Physics and Earth Science offers courses in three areas: Astronomy, Earth Science, and Physics. Physics and Earth Science provides for a special emphasis in Astronomy and provides a strong undergraduate concentration of courses in this field for students planning to pursue graduate work in Astronomy. The Engineering Physics major earns a B.S. degree.
Students majoring in Engineering Physics and judged qualified by the faculty may, upon invitation, elect to pursue honors work in Physics. To graduate “With Honors in Physics,” students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, a minimum major GPA of 3.2, complete nine hours of honors work (PHY 303H, 304H, 490), and submit an honors thesis.