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Honors Options

There are three unique Honors options that EE students can pursue:

1. Interdisciplinary Honors - Students Graduate "With Interdisciplinary Honors"

2. Departmental Honors - Students gradute "With Honors in Electrical Engineering"

3. College Honors - Students graduate "With College Honors in Electrical Engineering"


Interdisciplinary Honors

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 3.3 GPA during autumn and winter quarters, and who apply to Honors during spring break of their first year.

To apply and for more information please go to

Departmental Honors

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:

In order to graduate with Departmental Honors, a student must meet and complete the following requirements:

Ad hoc credit

Ad Hoc Honors coursework 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 for that course by completing additional work. Once you have an agreement with an instructor, fill out the online ad hoc form. Form application, deadlines and Ad Hoc Honors overview can be found here.

Examples of ad hoc projects include:

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

 College Honors is when a student completes both Interdisciplinary Honors and Departmental Honors.


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