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Honors Program

The Honors distinction from an ABET-accredited engineering program on your academic record is a distinctive way to show graduate schools and potential employers that you are a person who is committed to achieving a high level of engineering excellence through a rigorous academic program.

Students who successfully complete the College of Engineering Honors Program receive this designation on their University transcripts and at Commencement. Through the College of Engineering Honors Program, you will be challenged to lead and excel in an environment that sets the standard for academic excellence.

As an academically qualified and motivated student, you have the opportunity to distinguish your academic career through participation in the Engineering Honors program. You take a minimum of six Honors courses (18 credits) that add both depth and breadth to your curriculum. You begin by taking introductory level engineering courses with an honors cohort of like-minded engineering students. Then, at the upper levels, you select specialized courses in your engineering major or interdisciplinary courses. Opportunities to work with a faculty member on research projects or through study abroad courses are also provided. Students should contact the program coordinator to acknowledge their interest. The Honors Committee reviews applications and informs accepted students soon after, on a space available basis.

Honors Housing

Incoming freshmen, who have been invited to be members of the Colleges’ Honors Programs, have to opportunity to make the most of the program by living in special honors housing in the innovative (and popular) LaRiviere Living and Learning Center.

Begin with Cohort Core Courses

HONE 102 Engineering Seminiar
HONE 105 Computer Programming for Engineers
HONE 110 Data Acquisition and Processing
HONE 202 Mechanics 1–Statics
HONE 205 Circuits 1–Electrical Engineering

Specialize with Courses in Your Major
HONE course—Customize your course with an honors experience by an “Honors-by-Contract” arrangement with the faculty, or with special topics courses (HONE 390), undergraduate research (HONE 340), or an internship (HONE 480).

Finish with Your Independent Research
Senior Honors Thesis—Work closely with an engineering faculty advisor to complete advanced work in your personal area of interest complementing your Senior Capstone Design Project.