All schools & programs > College of Liberal Arts and Sciences > Department of Physics and Astronomy >

Bachelor of Arts in Physics

Visit their website » Print...

Departmental Honors in Physics

A qualified undergraduate earning either a B.A. or a B.S. degree in the College with a major in physics may graduate with honors in physics by fulfilling these requirements:

  1. By the end of the candidate’s final semester, achieve a minimum grade-point average of 3.25 overall and 3.5 in the major, in all courses taken in residence and elsewhere.
  2. Complete at least 24 semester credit hours of physics courses numbered 500 or above, including undergraduate research represented by 4 hours of credit in PHSX 500 Special Problems or PHSX 501 Honors Research. The student must earn a grade of B or higher in PHSX 500 or PHSX 501.
  3. The student must present the results of the research in written form, which must be accepted by 3 department faculty members.

A student who plans to graduate with honors in physics must file a declaration of intent form with the departmental honors coordinator, preferably during his or her junior year, but in any case, no later than enrollment for the final undergraduate semester.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.