CEIE Honors Program

The CEIE Department offers an Honors Program in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering that creates a community of outstanding scholars in civil engineering who share a commitment to learning, service, and leadership.  The Program is crafted around the civil and infrastructure curriculum, and is distinct from the University Honors Curriculum.  Entry to the Honors Program is by invitation, extended to high-performing students with GPA of at least 3.5.

The CEIE Honors Program is challenging, designed for the highly motivated student, and can be completed within the 120 credits required for the B.S.-CEI.  CEIE Honors students must satisfy requirements in addition to those of the normal BS CIE degree including:

  • An advanced communication course (minimum of 3 credits): COMM 320 or COMM 637 (this course may substitute for one CEIE 4xx level senior technical elective by approval of the Department Chair).
  • Six (6) credits must be earned by taking a combination of CEIE 5XX/6XX graduate level courses and/or designated honors sections of other CEIE courses approved by the Department Chair.

Once admitted to the Honors Program, continuing students must remain in good standing, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and a minimum GPA of 3.2 in each semester for all courses counting toward the BS-CIE degree, maintain continuous enrollment working toward the BS-CIE degree, and abide by the GMU Honor Code.