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Physics Departmental Honors

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To earn Departmental Honors in Physics, a student must:

  • Maintain a departmental GPA of 3.3, and an overall GPA of 3.3
  • Fulfill all the requirements for a Physics major
  • Complete a research project (at least 3 credit hours) with a faculty member, with a grade of A.
  • Present the project at the Physics Department Seminar and the Weber State Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Volunteer at least 12 hours of community outreach in a Physics related context, such as the planetarium.  This requirement also includes making an oral presentation about the work in the Honors Center.

Students who have not completed their General Education requirements are encouraged to take Honors General Education classes.

How to apply for Departmental Honors in Physics:

Students must apply to be awarded departmental honors and be cleared by both the Physics Department and the Honors Program.

  1. Complete the entrance application form for Departmental Honors with the departmental advisor and submit it to the Honors Program (2nd floor of the Stewart Library).
  2. Meet the requirements listed above.
  3. Complete the exit application with the departmenal advisor.
  4. Visit with Marilyn Diamond, the Honors advisor, to be cleared for graduation with Departmenal Honors.  (801-626-7336) mdiamond@weber.edu

Students earning departmental honors will be recognized in the following ways:

  • “Department of Physics Honors” designation on the transcript.
  • “Department of Physics Honors” printed on the degree diploma.
  • Personalized letter signed by the President of Weber State University and the Honors Director.
  • Invitations to Honors educational and social events.
  • Invitation to Honors Nye-Cortez banquet at the end of the academic year.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Brad Carroll Dept Chair 801-626-7921
Dr. Judy Elsley Honors Director 801-626-6186



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