Departmental Honors. A student may graduate with departmental honors in the Information Technology major by satisfying the requirements below. Most of the requirements for graduation with Honors are completed during the final two semesters of the undergraduate program.
1. The student must file an application to graduate with Departmental Honors during the semester preceding the student's final two semesters (a summer semester may count as one of these). This must be done prior to enrolling in any EECS 498 course (see step 3 below). These forms are available in 250 BEST. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher and an engineering GPA of 3.5 or higher. Applicants must identify a research topic and obtain consent of a faculty member to supervise the Honors research.
2. Applicants who receive preliminary approval must remain enrolled full-time and must maintain the above minimum cumulative overall and engineering GPAs until graduation.
3. Applicants who receive preliminary approval must enroll in EECS 498: Honors Research for one credit hour for his/her last two semesters (a summer semester may count as one of theses) under the supervision of the faculty member named in the Honors application. These credits are in addition to those required for the degree.
4. The student must complete an independent research project paper and oral presentation to a panel of three faculty members, including the research supervisor. This panel makes the recommendation concerning graduating with honors.
University and School of Engineering Honors. The School of Engineering encourages all qualified students to participate in the Honors Program. Students must meet with an engineering advisor every semester and may also meet with an honors program advisor. See the Honors Program section in the General Regulations chapter in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of the undergraduate catalog.