Centennial Honors College

Pre-Engineering

Students may complete an honors curriculum in University Honors, Upper Division Honors, or Lower Division Honors. All Honors students must complete the one-hour honors colloquium (GH 299). Lower Division Honors includes General Honors coursework. Upper Division Honors includes honors work in the major. University Honors combines Upper and Lower Division Honors.

Honors students in Pre-Engineering fulfill the requirements of a dual degree program involving WIU and an Engineering college such as that at the University of Illinois, Iowa State University, Bradley University, etc.

For this program, a student must complete the following WIU courses: Math 133, Math 134, Math 231, Math 333, Physics 197, Physics 200, Physics 201, Chemistry 201, Chemistry 202, Computer Science 245, and either Math 311 or IE&T 105, which are required for Pre-Engineering.

Grade Requirements

  • 3.4 overall GPA

General Honors Requirements

  • Two General Honors seminars (6 semester hours)
  • An honors section of the First Year Experience (3 semester hours) (a General Honors seminar may be substituted in some cases)
  • GH 299 (one semester hour)

Departmental Honors Requirements

  • GH 299
  • 10 semester hours of honors credit in two departments from among the following:
  • Math 197, Math 297, Math 397, Chem 201, Chem 202, CS 245, Phys 197, Phys 198, Phys 200, Phys 201, or Phys 220

University Honors

  • Two General Honors seminars (6 semester hours)
  • An honors section of the First Year Experience (in some cases a General Honors seminar may be substituted)
  • GH 299
  • 10 semester hours of honors credit in two departments from among the following:
  • Math 197, Math 297, Math 397, Chem 201, Chem 202, CS 245, Phys 197, Phys 198, Phys 200, Phys 201, or Phys 220