The Four-Year Honors College & Engineering Plan

Brian Davis, an Honors College engineering studentBeing in the Honors College is one of the most challenging things that I have been through, but I can also say that is also one of the most rewarding. Most think that engineering has nothing to do with writing and reading, but one of the most important parts of being an engineer is the ability to communicate effectively. Through the Honors College, I have been grown significantly in my articulation of information, as well as how best to convey what I am trying to say.”
Brian Davis, Honors College Student and Engineering Major

Honors College students who are majoring in engineering (electrical engineering, cyber engineering, or computer science) at Houston Baptist University will need to follow a specially designed curriculum plan in order to complete both the Honors College requirements and the requirements for their major within four years. To ensure that Honors College students who are majoring in engineering are able to take their introductory engineering courses in their first year, Honors College engineering students will enroll in ENGL 1313 and ENGL 1323 in their first year to satisfy the writing requirements for the liberal arts core curriculum. In their second year, these students will begin taking the traditional Honors College discussion and lecture courses until they complete the sequence of Honors College courses in their senior year.

Electrical Engineering with the Honors College Core
Cyber Engineering with Honors College Core
Computer Science with Honors College Core


Electrical Engineering with Honors College Core

First  Year

Fall
ENGL 1313 Composition and Literature I
MATH 1451 Calculus I
FYS 1300 First-Year Seminar (FYS)
ENSC 1411 Engineering and Cyber Projects I
COSC 1351 Introduction to Computer Programming

Spring
ENGL 1323 Composition and Literature II
MATH 1452/1052 Calculus II with Lab
CHEM 2415 or BIOL 2454 Science with Lab
ENSC 1412 Engineering and Cyber Projects II
COSC 1352 Intermediate Computer Programming

Second Year

Fall
HNRS 1610 Walking to Piraeus: The Ancient Greek World
HNRS 1030 Honors Lecture I
PHYS 2413/2013 Principles of Physics I with Lab
MATH 2451/2051 Calculus III with Lab
ELEN 2341 Intro to Microprocessors & Digital Design

Spring
HNRS 1640 All Roads Lead to Rome: The Ancient Roman & Early Christian Worlds
HNRS 1060 Honors Lecture II
PHYS 2423 /2023 Principles of Physics II with Lab
ENSC 2361 Electrical Engineering and Circuits
MATH 3333 Ordinary Differential Equations

Third Year

Fall
HNRS 2310 Faith, Reason, & Romance: The Medieval & Renaissance Worlds
HNRS 2030 Honors Lecture III
MATH 2323 Linear Algebra
ELEN 2362 Electrical Circuits II
ELEN 2325 Electrical and Magnetic Fields
COSC 3342 Computer Networks

Spring
HNRS 2640 Enlightenment & Modernity: 1600-1800
HNRS 2060 Honors Lecture IV
CYEN 4333 Reverse Engineering (or)
     CYEN 4381 Data Analytics (or)
     CYEN 3331 Computer Network Security
ELEN 3342 Digital Signal Processing
ELEN 3362 Electronics I

Fourth Year

Fall
HNRS 3610 The Last Two Hundred Years: 1800 to the Present
HNRS 3030 Honors Lecture V
HNRS 3130 Honors Science Readings
ENSC 4311 Senior Project I
ELEN 4372 Communication Systems

Spring
HNRS 3640 The Story of Scripture: The Biblical Narrative from Genesis to Revelation
HNRS 3060 Honors Lecture VI
ENSC 4312 Senior Project II
ELEN 4341 Embedded Systems
ELEN 4373 Control / SCADA System
     CYEN 4333 Reverse Engineering (or)
     CYEN 4381 Data Analytics (or)
CYEN 3331 Computer Network Security

In addition to the course schedule above, students will need to complete three hours of ENSC 4315: Internship/Professional Experience in order to earn their degree. It is recommended that this internship take place during the summer between either the second and third or the third and fourth academic years.

(Updated March 6, 2020)


Cyber Engineering with Honors College Core:

First Year

Fall
ENGL 1313 Composition and Literature I
MATH 1451/1051 Calculus I with Lab
FYS 1300 First-Year Seminar (FYS)
ENSC 1411 Engineering and Cyber Projects I
COSC 1351 Introduction to Comp. Programming

Spring
ENGL 1323 Composition and Literature II
MATH 1452/1052 Calculus II with Lab
CHEM 2415 or BIOL 2454 Science Elective with Lab
ENSC 1412 Engineering and Cyber Projects II
COSC 1352 Intermediate Computer Programming

