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 a minimum number of honors courses.
Guidelines, forms and examples are below:
- COE Honors Program POS Guidelines (pdf)
- Basic POS form to complete (.doc) – note that additional documents may be required when you submit the form.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Example Plans of Study (.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.