Honors Program

Graduate with Departmental Honors

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The Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences, under the direction of the University Honors Board, offers a departmental honors program for students who demonstrate exemplary abilities in their discipline. Such students will work closely with faculty mentors in an individual program of research, directed readings, independent study and seminar. Departmental honors will be posted to the transcript shortly after the bachelor’s degree is conferred.

Criteria for Admission into the Department Honors Program

  1. Completion of at least 60 units of courses.
  2. Overall cumulative average of 3.25 or above and a 3.50 or above cumulative average in their major course requirements.

Students below this threshold may appeal to the Department Honors Committee. Contact the department for a list of detailed procedures for applying to the departmental honors program.