Departmental Honors

Departmental Honors

Departmental Honors in Computer Science is a program including a research overview class to give students a broad introduction to research in computer science, honors, and graduate courses to provide more depth in specific areas, and independent research projects with faculty to build new knowledge.

The Goals

  • Research. Faculty want to share the fun of research with talented students. We like solving problems that don't have known solutions. We build prototypes, run experiments, make lots of graphs, prove theorems, write papers, and give talks.
  • Graduate School and Careers. We want you to be able to go to the best graduate schools. This often takes recommendation letters by well-known faculty as well as published papers. Even if graduate school is not for you, the best employers also look for initiative in tackling ambitious projects and challenging coursework.


Read up about requirements and projects elsewhere on this site, apply, browse the faq or ask the Director of Student Enrichment, Rich Gerber rich [at] cs [dot] umd [dot] edu (subject: Honors%20Question) (Director of Student Enrichment).