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Computer Science Honors

A student in the Computer Science program or Seven Year Medical program can accomplish departmental honors by fulfilling the following requirements:

  • Overall GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • In-major GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Completing 3 CS honors courses.
    • At least 1 of the 3 CS courses from must be Honors Mentored Research course.
    • At least 1 of the remaining 2 CS honors courses from must be a CS mid- or upper-level (300 or 400) honors course.

The student must have an in-major GPA of 3.5 or higher at the time of applying for each honors course.

The Computer Science program currently has no stand-alone honors courses.  Instead, students may complete the ‘honors by contract’ for a regular course. The procedure is as follows:

(a) The student consults with the course instructor to define the scope and requirements of the honors project.
(b) The student completes the departmental ‘honors by contract’ form and submits it to the sponsoring faculty for approval.
(c) The course instructor submits a report at the end of the semester to the Chair of the Computer Science Department to confirm that the project has been completed satisfactorily.

In exceptional cases where a class or research project results in outstanding work, possibly in  a publication or patent, the Computer Science Department may choose to award honors credit to the student by following procedural steps (a) through (c) as described above after completion of the course.

The Computer Science Department’s Honor’s Program is aligned with the School of Science and College-level Honors programs. Thus, it is possible to have CS Honors and qualify for SoS and TCNJ honors, as well. CS Honors courses, as described above, may be used for the College Honors Program.

School of Science Honors

School of Science honors can be earned in addition to departmental honors by students fulfilling the following additional requirements:

(i) A minimum of four 300/400 level courses in at least two sciences.
(ii) The overall and science GPA both of 3.5 or greater.
(iii) Completing at least one written essay in any of the science honor courses.

College-wide Honors

College-wide honors can be earned in addition to departmental honors by fulfilling the following additional requirements:

(i) Taking the HON 280 “Creative Computing” course.

(ii) Completing the ‘Honors by Contract’ in any major mid-level (300+) course

The student enters a College-wide Honors contract with the sponsoring faculty by filling out College-wide Honors by Contract Form and submitting it through the department Chair to the College-wide Honors Program Coordinator.

(iii) Completing the ‘Honors by Contract’ in Mentored Research

The student enters a College-wide Honors contract with the sponsoring faculty by filling out College-wide Honors by Contract Form and submitting it through the department Chair to the College-wide Honors Program Coordinator.

Computer Science Honors Contract Form

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