Students majoring in computer science have the opportunity to graduate with honors in the major. They must maintain a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 3.33 in all University of Iowa coursework and in all geoscience courses. Students must complete a senior thesis, registering in EES:4999 - Honors Thesis in Geoscience. They must obtain approval of their honors thesis contract from their advisor and the department's undergraduate committee, and they must earn a grade of B or higher in EES:4999.

For more information, contact the departmental honors coordinator:

Jonathan Adrain, Ph.D.
Professor / Undergraduate Honors Coordinator
201 Trowbridge Hall (TH)

National Honor Society

The department sponsors a chapter of Sigma Gamma Epsilon National Honor Society for the Earth Sciences. Students with an overall g.p.a. of at least 2.80 and at least 3.20 in geoscience courses are considered for membership after they have completed a minimum of 16 s.h. of coursework in geoscience. Consult the departmental honors advisor for more information.

University of Iowa Honors Program

In addition to honors in the major, students may pursue honors study and activities through membership in the University of Iowa Honors Program. University honors students must maintain a 3.33 g.p.a., complete 12 s.h. of coursework designated as honors courses, and complete 12 s.h. of an experiential learning project. Visit Honors at Iowa to learn about the University's honors program.

NOTE: Membership in the UI Honors Program is not required to earn honors in the Earth and Environmental Sciences major.