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Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Mechanical and Materials Engineering


Make the most of your undergraduate experience in a stimulating academic and social community. When you're accepted into the University Honors Program, you'll enjoy the small classes and close community of a private college along with the opportunities and resources of a research university.

Program Requirements

After you're accepted into the Honors Program, you'll need to maintain the required GPA and meet the following requirements:

Lower Division:  12 credit hours

  • 4 credit hours of WRIT 1522 (Honors Writing)
  • 8 credit hours of AHUM/SOCS 1000 courses (Honors sections)
  • To defer these courses beyond the first year, you may petition the Honors Program for an extension

Upper Division:  4 credit hours

  • 4 credit hours of HNRS 2400 seminars
  • To defer this requirement, you may petition the director of the Honors Program for alternatives or for an exemption

Honors Thesis:

  • ENGR 3314, 3324 and 3334 (Honors Thesis I, II & III) replace ENGR 3313, 3323 and 3333 (Senior Design Project I, II & III)
  • You must also submit a copy of the final Senior Design Project I, II & III report to the engineering department
  • A higher standard of achievement is typically expected

Additional Information

For a complete list of Honors Program requirements, visit the University Honors Program Web site.