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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Physics & Astronomy


Physics & Astronomy


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A graduating senior may be awarded distinction in the Physics major if they meet the following requirements:

  1. Overall PHYS and MATH GPA of at least 3.25;
  2. Six credit hours of PHYS coursework at the 3000+ level beyond their degree requirements;
  3. A senior thesis report that approximates a journal-submission quality document;
  4. A poster or other presentation of senior thesis work at DU's Undergraduate Symposium (held annually in early May); and
  5. Community service or public outreach experience (which can include SPS participation).

Individualized distinction options can be proposed for approval by the Undergraduate Committee.