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Honors Courses

100-200 Level Honors Courses

These are some of the common Honors courses that students take in their first two years.

  • EF 157 – Honors: Physics for Engineers I
  • EF 158 – Honors: Physics for Engineers II
  • MSE 207 Honors Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering

  • MATH 147 – Honors: Calculus I
  • MATH 148 – Honors: Calculus II
  • MATH 237 – Honors: Differential Equations I
  • MATH 247 – Honors: Calculus III
  • MATH 257 – Honors: Matrix Algebra I

  • CHEM 128 – Honors: General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 138 – Honors: General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 358 – Honors: Organic Chemistry I
  • BIOL 168 – Honors: Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • PHYS 137 – Honors: Fundamentals of Physics I
  • PHYS 138 – Honors: Fundamentals of Physics II

  • ARTH 177 – Honors Western Art: Ancient through Medieval
  • ARTH 178 – Honors Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
  • ENGL 207 – Honors: British Literature I
  • ENGL 208 – Honors: British Literature II
  • ENGL 237 – Honors: American Literature I: Colonial Era to the Civil War
  • ENGL 238 – Honors: American Literature II: Civil War to the Present
  • PHIL 107 – Honors: Introduction to Philosophy

  • ANTH 137 – Honors: Cultural Anthropology
  • ECON 207 – Honors: Introductory Economics
  • POLS 107 – Honors: United States Government and Politics
  • PSYC 117 – Honors: General Psychology
  • SOCI 127 – Honors: Introduction to Sociology

  • ANTH 127 – Honors: Prehistoric Archaeology
  • HIST 247 – Honors: Development of Western Civilization
  • HIST 248 – Honors: Development of Western Civilization
  • HIST 267 – Honors: A History of World Civilization
  • HIST 268 – Honors: A History of World Civilization

Upper Division Engineering Courses

These are Junior and Senior level courses taken as part of the Honors curricula for the different disciplines

  • BSE 417 – Honors: Mechanical Systems Engineering
  • BSE 418 – Honors: Environmental Hydrology
  • BSE 437 – Honors: Bioprocess Engineering
  • BSE 457 – Honors: Electronic Systems

  • CBE 407 – Honors Seminar
  • CBE 447 – Honors: Transport Phenomena
  • CBE 467 – Honors: Engineering Internship in Process Control
  • CBE 488 – Honors: Design Internship in Green Engineering
  • CBE 498 – Honors Thesis

  • CE 407 – Honors Undergraduate Research
  • CE 437 – Honors Geotechnical Engineering II
  • CE 447 – Honors Civil Engineering Systems Design and Management
  • CE 458 – Honors Transportation Engineering II
  • CE 467 – Honors Structural Engineering II
  • CE 487 – Honors Environmental Engineering II
  • CE 497 – Honors Water Resources Engineering II

  • COSC 307 – Honors Data Structures and Algorithms II
  • COSC 317 – Honors Discrete Structures
  • COSC 367 – Honors Systems Programming
  • COSC 377 – Honors Introduction to Scientific Computing
  • COSC 427 – Honors Biologically-Inspired Computation
  • ECE 317 – Honors Probability and Random Variables
  • ECE 347 – Honors Fields
  • ECE 357 – Honors Digital Systems Design
  • ECE 417 – Honors Computer Control Systems
  • ECE 427 – Honors Electric Energy Systems
  • ECE 457 – Honors Computer Systems Architecture
  • ECE 477 – Honors Introduction to Pattern Recognition
  • ECE 478 – Honors Introduction to Digital Image Processing
  • ECE 487 – Honors Power Electronics

  • IE 317 – Honors: Operations Research in Industrial Engineering II
  • IE 407 – Honors: Facilities Planning and Material Handling
  • IE 408 – Honors: Simulation
  • IE 428 – Honors: Information Systems Analysis and Design

  • MSE 347 – Honors: Principles of Polymeric Materials
  • MSE 357 – Honors: Principles of Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Materials
  • MSE 367 – Honors: Principles of Ceramic Materials
  • MSE 397 – Honors: Principles of Metallic Materials

  • AE 347 – Honors: Fluid Mechanics
  • AE 377 – Honors: Airplane Performance
  • BME 367 – Honors: System Dynamics
  • BME 477 – Honors: Applied Biomechanics
  • ME 367 – Honors: System Dynamics
  • ME 397 – Honors: Engineering Analysis
  • ME 477 – Honors: Thermal Engineering

  • NE 347 – Honors: Thermal Science
  • NE 357 – Honors: Nuclear System Dynamics and Control
  • NE 367 – Honors: Numerical Methods and Fortran
  • NE 427 – Honors: Nuclear Engineering Laboratory
  • NE 447 – Honors: Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • NE 467 – Honors: Radiation Shielding

Honors-By-Contract

An upper division engineering course without an honors equivalent can be taken for honors credit if an Honors contract is agreed upon by the student and course instructor and approved by the Engineering Honors faculty.

Contract Guidelines

  • No 100-200 level courses are allowed to utilize this option.
  • Contracts are not allowed for courses that already have honors equivalent courses.
  • Contract requirements should be specific, relevant, and measurable.
  • Required meetings between student and faculty member should be included in all contracts.
  • Honors credit will ONLY be conferred upon completion of contract.
  • Typically only one honors-by-contract per student will be approved.

 Forms (both must be completed before honors credit is conferred)

Students who are completing Honors-By-Contract for the Chancellor’s Honors Program and would also like it to be considered for the Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program should submit copies of their CHP Application and Completion forms to 207 Perkins Hall or by email to Kevin Kit, honors program director.

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