The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers an honors program for qualified students. Students may apply in their junior year after completing PHYS 201-205. Candidates must maintain a B (3.0) grade point average both in their major and overall. Completion of the honors program requires 3 units of independent, research-oriented study (PHYS 396) and presentatin of the work in a colloquium. Graduation with honors in Physics is conferred upon those students whom the faculty of the department deem worthy after presentation of the colloquium. Diplomas and transcripts of honors program graduates are designated: "Graduated with Departmental Honors in Physics".