undergrad-mar09 - -UF Physics Undergraduate Advising...

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UF Physics Undergraduate Advising Newsletter March/April 2009 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Registration for Fall and Summer classes will begin this week. This newsletter covers common advising questions relating to preregistration and has some announcements for graduating seniors. As usual, this document is not intended to be a substitute for seeing a Physics department advisor or talking to students who are a year ahead of you in classes. The list of Physics department advisors and their office hours is maintained at: http://www.phys.ufl.edu/academics/undergraduate/ Announcements for Seniors ------------------------- 1. We will be having a party in the department for our graduating seniors, their families, and friends on the afternoon of the Friday before graduation (May 1). This has been a fun event in the past, and I encourage all who can attend to do so. Formal announcements will go out in a few weeks. 2. Students who are planning to attend commencement are strongly encouraged to consult the graduation checklist at http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement/gradchecklist.html 3. The Honors program has information about honors and senior theses at: http://www.honors.ufl.edu/upperdivisionhonors.html http://www.honors.ufl.edu/forms/thesis.pdf A copy of your thesis is due to the Student Services Office by noon on Wednesday, April 15. As in the past, we will ask you to make a short (15 minute) presentation about your thesis. Any of the advisors will be happy to review your thesis prior to submission. Your research advisor should read and check your thesis prior to submission. They should sign one copy of the cover sheet at the bottom of the page to indicate that they have done so. For the second year an award of $200 will be given for the best senior thesis from among those theses submitted. The award will be presented at the Physics department graduation party at the end of the semester. Students can contact Heather Ray (hray@phys.ufl.edu) for more information. Requirements for Physics Degrees -------------------------------- The Physics department offers both Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees, as well as a minor in Physics. The course requirements for these degrees are listed on our web site at: BS Degree http://www.phys.ufl.edu/academics/undergraduate/reqBS.html BA Degree http://www.phys.ufl.edu/academics/undergraduate/reqBA.html The minor requires only three appropriately chosen courses after introductory physics, the BA degree requires approximately 30 credits in physics, and the BS degree requires approximately 40 credits in physics. The BA degree was created because many of our students do not go on to graduate school in physics, but go on to jobs in industry, to other graduate schools such as engineering, and to medical school. It has the scheduling flexibility to allow students to take courses outside of physics to further their career goals. General Advising Comments
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