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Requirements for the Engineering Honors Program

Honors Program Requirements

Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program Requirements

Coursework Requirement:

  • Four 100- or 200-level departmental honors courses (14 hours minimum, at least two courses must be from Engineering Fundamentals, Physics, Math, Chemistry, or Biology).
  • Coursework requirements in the upper division are specific to the individual departments and the student is referred to those individual descriptions for explanation.

Breadth Requirement:

An honors student is expected to broaden their undergraduate experience beyond a prescribed curriculum. Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program/Honors Concentration students must satisfy two of the five National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenge Scholars requirements listed below. One of these must be at an Intermediate level and the other at an Introductory level.
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NAE Grand Challenge Scholar Requirements:

  • A research experience
  • Interdisciplinary coursework that prepares a student to work at the boundary of engineering with public policy, business, ethics, risk, and human behavior
  • An entrepreneurship experience to prepare students to translate invention to innovation
  • A global experience to build the student’s perspective of these global issues
  • A service learning experience to deepen students’ motivation to bring their technical expertise to bear on societal problems
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