CS Departmental Honors Admission Application Form

CICS Departmental Honors - Admissions


To apply for CICS departmental honors, students must satisfy the eligibility criteria listed below.

  • The student must have an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher earned after one fulltime semester of UMass Amherst coursework.
  • The student must have completed the COMPSCI 200-level core requirement for their degree (220, 230, 240 and 250 for BS students; any three of 220, 230, 240 and 250 for BA students).

We suggest that students apply in the fall of their junior year. Interested students who are already CICS Honors students can use the form below to apply for admission to the CICS Departmental Honors track (make sure to complete all fields marked with *). Students not currently in the Honors College who wish to complete departmental honors only (no general studies) need to apply directly to CHC for admission. Any questions about the Departmental Honors track or the admission process can be sent to askCSHonors@cs.umass.edu.

Note that all students are conditionally admitted to the DH track pending the submission of their 499Y contract and semester plan.

Provide a brief statement describing your research interests and any relevant past experience (300+ level courses taken, course projects, independent studies, REUs, etc.).