Second Year

Fall
HNRS 1310 Walking to Piraeus: The Ancient Greek World
HNRS 1030 Honors Lecture I
PHYS 2413 Principles of Physics I
MATH 2451/2051 Calculus III with Lab
ELEN 2341 Intro to Microprocessors & Digital Design
COSC 2352 Systems Programming

Spring
HNRS 1640 All Roads Lead to Rome: The Ancient Roman & Early Christian Worlds
HNRS 1060 Honors Lecture II
PHYS 2423/2023 Principles of Physics II with Lab
COSC 2353 Operating Systems
ENSC 2361 Electrical Engineering and Circuits

Third Year

Fall
HNRS 2610 Faith, Reason, & Romance: The Medieval & Renaissance Worlds
HNRS 2030 Honors Lecture III
HNRS 3130 Honors Science Readings
MATH 3311 Discrete Math
CYEN 3342 Computer Networks

Spring
HNRS 2640 Enlightenment & Modernity: 1600-1800
HNRS 2060 Honors Lecture IV
MATH 3333 Ordinary Differential Equations
CYEN 3331 Computer Network Security
CYEN 4331 Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime

Fourth Year

Fall
HNRS 3610 The Last Two Hundred Years: 1800 to the Present
HNRS 3030 Honors Lecture V
ENSC 4311 Senior Project I
CYEN 4335 Cryptography
CYEN 4337 Security Operations
CYEN 4351 Software Design & Engineering

Spring
HNRS 3640 The Story of Scripture: The Biblical Narrative from Genesis to Revelation
HNRS 3060 Honors Lecture VI
ENSC 4312 Senior Project II
CYEN 4333 Reverse Engineering (or)
       CYEN 4381 Data Analytics
ELEN 4373 Control Systems/SCADA

In addition to the course schedule above, students will need to complete three hours of ENSC 4315: Internship/Professional Experience in order to earn their degree. It is recommended that this internship take place during the summer between either the second and third or the third and fourth academic years.

(Updated March 6, 2020)


Computer Science with Honors College Core

First Year

Fall
ENGL 1313
Composition and Literature I
MATH 1451/1051
Calculus I with Lab
FYS 1300
First-Year Seminar (FYS)
ENSC 1411
Engineering and Cyber Projects I
COSC 1351
Introduction to Computer Programming

Spring
ENGL 1323 Composition and Literature II
MATH 1452/1052 Calculus II with Lab
CHEM 2415 or BIOL 2454 Science with Lab
ENSC 1412 Engineering and Cyber Projects II
COSC 1352 Intermediate Computer Programming

Second Year

Fall
HNRS 1310 Walking to Piraeus: The Ancient Greek World
HNRS 1030 Honors Lecture I
PHYS 2413/2013 Principles of Physics I with Lab
MATH 2451/2051 Calculus III with Lab
COSC 2351 Data Structures
COSC 2352 Systems Programming

Spring
HNRS 1640 All Roads Lead to Rome: The Ancient Roman & Early Christian Worlds
HNRS 1060 Honors Lecture II
MATH 2323 Linear Algebra
PHYS 2423/2023 Principles of Physics II with Lab
COSC 2353 Operating Systems
COSC 2354 Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms

Third Year

Fall
HNRS 2610 Faith, Reason, & Romance: The Medieval & Renaissance Worlds
HNRS 2030 Honors Lecture III
HNRS 3130 Honors Science Readings
MATH 3311 Introduction to Discrete Math
COSC 3341 Computer Architecture
COSC 3342 Computer Networks

Spring
HNRS 2640 Enlightenment & Modernity: 1600-1800
HNRS 2060 Honors Lecture IV
CYEN 3331 Computer Network Security
COSC 3352 Theory of Computing
COSC 3353 Programming Languages for Web Applications

Fourth Year

Fall
HNRS 3610 The Last Two Hundred Years: 1800 to the Present
HNRS 3030 Honors Lecture V
ENSC 4311 Senior Project I
CYEN 4351 Computer Networks

Spring
HNRS 3640 The Story of Scripture: The Biblical Narrative from Genesis to Revelation
HNRS 3640 The Story of Scripture
HNRS 3060 Honors Lecture VI
ENSC 4312 Senior Project II
CYEN 4332 Wireless and Mobile Security (or)
     CYEN 4352 Distributed and Cloud Computing (or)
     CYEN 4381 Data Analytics (or)
     CYEN 4333 Reverse Engineering
CYEN 4335 Cryptography

In addition to the course schedule above, students will need to complete three hours of ENSC 4315: Internship/Professional Experience in order to earn their degree. It is recommended that this internship take place during the summer between either the second and third or the third and fourth academic years.

(Updated March 6, 2020)

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