Beginning in the fall of 2013, an overhaul to the requirements for students in the College of Engineering honors program will be enacted.
Current prerequisites will remain the same to gain admission into the program, but requirements for graduation will change to provide a more diverse experience for students.
University-wide honors requirements of maintaining a 3.5 GPA and completing an honors research project will remain in place.
“What’s really new, and what hopefully will be more appealing to students is that we ask that students in the program illustrate excellence in three categories,” said Amy Kaleita-Forbes, chairwoman of the engineering honors committee and associate professor in agriculture and biosystems engineering.
The three categories include breadth, depth, and community and professional development.