The advanced major is for students intending to pursue higher studies and research in physics. It would enable them to take some advanced physics courses as well as get an idea of research through the capstone project/thesis.
The requirements for getting an Advanced Major in Physics are as follows. Students are required to take 24 physics credits in the 4th year (overall 32 credits). This will include the project/thesis [which will carry 8 credits for the whole year- equal to 2 courses] and also 4 additional 4000 (or higher) level physics elective courses [at most one of these can be a 4000 or higher level course cross-listed by physics] . Two courses (8 credits) may be taken from outside the department. The primary advisor (if there is more than one) should be from the physics department at Ashoka University.