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Bachelors Honors Concentration

The Torchbearer

Students who complete all requirements for the academic or astronomy concentrations will be awarded a degree with honors if their cumulative GPA is at least 3.25, their GPA in 300- and 400-level mathematics and physics courses is at least 3.5, they complete a minimum of 12 hours in honors courses, and they complete a written senior thesis reporting results of research conducted under faculty supervision and defended before a committee of three physics faculty members. A minimum of 3 credit hours of PHYS 493 (Research and Independent Study) is required.


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