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Process

  1. Learn the requirements of your Upper Division Program below.
  2. Declare your plans with the Honors College
  3. Have questions?  Schedule an appointment with the Upper Division Academic Advisor. 

 

Requirements

The baseline requirements for Upper Division Honors Distinction are:

  • 12 hours of 3000/4000-level Honors coursework, including 3-6 thesis hours
  • Honors Thesis Project
  • 3.50 cumulative and LSU GPA
  • 3.50 GPA in Upper Division program courses

Several major departments have designated specific programs of study for their Upper Division Programs beyond the baseline requirements for Upper Division Honors Distinction. Synopses of such departmental program requirements are listed below. Full requirements may be obtained directly from departments.  

In majors without established Upper Division programs, the baseline requirements (above) should be followed.

Mechanical Engineering

Hours Required

12

Course Requirements

  • 6 hours of upper level courses in Mechanical Engineering with Honors Option
  • One of the following thesis formats:
      • Design Project Thesis formats (choose one):
          • 2 semesters of Senior Design with Honors Option (this choice may require additional Honors Options to ensure the 12 hour minimum required) 
          • 6 hours of ME 3903 with Honors Option
      • Scholarly Paper Thesis Format:
          • Two semesters of HNRS 4000

Thesis Courses Available

Senior Design, ME 3903, HNRS 4000