There are three unique Honors options that EE students can pursue. Interdisciplinary Honors, College Honors or Departmental Honors. Interdisciplinary Honors students graduate "With Interdisciplinary Honors," Departmental Honors students graduate "With Honors in Electrical Engineering," and College Honors students graduate "With College Honors in Electrical Engineering.
Interdisciplinary Honors is only available to entering Freshman who applied to Honors at the same time they applied to the University of Washington or to Freshman who maintain a 3.5 GPA during autumn and winter quarter, and who apply to Honors during spring quarter of their first year.
To apply and for more information please go to https://honors.uw.edu/apply/
The College of Engineering Honors program offers high-achieving students the ability to pursue a challenging course of study, as well as an educational experience that facilitates long-term goals.
In order to apply for Departmental Honors, a student must meet the following criteria:
- Complete at least 2 full-time quarters of EE coursework at the UW (minimum of 12 credits per quarter)
- Complete the EE core, including EE 215, 233 and 235
- Meet with an EE advisor to declare departmental honors
In order to graduate with Departmental Honors, a student must meet and complete the following requirements:
- Minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA
- Minimum 3.5 EE GPA
- 9 credits of Ad Hoc to include at least 3 credits of EE 499 research (EE 499H).
Ad hoc credit
Ad Hoc honors provides students the opportunity to work with an instructor to create a plan of additional study in order to pursue a course with more depth. A student can contract with the
instructor in a given course to obtain honors credit in
that course by completing additional work. Once you have an agreement wtih an instructor, fill out the online ad hoc form. Form application, deadlines and Ad Hoc overview can be found here.
Examples of ad hoc projects include:
- Presenting your work at the Undergraduate Research Symposium
- Doing extensive research on a particular topic covered in class and presenting your work or writing a research paper explaining your research process, conclusions and overall experience
- Participating in graduate level research and/or collaborating with graduate students in labs, class, etc.
- Making a podcast or video of interviews and analysis relatd to a course theme
Remember that we are more interested in your overall experience than in the amount of additional work you do - Honors is intended to be about the *quality* vs. the *quantity.* If you need additional suggestions on how to receive ad hoc credit, please see an EE advisor.
College Honors is when a student completes both Interdisciplinary Honors and Departmental Honors.
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