Courses required: those listed for the B.S. degree with a major in Physics, plus Physics 495-496, Honors Tutorial. At least four credits per semester in the senior year must be earned in Honors Tutorial courses. Up to eight additional credits of tutorial or related course work may be counted, resulting in a maximum of sixteen credits of Honors in the senior year.
To be eligible for the Honors program a student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average and a major grade point average of 3.50 at the time of application for honors. The student must graduate with a cumulative grade point average and a major grade point average of 3.50 in order to receive the honors designation at commencement.
An original investigation in some area of physics is required. Honors research may be conducted outside of the department with department approval and the careful guidance of a Physics faculty member at Rhodes.
A thesis must be presented at the end of the project. An oral presentation of the final project is also expected. The Honors project and thesis must be approved by the student’s Honors committee and the project must follow the department and college guidelines and schedule for Honors work.