The individual option is a course of study chosen specifically to match the interest and career plans of the student. This option will allow custom-designed cross disciplinary majors such as the history of physics and physics and the fine arts.
A student electing the individual option must complete the major core requirements of the B.A. in physics and will select a program consisting of a coherent collection of a minimum of 26 additional credits of physics courses numbered above 270, astronomy courses numbered above 301 and courses in related fields. This individualized program must be selected in consultation with a faculty adviser in the department and must be approved by that adviser, the department head and one other faculty member in the department. The student needs to declare this concentration at least 3 semesters prior to graduation.
The individualized program, as approved by the department and accepted by the student, becomes the major requirements for the student.
Students are expected to review progress toward completion of the selected program of study with their faculty adviser.