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Students may apply in the spring of the sophomore year to the honors program in nanoscale engineering or nanoscale science. Applications will be available from the CNSE Student Services Office. The student must have an earned overall GPA of 3.25, with a GPA of 3.50 for all courses attended in the major at time of admission to the honors program. In addition, all applicants to the honors program must provide, as part of the completed application, a written statement of purpose which explains the reasons and motivation for desiring to undertake the honors program.
Honors Students' progress in the program will be reviewed every semester by the CNSE Student Services Office in consultation with the Honors Program Director and the CNSE Vice President for Academic Affairs. Students falling below 3.50 overall and/or 3.25 in the major will be given a written warning. The warned student will have one semester in which to raise the GPA to the standard. If the student falls below the standard a second time, s/he will be removed from the honors program pending an appeal. Details of the CNSE Honors Program policies are available from the CNSE Office of Student Services.
Students participating in the CNSE undergraduate honors program having completed all course requirements (listed below), achieved an overall GPA of 3.25 and a major GPA of 3.50, and presented an acceptable honors project or thesis (NSCI 493) will, upon CNSE certification, be afforded the designation "Honors in Nanoscale Engineering" or "Honors in Nanoscale Science" to be placed on the student's transcript. Students admitted to the honors program will follow the standard curriculum in nanoscale engineering or nanoscale science outlined earlier, but will substitute the following honors courses in the curriculum: NSCI 125 for NSCI 124; NSCI 221 for NSCI 220; NSCI 231 for NSCI 230; and the capstone course NSCI 493 for NSCI 492.
UAlbany undergraduate students who are enrolled in the undergraduate honors program have the option to participate in the UAlbany Honors College program, depending on specific interest and particular educational pathway.
To meet the UAlbany Honors College requisite of successful completion of six Honors College courses during the first two years of enrollment, NSCI 125, NSCI 221 and NSCI 231 may be combined with the UAlbany Honors College courses offered through the Department of Mathematics, namely, AMAT 118, AMAT 119, and AMAT 214(Honors).
During their subsequent two years of enrollment in the Honors College, undergraduate students may satisfy their Honors College requirements through the Capstone Undergraduate Research/Design Project.