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Honors Breadth Requirements

Breadth Requirement Experience Levels for the Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program/Honors Concentration, and NAE Grand Challenge Scholar Programs

Note: For students pursuing GCS designations, these experience levels are to be considered examples of acceptable levels, as each student will have an individual plan agreed upon by the student and honors advisor.

If you feel that you have completed one or more of these breadth requirements for your honors concentration (Fall 2015 catalog and later), you can submit them for approval by the Honors faculty. You will need to submit separate Engineering Breadth Experience forms for each breadth experience. After you have two approved experiences from different categories (one of which is Introductory and one of which is Intermediate), you can submit the DARS Petition form to have this requirement cleared on your DARS.

Research

Extensive Intermediate Introductory
Completion of a three-semester duration undergraduate research experience. Must result in a mentor-approved paper or poster which is presented at EUReCA , Undergraduate Research Symposium , a professional meeting, or other venue approved by the Honors director. Completion of a two-semester duration undergraduate research experience. Must result in a mentor-approved paper or poster which is presented at EUReCA, Undergraduate Research Symposium , a professional meeting, or other venue approved by the Honors director. Completion of a one-semester duration undergraduate research experience, or a 3-credit-hour faculty-sponsored independent study course. Must result in a mentor-approved paper or poster which is presented at EUReCA, Undergraduate Research Symposium , a professional meeting, or other venue approved by the Honors director.

Interdisciplinary Coursework

Extensive Intermediate Introductory
Minimum of 9 hours. View a list of interdisciplinary courses. Minimum of 6 hours. View a list of interdisciplinary courses. Minimum of 3 hours. View a list of interdisciplinary courses.

Entrepreneurship

Extensive Intermediate Introductory
Minimum of 9 hours. View a list of entrepreneurship courses. Minimum of 6 hours. View a list of entrepreneurship courses. Minimum of 3 hours. View a list of entrepreneurship courses.

Global Experiences

Extensive Intermediate Introductory
Full semester abroad (study program or internship) OR 6 hours coursework abroad and a foreign language minor 6 hours coursework abroad OR 3 hours coursework abroad and a foreign language minor One course abroad or TCE non-credit global experience.

Service-Learning

Extensive Intermediate Introductory
An extensive experience in Service-Learning would normally be designed by the student and approved by the Honors director to reflect individual student interests. Minimum of 6 hours from TCE Design course associated with the Smart Cities Initiative, other courses carrying UT service learning designation, or at least 6 months providing technical service for a non-profit organization. View a list of service learning courses offered by the university. Minimum of 3 hours chosen from TCE Design course associated with the Smart Cities Initiative, other courses carrying UT service learning designation, or at least 3 months providing technical service for a non-profit organization. View a list of service learning courses offered by the university.

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