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The full degree program in physics requires the completion of at least 120 semester hours, including General Education, the Writing Requirement, the Mathematics Competency Requirement, electives, and the major requirements. Students wishing to attend graduate school in physics are advised to take additional physics courses.
To continue in the major beyond the first year, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all courses completed or consent of department chair.
Physics majors of superior scholastic ability are eligible to participate in the department's honors program. During the junior and senior years, qualified students may pursue advanced study and research in the discipline. Upon completing the program, these students are awarded the Bachelor of Arts with honors in physics. Details are available from the department chair.