Students are invited to participate in the departmental honors program on the condition of a 3.25 GPA and completion of EGR 265 or equivalent. Honors programs require nine credit hours above the 128 hours required for a bachelors degree.
- Students enroll in one-credit EGR 301 Honors Research I, which "Introduces students to research methodology, ethics, data analysis, and technical communication." The course also helps students to identify a research mentor. This course is offered only in the fall and is preferably taken junior year.
- Students enroll in two one-hour departmental seminars (MSE 496). This can be done during any two semesters (spring or fall) in their course of study.
- Students complete six hours of credit in honors research (MSE 497) under the direction of an MSE faculty mentor.
- Completion of the departmental honors program with a B or better average satisfies three credits of either a Materials Engineering elective or an Engineering/Math/Science elective.
- Honors research beyond the required six hours can be applied as graduate credit.
Amber L. Genau, Ph.D.