May 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Physics Research Certificate


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Program: Research Certificate
Department of Physics  
College of Arts and Sciences

Kettler Hall 126B ~ 260-481-6306


Pursuing a research certificate provides opportunities to engage in active learning situations integrating original research and the undergraduate curricula.  You will learn research methods and tools appropriate to your discipline, and research interests within the discipline; the foundations of research relating to the history, philosophy, and theory of the discipline; and advanced communications skills.  You will apply knowledge learned by designing and executing a research study or project and communicating the results to others.  The certificate can be earned and awarded independent of other degree(s).


Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this certificate, students will:

  • be able to apply knowledge learned by designing and executing a research study or project and communicating the results to others

Program Delivery:

  • This program is available on-campus and hybrid

Declaring this Certificate:

Program Requirements:

  • A minimum GPA of 2.00 or higher is required for graduation
  • A minimum of 10 credits must be earned as resident credit

To earn the Physics Research Certificate, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to those noted above:


Research Writing: Credits 3


History, Philosophy, or Theory of the Discipline: Credits 3


Cognate Research Tools: Credits 4


Choose one of the following:

Research Methods and Supervised Individual Research: Credit 1


Total Credits: 20-21


Student Responsibility


You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.

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