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.

 

Honors-Engineering Degree Pathways

  • Electrical Engineering 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 2311 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

    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

    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 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)

  • Computer Information Systems with Honors College Core

    Computer Information Systems with Honors College Core:

    First Year

    Fall
    ENGL 1313 Composition and Literature I
    FYS 1300 First-Year Seminar (FYS)
    MATH 1313 College Algebra
         ECON 1301 Survey of Economics (or)
         ECON 2311 Microeconomics
         ACCT 1301 Survey of Accounting (or)
         ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting 1

    Spring
    ENGL 1323 Composition and Literature II
    MGMT 3302 Management Principles
    SCI (with lab) Elective
         MATH 1434 Precalculus (or)
         BUSA 2301 Business Math

    Second Year

    Fall
    HNRS 1610 Walking to Piraeus
    HNRS 1030 Honors Lecture I
    COSC 1351 Introduction to Computer Programming
    BUSA 2315 Business Statistics
    WRIT 3345 Technical Writing

    Spring
    HNRS 1640 All Roads Lead to Rome
    HNRS 1060 Honors Lecture II
    COSC 1352 Intermediate Computer Programming
    BUSA 3315 Spreadsheet Modeling
    MKTG 3301 Marketing Principles
    BUSA 2320 Legal Environment of Business

    Third Year

    Fall
    HNRS 2311 Faith, Reason, & Romance
    HNRS 2030 Honors Lecture III
    MIS 3330 Info. Systems and Business Applications
    IS 3341 IT Infrastructure
    COSC 2351 Data Structures
    COSC 3342 Computer Networks

    Spring
    HNRS 2640 Enlightenment & Modernity
    HNRS 2060 Honors Lecture IV
    COSC 2353 Operating Systems
    CYEN 3331 Computer Network Security
    MIS 4350 Predictive Analytics and Data Mining

    Fourth Year

    Fall
    HNRS 3610 The Last Two Hundred Years
    HNRS 3030 Honors Lecture V
    HNRS 3130 Honors Science Readings
    IS 4341 Data and Information Management
    COSC 4331 Cybersecurity Principles
    CYEN 4351 Software Design & Engineering

    Spring
    HNRS 3640 The Story of Scripture
    HNRS 3060 Honors Lecture VI
    IS 4311 Project Management
    ENSC 4315 Internship/Professional Experience
    IS 4342 Cyber Human Systems
    COSC 3353 Programming Languages for Web Applications

    (Updated August 12, 2021)