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Engineering Honors Program

The Engineering Honors Program is designed to offer an opportunity for academically successful and motivated students interested in completing their program of study in four years. In addition to honors-level courses, students will be engaged in the application of engineering through a research project, culminating in a thesis. The purpose of this program is to prime students for success as practicing professionals in engineering industry as well as strengthen their potential success in graduate studies.

Benefits

Participation in the Engineering Honors Program offers students a fast-track plan toward undergraduate degree completion, a structured experience that fosters advanced research inquiry and skills, builds upon academic confidence and communication in research skills, and cultivates academic independence needed at the graduate-school level. Because this is an accelerated program, students can earn priority registration by attending honors sponsered events scheduled throughout the semester. The program builds upon those skills and personal attributes that exemplify the spirit of the engineering profession, qualities that have great appeal to engineering industry and engineering graduate school. Students who successfully complete the program will receive an Honors certificate and special recognition during the university commencement ceremonies. Students will receive distinctive transcript notations, indicating honors coursework and completion of the Engineering Honors Program.

Admission Criteria

Incoming Freshman Applicants: For first-time freshman applicants, minimum admission criteria involve an evaluation of academic aptitude that emphasizes mathematical ability; these include: SAT-M ≥ 650 and SAT-CR ≥ 600, or ACT Math ≥ 31 and ACT Reading ≥ 27; and a high school weighted GPA ≥ 3.50; as well as the preferred criterion of AP Calculus AB score 3 or IB Math score 4 or higher (or equivalent of Calculus I, MATH122).

Incoming Transfer and Continuing Student Applicants: For incoming transfer or continuing students, minimum admission criteria involve an evaluation of academic aptitude that fits the upper-division honors student's profile; these include a declared engineering major, and an overall GPA ≥ 3.50. Students have a higher likelihood of being accepted with completion of the preferred preparatory courses with a grade "B" or better.

  • Applicants within this category must be native juniors (defined as students who were admitted as freshmen to CSULB and have completed 60 semester units) and must meet the transfer applicant criteria.

Application Instructions

Incoming Freshmen Applicants:

Please check back in spring of 2016 for further application details.

Incoming Transfer and Continuing Student Applicants:

Please check back in spring of 2016 for further application details.

Program Requirements

EHP Track I (minimum 26 lower and upper division units) Designed for entering first-time-freshmen

All honors coursework, except the thesis, is meant to be double counted with the engineering major and the CSULB GE requirements.

  • 1    unit ENGR 101H "Intro Engineering Profession"
  • 1    unit ENGR 102H "Academic Success Skills"
  • 9    units Lower or upper division engineering honors courses
  • 12  units Lower or upper division GE honors courses
         (typically from Category C, Global Issues & Human Diversity)
  • 3    units ENGR 498H "Honors Thesis"

EHP Track II (minimum 15 upper division units) Designed for upper-division transfers from community colleges and continuing CSULB students

All honors coursework, except the thesis, is meant to be double counted with the engineering major and the CSULB GE requirements.

  • 6   units Upper division engineering honors courses
  • 6   units Upper division GE honors courses (typically from Category C,
        Global Issues & Human Diversity)
  • 3   units ENGR 498H "Honors Thesis"

Academic Requirements to Remain in EHP

EHP students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher in Honors and in all University courses attempted to earn an Honors Certificate. Students who fall below this required minimum GPA for more than one semester are withdrawn from the EHP.

Additionally, students who have failed to enroll in honors courses at least once an academic year are not considered in good standing and will normally be withdrawn from the EHP.

Demonstrated lack of engagement in the CSULB Honors community as well as dishonest behavior/plagiarism are also grounds for dismissal from the EHP.

For more information about the application process, please visit: University Honors Program (UHP)


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Application Deadlines

  • For incoming freshmen, continuing CSULB students, and transfer students planning to enroll at CSULB in fall 2016, application deadlines and links will be posted sometime in spring 2016

Engineering Honors program Embarks on Third Year

Designed to offer academically successful and motivated students a chance to complete their studies in four years, the CSULB Engineering Honors Program now serves about 100 students. Read more here.

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