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Honors Program

Every college in the University runs its own Honors Program.  The University Honors & Scholars Center is the administrative hub of the University Honors Program at Ohio State and works closely with each College Honors Programs in which students are enrolled.

College of Engineering Honors Program
The honors program in the College of Engineering is designed to meet the needs of engineering students with outstanding academic ability and to promote scholarly development throughout their college careers. The program's objectives are to challenge students by offering them access to more advanced levels of study, to merit the fullest possible use of their creative abilities, and to encourage a sustaining interest in advanced education and research. Students who participate in the College of Engineering Honors Program also have the chance to earn the designation "Graduation with Honors in Engineering" on their diploma. 

Through the Mechanical Engineering Honors Program, students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty member to develop an individual research project reflecting their area of interest. Past students have found this program to be one of the most exciting and rewarding parts of their education. Students can also earn scholarship monies through the College of Engineering for their research proposals. Learn more about the program: Eligibility and Requirements

Some common features among the university's honors programs include:
  • the ability to take honors courses
  • the opportunity to live in honors residence halls
  • the encouragement to pursue original research with faculty
  • access to the programming and staff of the University Honors & Scholars Center
  • priority scheduling 
See what some of our past undergraduate honors students have accomplished. View recent Undergraduate News publications.