We’re glad that you’re considering an honors program in the
College of Engineering!
The College of Engineering Honors Program provides a structure for working more closely with faculty members and other students in a team environment. Participation in our program is highly recommended for engineering students planning academic or research-related careers that require considerable critical and original independent thinking, although the honors experience will benefit any future career endeavor.
Entry Requirements for New First-Year Students
Entry Requirements for Current & Transfer Students
- Current University of Arkansas students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50 on all UA coursework to be eligible.
- New students not initially qualifying for the Engineering Honors Program are eligible after one term if they earn at least a 3.50 cumulative GPA
- Transfer students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50 on their transfer work to be eligible.
Honors Program Requirements
The College of Engineering requires the following:
- Complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of honors courses.
- A minimum of 6 of these 12 hours must be in engineering. Available engineering honors courses are found in departmental requirements section on the Engineering Honors Program website.
- For the honors courses outside of engineering, there are many options that will count toward your engineering degree requirements. Many courses on the approved humanities/social science elective list also have honors sections. Calculus and physics honors courses are also available.
- Participate in an undergraduate research or design experience, and prepare an undergraduate thesis.
- Fulfill any additional departmental requirements.
- Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.
Please check with your honors program director for the most up-to-date requirements!
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