College of Engineering Honors Program

UNO Honors Program

Students interested in the Honors Program should consider the UNO Honors Program. The mission of Honors is to attract great students to the university, serve them, enrich their undergraduate studies, reward them, and graduate them with future opportunities they might not have had, had it not been for Honors.

UNO Honors Program website

Honors in Engineering

An honors program is available to superior students. Successful completion of the program results in graduation with honors in civil, electrical, mechanical, or naval architecture and marine engineering.

In order to be eligible for the program, a student must have been admitted to the College of Engineering, have junior or senior standing, and must have achieved an overall grade point average of at least 3.2. Approval of the College of Engineering and the Director of the Honors Program is also required.

To qualify for a bachelor?s degree with departmental honors, the student must:

  • Earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5 in the departmental courses, and a minimum overall grade point average of 3.2
  • Complete a senior honor thesis, which encompasses a senior level research or design project equivalent to six hours of degree credit

To complete a senior honors thesis, a student must:

  • Arrange for a faculty member in the relevant discipline to direct the thesis
  • Receive approval from the Director of the Honors Program to register for senior thesis credit
  • Register for the course hours required by the department for a Senior Honors Thesis
  • Give an oral defense of the thesis to a committee composed of the thesis director, a member of the faculty selected by the chair of the department in which the thesis is written, and a representative of the Honors Program
Participation in a departmental honors program does not increase the total number of hours needed for the completion of a particular degree.

Honors Program Electives

The following Arts and Sciences interdepartmental courses are incorporated in the Honors Program at UNO. Only students qualifying for the honors program in engineering (3.2 GPA overall, 3.5 GPA in engineering) may enroll in any of these courses. Admission is by permission only.

Not all courses are offered every semester. To see a list of current courses, please see our online catalog.

Humanities / Social Sciences Electives

These courses may be used by the student as EITHER humanities or social sciences electives for honors program students' respective engineering degrees. In other words, these courses are to be taken "in place of" rather than "in addition to" the humanities and social sciences electives required in the various engineering curricula.

A&S  1100   FRENCH CULTURE & CIVILIZATION
A&S 1110 SPANISH CULTURE & CIVILIZATION
A&S 1119 ANCIENT GREECE
A&S 2219 BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS OF WESTERN THOUGHT
A&S 2229 THE RENAISSANCE
A&S 2310 THE MIDDLE AGES
A&S 2410 RENAISSANCE, REFORMATION, ELNIGHTENMENT
A&S 2429 THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT
A&S 2529 THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
A&S 2899 TWENTIETH CENTURY ISSUES
A&S 2900 EUROPEAN CIVIZIATION
A&S 3110 THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
A&S 3099 THE HONORS COLLOQUIUM
A&S 3599 NATURAL SCIENCE

Literature Electives

These courses may be used by honors program students as literature electives for the respective engineering degrees. In other words, these courses are to be taken "in place of" rather than "in addition to" the literature electives required in the various engineering curricula.

A&S  1119  ANCIENT GREECE
A&S 2229 THE RENAISSANCE
A&S 2310 THE MIDDLE AGES
A&S 2410 RENAISSANCE, REFORMATION, ENLIGHTENMENT
A&S 2429 THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT
A&S 2529 THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
A&S 3110 THE END OF THE PAST: THE NINETEENTH CENTURY