Departmental Honors Advisor:
Main 424, ext. 78019
Eligibility for Acceptance:
Qualified students will have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30, 3.50 in Computer Science courses and will have declared a major in Computer Science.
Program of Study:
The 15-credit requirement for Honors in Computer Science is met by successfully completing contracts in the following courses:
- 12 credits in upper-division courses in the department
- 1 credit of CS 5070, Computer Science Capstone
- 2 credits of HONR 4900, Senior Thesis/Project
- 3 credits may be taken in upper-division coursework outside the department, with the Departmental Honors Advisor's approval
*Nothing lower than a B grade is acceptable in courses in which an Honors contract is being completed
**Students who fail to complete a contract, once entered into with a faculty member, will be placed on academic probation for one semester.
Requirements for Completion of Degree:
The successful candidate will graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and a GPA of 3.50 in upper-division major requirements and Honors coursework and will complete and present in a public forum an Honors thesis/project (e.g., Student Showcase). Many students have found it helpful to relate the courses taken on Honors contract to the final thesis/project.