Honors Program in Engineering

The University Honors Program engages a diverse population of students through a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum that promotes expansive, innovative thinking and conscious global citizenship. All departments in the College of Engineering participate in the UW Honors Program.

There are three types of Honors tracks available within the College of Engineering: Interdisciplinary, Departmental, and College Honors. Students in any track are part of the University Honors Program.

Interdisciplinary Honors

Students enter Interdisciplinary Honors as incoming freshmen or in the spring of the first year at UW. To earn Interdisciplinary Honors, students take the majority of their general education requirements in Honors-specific courses, complete experiential learning requirements, and maintain a portfolio throughout their participation in this curriculum. Students meeting these requirements become candidates for the degree designation, "With Interdisciplinary Honors." Learn more »

Departmental Honors

Students enter Departmental Honors once they are accepted into and enter their department. Students completing these requirements become candidates for the degree "With Honors in [major]." Learn more »

Requirements for graduating with Departmental Honors vary by major and are established by the College of Engineering's individual departments. Please check with your departmental adviser for details and forms. Most departments in the College of Engineering require:

  • Nine to 10 of the credits you take in your major to be Honors courses, generally through the ad hoc Honors option.
  • An honors senior project or thesis.

College Honors

To receive College Honors, students complete the Honors core, combined with the departmental graduation requirements and departmental honors requirements. Students meeting these requirements become candidates for the degree designation, "With College Honors." Learn more »