ADMISSION, RETENTION, & GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Department of Physics & Astronomy
East Tennessee State University
Entering Freshman, or
Students after their first semester freshman year at ETSU, or
Transfer students, or
Physics majors in their second or later years at ETSU
Who may apply:
Entering freshman admitted to the Physics Honors program must have
a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 overall on a 4.0 scale and
an ACT composite score of 25 or SAT composite score of 1180.
Students entering the Physics Honors program after their first semester
freshman year at ETSU, or physics majors in their second or later years
must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 or a minimum GPA of 3.5
in Physics courses.
Transfer students into the Physics Honors program must have a minimum overall
GPA of 3.5.
APPLICATION & ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES
Appplications may be submitted over the Internet,
by e-mail, or by post. Deadline is June 1.
Applications will be reviewed by the program
coordinator and two Physics Honors faculty. The applicant will be
notified of his/her status within one month of receipt of the
keep in mind that the ETSU Physics & Astronomy Department requests that
entering freshmen have high school pre-calculus and physics.
Retention in the Physics Honors Program includes at least 15 credit hours
per semester and a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 in the first 30 credit
hours, 3.3 for 30 to 45 credit hours, and 3.5 after 45 credit hours.
Honors students who do not meet these requirements for one semester
may request probation. Their current honors courses professors and
the Honors Program Coordinator will meet with the student and make
a decision regarding probation. If the student meets the retention
requirements after the period of probation, then they will remain
in the Physics Honors Program.
To graduate with a Physics Honors Major, honors students
must have completed all major course requirements and successfully
completed and orally presented their senior Honors Theses. The overall
minimum GPA must be 3.3 and GPA in physics must be 3.5. Honors students
majoring in Physics may,
at the option of the Honors in Discipline committee,
be presented with a final exam in Physics. This exam would be
similar to a graduate programs entrance exam,
based on the better problems in the Physics textbook
used in the Physics Department Technical Physics (PHYS2110-20)
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Last Modified 9/1/09