University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

 

Honors programs

 

The College of Engineering offers its undergraduates two types of honors programs and other options that recognize academic achievement.

 

Engineering Honors in Liberal Arts

 

The college offers prospective EGR students the opportunity to apply for the Engineering Honors in Liberal Arts (EHLA) program. The EHLA program is intended for a certain number of high-ability students who have a special interest in taking challenging background courses in physical science, natural science, humanities, foreign language, and social science.

 

Engineering honors in research

 

Individual engineering departments are in the process of developing and offering honors programs for high-ability students enrolled in their majors. Students in these programs will plan and conduct engineering research projects under the guidance of faculty members.

 

 

Other options for recognition

 

Outstanding engineering students gain recognition in other ways. All engineering departments grant merit-based scholarships for academic achievement. The college also recognizes those students who graduate in the top five percent of their class with the transcript notation “Graduated with highest distinction.”

 

At the end of each semester the names of all full-time students in good standing with 3.25 or higher semester GPA will be included on the "Dean's Honor List." A notation of “Dean's Honor List” and date will be entered on the student transcript.