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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics Honors


Program Coordinator: John Kenney (C-209B Howell Science Complex; 252-328-2028; kenneyj@ecu.edu)

The Department of Physics Honors Program provides an opportunity for outstanding physics majors to do intensive study and research in areas of special interest. A student desiring to enter the honors program must be a junior or senior majoring in physics, and possess a minimum GPA of 3.2 in all courses taken at East Carolina University, as well as in all physics and cognate courses. Before participating in the honors program, students must notify the physics assistant chair for undergraduate studies and obtain approval of a project supervisor from the physics faculty. Program participants are expected to select a topic of mutual interest to both the student and project supervisor, research the topic through the scientific literature, and then conduct independent research on the topic. Upon completion of the research, the student must submit a detailed written research report and make an oral presentation on the honors project. Course requirements: PHYS 4950 ; a minimum of 5 s.h. research and/or independent study from: PHYS 3516 , PHYS 3517 , PHYS 3518 , PHYS 3716 , PHYS 3717 , PHYS 3718 .