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College of Science

Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Honors Research Program

Outstanding students are invited to participate in the earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences honors research program. The focus of this program is the completion of an undergraduate research thesis and the oral presentation of this research in a departmental seminar. The thesis can be a laboratory, field or theoretical investigation. This program offers students the opportunity to explore in depth a specific topic of their interest through tutorials, independent research and seminars. The student thus obtains a better preparation for advanced study or a career in the geosciences.

A student can graduate with honors in earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences by completing the following requirements:

1. At least a 3.25 cumulative graduation index, and

2. Successful completion of EAS 49400 (Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Undergraduate Seminar) 
(1 cr.), and

3. A research thesis supervised and approved by a member of the faculty, and

4. Submission of application for graduation with honors during the semester before graduation.

If you are interested in this program, contact the chair of the Undergraduate Committee in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences.