Astronomy Undergraduate Honors Program

It is highly recommended that majors who plan to seek special honors in astronomy apply to the honors advisor for admission to the program by the end of the third year, and absolutely no later than the beginning of the fourth year. A University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in physics and astronomy of at least 3.50 are required for admission to the honors program.

The requirements for graduation with departmental honors are:

  1. AST 379H Honors Tutorial Course, in which the student completes a supervised research project. You may take a second semester of Astronomy 379H if necessary to complete the project. Two semesters in this course may be counted toward the major requirement.
  2. A written report on the research project, approved by the research supervisor and the honors adviser.
  3. A final University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in physics and astronomy of at least 3.50.
  4. Completion at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.

For more information, contact:

Honors Advisor
Dr. Don Winget
Department of Astronomy
dew@astro.as.utexas.edu
RLM 16.236

Student Coordinator
Department of Astronomy
studentinfo@astro.as.utexas.edu
RLM 15.204