The Upper Division Honors Program in Physics is intended to supplement the normal curriculum for particularly able and highly motivated upper division physics majors. A major emphasis of the program is the involvement of honors students in active research projects in the school. Such involvement can give students experience in doing physics that a traditional classroom cannot. Honors seminars in the Junior and Senior years include presentations which attempt to illustrate the range of current physics research being conducted in the School, the College, and local industry, and to prepare students for selecting graduate schools. In addition, the seminars include student reports of their activities in departmental research.
Participation in the Upper Division Honors Program is open to all qualified students; prior enrollment in IT's Lower Division Honors Program is not a prerequisite. Completion of specified honors requirements in the upper division leads to graduation with cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude degree designations. General requirements are as follows:
Additional information may be obtained from the Director of Upper Division Honors in Physics.