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University of Utah    
  Feb 20, 2018
2015-2016 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, H.B.S. - Honors

See Honors College advisor for full details for completition of honors degree

Major Requirements for Computer Science

School of Computing
Merrill Engineering Building 3190

Minimum Degree Hours: 122
Minimum Major Hours: 116

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum cumulative gpa of 3.0 overall is required for consideration for admission to the major
  • A minimum cumulative gpa of 3.0 is required in pre-major courses for consideration for admission to the major

Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum cumulative gpa of 2.50 is required for graduation
  • All CS courses must maintain a minimum cumulative gpa of 2.50 for graduation


Pre-Major Requirements

See SoC undergraduate handbook for information on applying to the CS major

Upper-Division Writing Requirement

Complete 1 course(s)

Must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

Math/Science Electives

Section 2

Section 3

Complete 1 course(s)

Theory Restricted Elective

Complete 1 course(s)

Computer Science Electives

Complete 6 courses at 3 or more credit hours

  • CS 3000 - 5999 (Except: CS 3011, 3020, 3130, 3991, 3992, 4190, 4940, 5040)

Computer Science Electives

Complete 1 CS elective (3-4 credits)

  • CS 3000-5999 (CS 3130 not accepted)

Or any combination of the following:

CS 3011, CS 3020, CS 4190, CS 5040 and other 1-2 credit courses equal to 3 credit hours.

Breadth & Depth Requirement

Complete 2 course(s)

  • Select any FF, HF, BF, DV or IR courses that are 3000-level or higher.

Honors Required Courses - Engineering [Official]

Students who complete the Honors Degree requirements AND maintain a 3.5 gpa will receive the Honors Degree (H.B.S.) designation on their diploma.

See Honors College  for more information.


Other Options

  • Honors courses (HONOR or HON attribute) that meet general education (AI, FF, or BF) or bachelor’s degree (IR or DV) requirements
  • Honors Internship (Partnership with Hinckley Institute)
  • Honors Think Tank (3 electives, 9 credit hours)
  • Study Abroad (needs approval, look at Honors website)


Complete 1 Honors Thesis course (DEPT 4999) in your major department.

Final thesis must be approved by Honors Advisor.