College of Science Activates Honors Program
The College of Science rolled out a new honors program at the start of the spring 2021 semester and already has more than 200 active members. This program has four levels of excellence. The first is the Dean’s List – previous semester GPA must be at least 3.5. The second is the Dean’s List Plus – students must have an overall and a major’s GPA of at least 3.5. The third consist of juniors and seniors on the Dean’s List Plus. These students are eligible to apply to the Honors Program.
The final level of excellence where students receive an honors certificate at graduation require an overall and major’s GPA of at least 3.5 but also satisfy research and outreach activities. As such, Honors Students must minimally complete two semesters of RSRC 4033 research courses. and complete two of the following events:
Requirements for Graduating with College of Science Honors:
In addition to the above, you must complete two semesters of RSRC 4033 in the College of Science and complete two of the following events. Student will have to provide proof of completion and meet with the director at least once in the fall and once in the spring.
- Capstone Experience: A capstone experience involves exploring or researching a science or math topic of interest under the guidance of an instructor where the final product is a research paper presentation or research project presentation.
- Community Engagement: At least 25 hours of volunteering and/or community service. Student must meet with the director of the College of Science Honors Program for approval prior to the event.
- Internships: Completing at least one internship in your academic field.
- Study Abroad/Study Away: Participating for at least one semester where science courses taken must be credited toward your degree.
- Student Leadership: This is defined as holding a leadership position in a student organization, involvement in student government, student employment positions that include leadership responsibilities, organizing a service project, or engaging in a research project.
- Shadowing Doctors: At least 25 hours shadowing doctors. Student must meet with Dr. Gail Arnold, director of the Pre-Health Medical Professions Institute, to create the contract prior to the event.
- Student Employment: Students employed by UTEP as tutors, peer leaders, office staff, event planning, graphic design, technology staff, library personnel, teaching assistants, or research assistants
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and/or contact the Director of the College of Science Honor’s Program, Associate Dean of Science - Dr. Nancy Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org.