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Process

  1. Learn the requirements of your Upper Division Program below.
  2. Declare your plans with the Honors College
  3. Have questions?  Schedule an appointment with the Upper Division Academic Advisor. 

 

Requirements

The baseline requirements for Upper Division Honors Distinction are:

  • 12 hours of 3000/4000-level Honors coursework, including 3-6 thesis hours
  • Honors Thesis Project
  • 3.50 cumulative and LSU GPA
  • 3.50 GPA in Upper Division program courses

Several major departments have designated specific programs of study for their Upper Division Programs beyond the baseline requirements for Upper Division Honors Distinction. Synopses of such departmental program requirements are listed below. Full requirements may be obtained directly from departments.  

In majors without established Upper Division programs, the baseline requirements (above) should be followed.

Physics & Astronomy

Hours Required

12

Course Requirements

Astronomy

  • 6 hours of 4000 level courses in major with Honors Option
  • ASTR 4997 with Honors Option & HNRS 4000 for thesis
 

Physics

  • 6 hours of 4000 level courses in major with Honors Option
  • PHYS 4991 and PHYS 4399 with Honors Option OR PHYS 4398  and PHYS 4399 with Honors Option

Thesis Courses Available

ASTR 4997, HNRS 4000, PHYS 4398, PHYS 4399 (final semester only), PHYS 4991