Engineering Honors

Students in the IBE Program accept an award at a SP2022 event.

The Honors Program at Ohio State is designed to meet the needs of students with superior academic ability and to promote scholarly development throughout their college careers. By challenging themselves with advanced levels of study and enrichment programs, Honors students can optimize the use of their creative abilities and develop a sustaining interest in advanced education and research. The College of Engineering offers Honors students several ways through which they can distinguish themselves, including:

  • designation as an Honors student,

  • participation in the Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors first year program, 

  • completion of the Honors Contract to graduate with the designation of "With Honors in Engineering," 

  • undergraduate research,

  • completion of a senior Honors thesis to graduate with the designation "With Honors Research Distinction."

If you are a current student at Ohio State, please visit to learn more about joining the Honors program and contacting an academic advisor to begin pursuing these options.


Honors Program Eligibility

You can earn Honors status through a variety of paths, depending upon your current status at Ohio State.

"I am a high school student, applying to Ohio State next year."

  • You can learn more about the application for the University Honors program by contacting Undergraduate Admissions or the Honors and Scholars Center.
  • Students transferring from another institution are not eligible to apply to be admitted directly into the Honors Program for their first semester at Ohio State. Instead, you can join the Honors Program as a current student if you meet certain criteria in your coursework and GPA earned at Ohio State.

"I am a current student at Ohio State."