HONORS IN PHYSICS

Candidates receiving honors in Physics will be expected to pursue a more rigorous and extensive program than those merely concentrating in the subject. 

  • Candidates typically earn the Sc.B. degree, though in special circumstances an A.B. degree will be acceptable. 
  • All Sc.B. candidates are eligible for honors consideration without any special application procedure. During the student's eighth semester, the Physics concentration and honors advisors will review the student's grades in all mathematics and physics courses and compute a GPA. If this GPA is judged sufficiently outstanding (typically 3.25 or better), successful completion of the senior thesis is then the remaining requirement, including an oral presentation at the end of the eighth semester. This presentation will be evaluated by the thesis advisor, and the Physics concentration and honors advisors.  If it is deemed satisfactory, the student will be awarded honors at graduation.
  • Outstanding theses may be nominated for publication by The Wayland Press of Brown University.

The Physics Honors Coordinator for AY 2018-19 is Professor Jim Valles.