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Davidson, NC 28035

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Davidson, NC 28035


In addition to completing the requirements for a major in physics, a candidate for honors in physics must submit a written thesis covering an independent research project. Such a project may be based upon work completed in Physics 495, 496, or in an undergraduate research program on or away from campus that is approved by the department.

Applications for honors in physics should be made in writing to the chair of the department no later than the end of the junior year.

The awarding of honors in physics is based on:

  • Overall GPA of at least 3.2 with a GPA of at least 3.5 in physics courses taken at Davidson
  • Acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examination in physics or the ETS Major Field Test in physics administered by the department
  • Oral presentation of the research in a departmental seminar
  • Favorable vote of the physics faculty concerning the qualities of the candidate, the course of study, the written thesis, and the oral defense