Skip to content

Program Requirements

Honors Concentration

Coursework Requirement:

  • Four 100- or 200-level honors courses (14 hours minimum, at least two courses must be from Engineering Fundamentals, Physics, Math, Chemistry, or Biology).
  • Two upper-division honors courses (300 or 400 level) in your major (6 hours minimum)
  • Maintain a 3.4 cumulative GPA. (Some programs also require an average 3.4 GPA in all courses in your major. Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for details.)

Breadth Requirement:

An honors student is expected to broaden their undergraduate experience beyond a prescribed curriculum. Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program/Honors Concentration students must satisfy two of the five National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenge Scholars requirements listed below. One of these must be at an Intermediate level and the other at an Introductory level.
View details and level descriptions for honors»

NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program

See this page for more details.


  • A research experience
  • Interdisciplinary coursework that prepares a student to work at the boundary of engineering with public policy, business, ethics, risk, and human behavior
  • An entrepreneurship experience to prepare students to translate invention to innovation
  • A global experience to build the student’s perspective of these global issues
  • A service learning experience to deepen students’ motivation to bring their technical expertise to bear on societal problems

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.

View our Privacy Policy.