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Undergraduate Catalog | 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2019-2020 Previous Edition

Computing and Informatics, Honors Program

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The Computing and Informatics Honors Program (CCI Honors) provides leadership mentoring to our high-achieving students to better prepare them for post-graduate success. Personalized to individual interests, CCI Honors students receive valuable 1-on-1 mentoring by professional leaders from a wide variety of areas, including entrepreneurship, research, and industry.  Further, CCI honors students complete a tailored experiential learning curriculum that provides hands-on training that is not typically provided in the classroom.

Admission to the Program

Consideration for admission to the Honors Program may be initiated by the student or by any faculty member in the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI).  Students are eligible to begin participation in the Honors Program in their Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior year of study.  To qualify, students must have an overall GPA of 3.20 and a GPA of 3.50 in CCI courses.  Incoming freshman students are reviewed for admission based on their SAT course, GPA, PGI, and IB and AP coursework.  Students entering the Honors Program must fill out an application, necessary transcripts and essay for consideration and review by the CCI Honors Committee.  Applications must be received by December 1 for Spring admission and May 1 for Fall admission.  Honors Program applications from beginning freshmen are processed on the first day of classes for that semester.  The CCI Honors Committee reviews the materials of all eligible student applicants and admits students into the program.

Capstone Experience

The Capstone Experience is research-based and includes oral and written components.  Depending on student interest, the written component could include a professional portfolio, business plan, or research report.  Students select 6 credit hours from the following courses, based on their degree requirements:

Honors Recognition

To graduate with Honors in Computing and Informatics, students must complete the required Honors courses, maintain the GPA requirements for admission to the CCI Honors Program, obtain a GPA of 3.5 in CCI Honors courses, and successfully complete the written and oral component of the Capstone Experience with a grade of A for those 6 credit hours.  Upon completing the requirements of the Honors Program, receiving the recommendation of the College of Computing and Informatics Honors Committee and the Department Chair, and upon certification by the Honors College, the Honors candidate shall be graduated with Honors in Computing and Informatics.  Recognition of such distinction is noted on the student’s permanent record.

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