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Honors Breadth Requirements

Breadth Requirement Experience Levels for the Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program/Honors Concentration, Grand Challenge Engineer, and NAE Grand Challenge Scholar Programs

Note: For students pursuing GCE or GCS designations, these experience levels are to be considered examples of acceptable levels, as each student will have an individual plan agreed upon by the student and honors advisor.

Research

Extensive Intermediate Introductory
Completion of a three-semester duration undergraduate research experience. Must result in a mentor-approved paper or poster which is presented at EUReCA, UT Honors Symposium, a professional meeting, or other venue approved by the Honors director. Completion of a two-semester duration undergraduate research experience. Must result in a mentor-approved paper or poster which is presented at EUReCA, UT Honors Symposium, a professional meeting, or other venue approved by the Honors director. Completion of a one-semester duration undergraduate research experience, or a 3-credit-hour faculty-sponsored independent study course. Must result in a mentor-approved paper or poster which is presented at EUReCA, UT Honors Symposium, a professional meeting, or other venue approved by the Honors director.

Interdisciplinary Coursework

Extensive Intermediate Introductory
Minimum of 9 hours from interdisciplinary courses from this list. Minimum of 6 hours interdisciplinary courses from this list. Minimum of 3 hours from interdisciplinary courses from this list.

Entrepreneurship

Extensive Intermediate Introductory
Minimum of 9 hours from the new Interdisciplinary Minor in Entrepreneurship Minimum of 6 hours from the new Interdisciplinary Minor in Entrepreneurship Minimum of 3 hours from the new Interdisciplinary Minor in Entrepreneurship

Global Experiences

Extensive Intermediate Introductory
Full semester abroad (study program or internship) OR 6 hours coursework abroad and a foreign language minor 6 hours coursework abroad OR 3 hours coursework abroad and a foreign language minor One course abroad or TCE non-credit global experience.

Service-Learning

Extensive Intermediate Introductory
An extensive experience in Service-Learning would normally be designed by the student and approved by the Honors director to reflect individual student interests. Minimum of 6 hours from TCE Design course associated with the Smart Cities Initiative, other courses carrying UT service learning designation, or at least 6 months providing technical service for a non-profit organization. Minimum of 3 hours chosen from TCE Design course associated with the Smart Cities Initiative, other courses carrying UT service learning designation, or at least 3 months providing technical service for a non-profit organization.

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