Student Research: Independent Study, Honors, and Student/Faculty Research

Students are encouraged to collaborate with faculty on research projects through independent studies, honors projects (graduation with honors in computer science requires a one-year project that includes a thesis), and fellowship funded summer research. Participation in faculty research provides experience that is invaluable both for graduate study and in industry. Such collaborations can lead to co-authorship of a paper and the opportunity to attend a national or international conference.

Majors with outstanding academic record are encouraged to pursue honors work during their senior year. Honors in Computer Science provides a special opportunity to pursue an extensive project as a computer scientist. Honors projects can lead to a co-authorship of a paper and the opportunity to attend an international conference. A book is awarded, as a prize, annually in the Fall to a senior who has achieved the highest distinction in the Computer Science major program.