Honors Research

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 have closer contact with the faculty of the department and 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 after completion of the B.S. degree.

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

  1. At lEAPSt a 3.25 cumulative graduation index;

  2. Successful completion of EAPS 494 Undergraduate Seminar;

  3. Faculty approval of 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 these programs, contact the Chairman of the Undergraduate Committee, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences.