Dear Honors College students,

 

Below you will find information on how to coordinate your capstone project with your major requirements. We have made every effort to keep this information accurate and up to date. However, you should always discuss your course choices and schedule with your major advisor to verify that you are on track to complete all of your major requirements on schedule.

 

Major name:

Physics

 

DUGS Name & Contact Information:

Cecilia Gerber, Ph.D.

Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies

gerber@uic.edu

 

Major Advisor Name & Contact Information:

Melodie Shaw

melodies@uic.edu

 

Students working on their Honors Capstone project can enroll in the following course(s):

Course number

Course Name                      

Number of Hours

Required for major

Elective in major

Required to earn Departmental Honors

When to enroll

PHYS 391

Physics Seminar

1

No

Yes

No*

Either semester of capstone

PHYS 392

Physics Research

2-4

No

Yes

No*

Either semester of capstone

* PHYS 391 OR  PHYS 392 are not required for Departmental Distinction, but can be utilized as a component to obtain High Distinction or Highest Distinction.

 

Requirements for Departmental/College/Major honors:

Departmental Distinction: Distinction in physics is awarded to students who achieve a minimum major GPA of 3.50/4.00.

Students who qualify for departmental distinction can also be recommended for high or highest distinction as detailed below:

 

High Distinction: A minimum major GPA of 3.70/4.00.  Alternatively, a minimum major GPA of 3.50/4.00 and having a passing grade in PHYS 391 or 392.

Highest Distinction: A minimum major GPA of 3.80/4.00.  Alternatively, a minimum major GPA of 3.70/4.00 and having a passing grade in PHYS 391 or 392.