The honors programs are designed to allow undergraduates with strong academic records and enthusiasm for independent research to engage in a significant project leading to a degree with honors.
This option is particularly valuable for students who intend to pursue a Ph.D. because it provides research experience that helps prepare a student for doctoral-level work. Typically, these programs are competitive in terms of their admission and also require that the student find a faculty member to supervise the work.
Honors programs currently exist in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Architectural Design, Atmosphere/Energy, Bioengineering, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Computation, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering, Individually Designed Major in Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
Honors Criteria for 2019-20 can be found on the Explore Degrees School of Engineering Majors page.Honors information is listed beneath the BS degree requirements for each major program. Details for every program can also be found in the printed or pdf version of the Handbook, available in mid-September.