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EECS Honors

Thomas_Thomas_ Posts: 629Registered User Member
Hello,

one quick question. I found the following on the EECS website:
The EECS Honors Degree Program is designed to provide very talented undergraduate students with more flexibility at the undergraduate level. Honors students select an academic concentration outside of EECS, and are allowed twenty extra units beyond the B.S. degree requirements to explore this "breadth" area.

I don't understand. What does it mean I am "allowed" 20 extra units? Arent' I allowed to take as many units as I want (up to 20.5 at least) every semester anyway? So what's the benefit of 20 "extra" units?
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Replies to: EECS Honors

  • mofmogmofmog Posts: 154Registered User Junior Member
    I think it's more like you get an extra semester
  • mathboy98mathboy98 Posts: 3,752Registered User Senior Member
    Something like that. You are required to demonstrate some decently profound interest in another subject. Many will choose math. One of the smartest EECS majors I knew (now graduated) chose literature, because he loved it.
  • Thomas_Thomas_ Posts: 629Registered User Member
    I still don't quite understand. How is it determined how many extra classes you can take? So, you get one extra semester after you finish your EECS degree requirements (regardless of how many non-EECS classes you took up to then)?
  • mofmogmofmog Posts: 154Registered User Junior Member
    You do realize that there is an upper limit on the amount of total units you can receive from the university right?
  • bsdbsd Posts: 260Registered User Junior Member
    Not for engineers - some people have over 200 units.
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