At my school there are 2 basic undergrad plans of study in the physics department - regular physics and honors physics. The main difference is that the honors program is more difficult and each of the E&M, Classical Mechanics, and Quantum Mechanics are covered in 2 semesters. When I first started, I really wanted to do the honors curriculum, but since I only started majoring in physics my sophomore year, I realized it would take me too long to graduate. Since I am following a less difficult program with only 1 semester each for EM, CM, and QM, will that put at a disadvantage against other grad school applicants? Also, if 2 people from the same school are applying, 1 of them being honors and the other graduating in regular physics, will the person in honors get a significant edge in admission prospects. Any help on this would be appreciated. Thanks.