The Honors Degree recognizes a student's excellent performance in Honors coursework in and outside the primary major. The Honors Degree is available to Computer Science majors (BA or BS) and to Information Systems majors (BS). Specific requirements are outlined in the University catalog at requirements for the Honors Degree.
Degree with Distinction
The Degree with Distinction supplements regular departmental degree requirements by giving the student significant research experience while still an undergraduate. The Degree with Distinction is available to Computer Science majors (BA or BS) and to Information Systems majors (BS). The candidate for a Degree with Distinction must complete six credits of thesis or project and give an oral presentation and defense of the thesis or project to a faculty committee. The Degree with Distinction entails no change in the regular requirements of a student's program other than research, writing, and defense of a senior thesis. Specific requirements are outlined in the University catalog at requirements for the Degree with Distinction.
Honors Degree with Distinction
The Honors Degree with Distinction recognizes a student's completion of the research requirements for the Degree with Distinction in addition to the successful pursuit of Honors coursework throughout the degree program. Six credits of Honors thesis may be counted as part of the 30 Honors credits required for the Honors Degree. Specific requirements are outlined in the University catalog at requirements for the Honors Degree with Distinction.
According to Bintong Chen, director of UD's Institute for Financial Services Analytics (IFSA), "The new scholars are excellent and research-productive faculty members from UD's College of Engineering (COE). Their research expertise matches the program well, and they are passionate about contributing. Our program and students will benefit tremendously from the interdisciplinary training offered by the fellows and scholars."
A 2007 paper by Lori Pollock, Alumni Distinguished Professor, and Vijay Shanker, professor, both in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, and former students David Shepherd, Zachary Fry and Emily Hill has been recognized as the Most Influential Paper over the past 10 years from the sixth International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development. The paper, "Using Natural Language Program Analysis to Locate and Understand Action-Oriented Concerns," describes a semi-automated concern location and comprehension tool, Find-Concept. Shepherd is now senior principal scientist at ABB in Raleigh-Durham, NC; Fry is a senior scientist at GrammaTech in Ithaca, NY; and Hill is assistant professor of computer science at Drew University in Madison, NJ.