About the Program
Students in the Computer Science Honors major, in addition to fulfilling all the requirements for a BS in Computer Science, will complete additional coursework and a research project. Honors students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.25 plus at least a 3.6 in Computer Science and required CSHO courses. The program requirements include additional math coursework, three out of four selected CS and ECE courses, a research seminar and project, and a graduate level course. It is especially suitable for students planning on graduate level coursework, though it also offers advantages to students seeking employment.
The Computer Graphics and Visualization concentration is designed to prepare students for work and/or for graduate school in computer graphics, visualization, and related areas. Computer graphics refers to modeling (including 3D acquisition) and rendering 3D objects and scenes. Visualization refers to using imagery to convey digital information and facilitate its interpretation and analysis. Jobs and activities for students graduating from this track may include:
Graphics-related Indstury jobs (e.g., Intel, NVIDIA, Microsoft, Adobe, IBM, Google) - working on graphics software, hardware, and applications.
CAD and Architectural Applications - developing CAD/Engineering/Architecture related appliactions.
Movie Industry (e.g., Pixar, Dreamworks, Disney, Sony) - working on creating movies and related tools.
Gaming Industry (e.g., Electronic Arts, Midway Games, Disney, Sony) - working on game programming and related tools.
Laboratories - working in one of several scientific visualization laboratories (though often a graduate degree is preferred).
Graduate school - continuing studies towards a MS or PhD which opens up other job opportunities including research labs and academic positions.
Students are invited to declare the major if they meet the qualifications after their first semester or after completion of the six core courses. Students who have been admitted to the Honors College may also join the major. Students may also request to declare the major if they meet qualifications no later than their seventh semester (student must have at least 2 academic semesters remaining to accommodate both the research seminar and the research project).
Computer Science Major Change (CODO) Requirements (Students must first CODO into Computer Science before Honors.)