Honors Degree Program
The EECS Honors Degree Program is designed to provide very talented undergraduate students with more flexibility.
Honors students select an academic concentration outside of EECS. In addition, students receive a special faculty
advisor, engage in research, receive official notation of the honors degree on their Berkeley transcript, and are invited
to special events with faculty and EECS Honors alumni.
Deadline to Apply for Spring 2014: Friday, December 6, 2013
EECS Honors Info Session - Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 from 3:00-3:30pm in 310 Soda Hall
Honors Dinner featuring Dr. Dave Patterson and Dr. Dan Klein
Official notation of honors degree on Berkeley transcript
Many honors students do very well and receive departmental awards.
Bi-annual dinner with faculty.
At least 45 units completed at Berkeley. (This may also include up to ten AP units.)
Junior Transfers applicants must have completed at least 12 units at UCB. and typically apply at the end of their
Completion of lower-division technical requirements for the degree.
Minimum overall and technical GPA of 3.7.
Applicants with only one semester remaining are not typically admitted.
Applications are reviewed by a committee convened by the Vice Chair for Undergraduate Matters. The committee
evaluates applications for various signs of aptitude including: a well-written essay, above-average course loads,
sincere commitment to a breadth area outside EECS, and grades.
Other factors that may strengthen an application include: departmental or campus service, undergraduate research
experience, and interest in attending graduate school.
Requirements for Completion
Fulfill all degree requirements in EECS or L&S CS.
At least four units of supervised Independent Study, EECS 199, H196, or other approved research, (usually taken a P/NP
A breadth requirement, consisting of at least 3 upper division courses (totaling at least 10 units) taken for a letter
grade, outside the College of Engineering.
The breadth requirement courses may be taken in a single department, or in related departments if they address a
unifying theme. The breadth courses are part of the honors application and may be changed (later) by petition only.
Attend an EECS Honors Degree Program Information session, held each semester.
- Download an application from the
website, or visit the Center for Undergraduate Matters in 205 Cory Hall.
Applications accepted twice yearly; the deadline is typically the last day of classes each semester.
Achievements of EECS Honors Degree Program Students
Computing Research Association Outstanding Undergraduates Award - 2013
Awardee: Zhengyuan Zhao
Runner Up: Frank Ong
Honorable Mentions: Amy Pavel, Stephanie Rogers
EECS Departmental Awards
EECS Departmental Scholarships
Staff and Contact Information
For Information Contact
University of California, Berkeley
205 Cory Hall #1770
Berkeley, CA 94720-1770