A.B. students who have an overall grade point average of 3.0 with a 3.33 grade point average in the major are eligible for the Honors Program in Engineering Sciences. Applications are accepted between the second week of the fall term in the junior year and the second week of the winter term in the senior year.
Contact Professor Erland Schulson, chair of the Engineering Sciences department, for details.
The honors project, either an experimental or a theoretical investigation, generally begins in ENGS 87: Undergraduate Investigations; the project itself, part of ENGS 88: Honors Thesis, includes a written thesis and an oral presentation.
Honors and High Honors
Students who complete the Honors Program with a B+ average or better and have a grade point average of 3.33 or higher in the major receive a degree with "Honors in Engineering Sciences." A degree with "High Honors in Engineering Sciences" is awarded to students who, in addition to the above, have taken two Engineering Sciences courses beyond those required for the major (excluding ENGS 87 and courses under ENGS 20), have attained a grade point average of 3.50 in all engineering sciences courses, and have completed outstanding independent work.