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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Physics Research Certificate

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Program: Research Certificate
Department of Physics
College of Science

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:

  • Declare this certificate within the Department of Physics 

Program Requirements:

  • A minimum GPA of 2.00 or higher is required for graduation.
  • The minimum grade for all courses used to complete the certificate is C- or higher.
  • 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 ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. 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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