Honors

Departmental Honors Program

The chairperson of the department will invite physics majors who have shown considerable ability by the end of their junior year to participate in the departmental honors program. Candidates for honors either (1) take 01:750:495 and 496, write a thesis and conduct a seminar on a project undertaken in the senior year, or (2) take two Physics and Astronomy graduate courses. Honors are awarded on the basis of the excellence of the honors project (if applicable), general performance in physics courses, and recommendations of the faculty.