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Undergraduate Catalog | 2022-2023 
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Computing and Informatics, Honors Program

The Computing and Informatics Honors Program (CCI Honors) is a research-based experience designed to provide mentoring to high-achieving students to better prepare them for post-graduate success. CCI Honors students must complete a capstone research project under the supervision of a faculty member.  Upon the successful completion of the honors program in CCI, students receive Honors commendations on their transcript and in the commencement program.

Admission Requirements

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).  To qualify, students must have:

  • An overall GPA of 3.2
  • A GPA of 3.4 in CCI courses

Students should apply in the semester prior to the semester they plan to graduate. The CCI Honors Committee will formally approve admission.

Course Requirements

Certification Requirements

To graduate with Honors in Computing and Informatics, students must:

  • Prepare a description of the proposed honors research for submission to the CCI Honors Committee, which has the authority to approve, recommend revisions to, or reject the proposal.  Students who plan to graduate with “Honors in Computing and Informatics” must complete the Application to Candidacy process for graduating with honors, as directed by the Honors College, beginning in the semester prior to registering for ITSC 4750 .
  • Complete 3 credit hours of Honors Thesis (ITSC 4750 ) during the semester in which the student will complete their project.
  • Prepare a written honors thesis based upon independent honors research.
  • Make a public presentation of the research results and successfully defend their thesis before the student’s honors committee.
  • Receive a grade of A in ITSC 4750 , have a GPA of at least 3.4 for courses in CCI, and an overall GPA of 3.2.

Upon completing the requirements of the honors program, receiving the recommendation of the College of Computing and Informatics Honors Committee and upon certification by the Honors College, the CCI Honors candidate shall graduate with Honors in Computing and Informatics.