The Program of Study (POS) identifies the courses and activities which will add “Honors Character” to your degree program. The POS requirements are in addition to the seminar, project, and GPA requirements (see “Program Requirements“). To complete a POS in the Engineering Honors Program, you must illustrate excellence in three pillar areas:
- depth in your chosen area of study,
- breadth in study outside science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and
- community and professional development.
You must also take at least two honors courses (not including FHP courses such as Lib 160H, Hon 121, and if following the new guidelines below, Engl 250H).
Guidelines, forms and examples are below:
- For Plans of Study submitted at any time Spring 2018 onward, use our new guidelines:
- For Plans of Study submitted Spring or Summer 2018 ONLY, you may use our old guidelines:
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Example Plans of Study (old) (.pdf)
Please work with your honors advisor and these guidelines to develop your program of study.
Submitting your POS
You are required to submit your POS no later than four semesters prior to the term in which you are graduating (by Sept. 21 or Feb. 21 for fall/spring semester respectively). Failure to submit a POS by the appropriate deadline for your graduation term will result in suspension from the Honors Program.
Email your completed POS form, along with any required documents (for POS elements that are not visible on your degree audit; see the second page of the guidelines linked above), to firstname.lastname@example.org. These forms should be Word documents.
Programs of Study are evaluated on a rolling basis. When you submit your POS, it will be considered by a panel of EHP faculty committee members, and you will be notified of their decision. A POS may be accepted, returned for minor revision, or rejected if it does not meet the requirements. If your POS is not accepted, suggestions for appropriate changes will be given. Your changes will be due within three weeks. The date will be provided with your feedback.