The Engineering Honors Program is designed to offer an opportunity for academically successful and motivated students interested in completing their program of study in four years. In addition to honors-level courses, students will be engaged in the application of engineering through a year-long research project, culminating in a thesis. The purpose of this program is to prime students for success as practicing professionals in engineering industry as well as strengthen their potential success in graduate studies.
Participation in the Engineering Honors Program offers students a fast-track plan toward undergraduate degree completion, a structured experience that fosters advanced research inquiry and skills, builds upon academic confidence and communication in research skills, and cultivates academic independence needed at the graduate-school level. Because this is an accelerated program, students can earn priority registration. The program builds upon those skills and personal attributes that exemplify the spirit of the engineering profession, qualities that have great appeal to engineering industry and engineering graduate school. Students who successfully complete the program will receive an Honors certificate and special recognition during the university commencement ceremonies. Students will receive distinctive transcript notations, indicating honors coursework and completion of the Engineering Honors Program.
Incoming Freshman Applicants: For first-time freshman applicants, minimum admission criteria involve an evaluation of academic aptitude that emphasizes mathematical ability; these include: SAT-M = 650, SAT-CR = 600, SAT-W = 600, and high school weighted GPA = 3.50; AP Calculus AB score 3 or IB Math score 4 or higher (or equivalent of Calculus I, MATH122 is preferred. Incoming freshman applicants for the Fall semester must submit their applications no later than May 31st.
Incoming Transfer and Native Junior (Continuing) Applicants: For incoming transfer or native junior (continuing) applicants, minimum admission criteria involve an evaluation of academic aptitude that fits the upper-division honors student’s profile; these include a major GPA = 3.50 and completion of preparatory course requirements. Students who have successfully completed upper-division major courses with a grade “B” or better have a higher likelihood of admission.