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Honors Program

Updated on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 3:40pm

The Computer and Information Sciences Honors Program offers outstanding, highly motivated students the opportunity to develop research skills in preparation for graduate work or a professional career.

Eligibility

In order to be accepted into the Computer and Information Sciences Honors program, a student must:

  • Earn a 3.5 GPA in computer and information sciences (CS) courses;
  • Earn a 3.0 GPA overall;
  • Complete 18 semester hours in CS courses;
  • Enroll in CS 398 (Undergraduate Honors Research) for at least 1 semester hour; and
  • Arrange with a faculty sponsor in Computer and Information Sciences to do a research project.

Requirements

Students in the Computer and Information Sciences Honors Program will be required to have the following:

  • a minimum of 3 semester hours in CS 398 (Undergraduate Honors Research) with each semester hour involving a minimum of three hours of laboratory work per week during the semester of enrollment;
  • a formal research proposal submitted by the end of the first term of Honors Research, including an introduction, proposed methods, and relevant literature citation;
  • a formal written report in the form of a scientific paper; and
  • an oral or poster presentation at a Computer and Information Sciences departmental seminar. In some instances, it will be recommended or required that Computer and Information Sciences Honors students give a formal presentation of their work at a scientific meeting.

Benefits

In addition to the educational and career benefits of participating in the Computer and Information Sciences Honors program, students who complete the program will graduate "With Honors in Computer and Information Sciences."

Contact

For more information and/or admission to the Computer and Information Sciences Honors program, contact Dr. Puri Bangalore.

 



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