UW-Eau Claire Honors Program

Computer Science - Honors

The Department of Computer Science offers an option for Departmental Honors in Computer Science. Students fulfilling the requirements of this honors option gain an honors certifcation on their degree that shows they have met these requirements.


  • Students with resident and total GPAs of 3.50 or higher and a 3.50 or higher in at least 12 credits of computer science are eligible to apply for Computer Science Honors.

Application Procedure

  • A written application for Departmental Honors in Computer Science shall be approved by the research adviser and the departmental honors committee. The application and approval process must be completed no later than the end of the junior year. The student is responsible for finding a research adviser from the computer science faculty and gaining that research adviser's consent to work with and supervise the student on the research project.


  1. The satisfactory completion of (a) six credits of registration in Computer Science Research, including the writing of a research paper, and (b) an oral presentation to be given to at least three members of the faculty.
  2. Resident and total GPAs of 3.50 or higher in both the computer science major and for all credits attempted to meet graduation requirements.
  3. Participation in at least one Student ACM Programming Contest.

If you have any questions on any of the above, please contact Dr. Joline Morrison.