Honors Program

The Honors Program in the College of Engineering provides opportunities for challenging and individual study to undergraduate students of unusually high ability, motivation and initiative.

Admission to the Honors Program is competitive and based on high school GPA, ACT or SAT scores, an essay, an extracurricular resume, and references. Students entering directly from high school with a 3.75 GPA and an ACT composite of 28 (1240 SAT) are encouraged to apply. Highly motivated students with a 3.5 GPA and an ACT composite of 25 (1140 SAT) or higher are also considered.

All admissions to the Honors Program are granted on a space available basis. Continuing and transfer students with strong academic backgrounds are also encouraged to apply. For more information, please see the University Honors Program.

To receive the Honors Citation upon graduation from the Bioengineering program, the following criteria must be met:

  1. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.3.
  2. A total of 27 semester hours in Honors courses are required, 9 hours of which must be in the Honors Reading Conferences (HON 1010, HON 2010 and HON 3010), and 10 or more hours of which must be in Honors courses offered by the UT College of Engineering.
  3. Complete an Honors Thesis or Honors Project. This may be used to satisfy 3 of the 10 Engineering honors hours, and may count as a technical elective. See your honors advisor for more details.

Honors Thesis

It is acceptable for BIOE honors students to submit their final report from BIOE 4420 Senior Design Project II as their honors thesis. Students choosing to submit their design project final report DO NOT need to reformat their report to meet Honors Program specifications.

To submit your design project final report as your honors thesis, you should first complete the consent form to the Honors Program. When your design project report is complete, you should compose and attach a cover page and a one page executive summary to indicate what was done on the project.

A copy of the design project final report with cover page and executive summary should be submitted to the Honors Program. A copy of the cover page and executive summary should be submitted to the College of Engineering Honors Advisor.

Honors Coursework

The following courses may be used to satisfy the curricular requirements of the Honors Program. With the exception of the HON and MATH courses, you should register for honors sections of the courses listed below to receive honors credit. Honors sections of these courses are generally numbered 091, 092, etc.

Required Honors Courses (9 hours) 
HON 1010 – Ideas & Society (3 hours) 
HON 2010 – Multicultural Toledo (3 hours)

HON 3010 – Community Engagement (3 hours)

Engineering Courses (10 hours) 
BIOE 1000 - Orientation and Intro to Bioengineering (2 hours) 
BIOE 3500 - Bioprocessing Laboratory (3 hours) 
BIOE 4100 - Physiology for Bioengineers (3 hours) 
BIOE 4300 - Analysis of Bioengineering Systems (3 hours) 
BIOE 4410 - Senior Design Projects I (3 hours) 
BIOE 4420 - Senior Design Projects II (3 hours) 
BIOE 4910 - Bioengineering Honors Thesis (1 - 3 hours) 
CIVE 1150 - Engineering Mechanics: Statics (3 hours) 
EECS 2300 - Electrical Circuits (4 hours) 
MIME 2600 - Engineering Economics (3 hours)

Mathematics and Natural Sciences 
BIOL 2150 - Fundamentals of Life Science I (4 hours) 
BIOL 2170 - Fundamentals of Life Science II (4 hours) 
CHEM 2410 - Organic Chemistry I (3 hours) 
CHEM 2420 - Organic Chemistry II (3 hours) 
CHEM 3510 - Biochemistry I (3 hours) 
CHEM 3520 - Biochemistry II (3 hours) 
MATH 1920 - Honors Calculus I (4 hours) 
MATH 1930 - Honors Calculus II (4 hours) 
MATH 2950 - Honors Multivariate Calculus (4 hours) 
MATH 3820 - Honors Differential Equations (3 hours) 
PHYS 2130 - Physics I (5 hours) 
PHYS 2140 - Physics II (5 hours)

Humanities, Social Science and Multicultural Electives 
ECON 1150 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hours) 
ECON 1200 - Principles of Microeconomics (3 hours) 
HON 2020 - Multicultural Literatures: North Amer. Experience (3 hours) 
HON 2030 - Multicultural Literatures: Non-European World (3 hours) 
PHIL 2200 - Introduction to Philosophy (3 hours) 
PSC 3900 - Seminar in International Politics (3 hours) 
PSY 1010 - Principles of Psychology (3 hours) 
SOC 1010 - Introduction to Sociology (3 hours) 
THR 1100 - Introduction to Theatre (3 hours)

Business Minor Courses 
BUAD 3010 - Principles of Marketing (3 hours) 
BUAD 3020 - Principles of Manufacturing & Service Systems (3 hours) 
BUAD 3030 - Mgmt. & Behavior Processes in Organizations (3 hours) 
BUAD 3040 - Principles of Financial Management (3 hours)


Last Updated: 6/27/22