Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GCSP) classes provide deeper, more challenging learning experiences for students. The Grand Challenge Scholars Program consists of two tiers of academic engagement. In Tier One, students complete ?? credit hours of GCSP  courses in the core curriculum, which is offered by the College of Arts and Sciences. In Tier Two, Engineering students complete 6 credit hours of CoE GCSP additional courses whereas Arts and Sciences students complete 2 additional CoAS GCSP courses. The Grand Challenge Scholars Program curriculum is summarized in the following tables:

Tier One: Credits of Honors Work in the Core Curriculum

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
LLT1213 or LLT1223 World Masterpieces 1 and World Masterpieces 2 (Lit survey) 3
SSC2413 and SSC2423 Foundations of the American Experience and
Development of the American Experience
* 1 GCSP section required
(Philo survey)
EGE2123 Entrepreneurial Design Studio 3
Variable Research Project: eg. Capstone / Senior Project / Thesis / Comp Team / REU / QUEST ?

Tier Two - Engineering Students: 6 Credits of GCSP Work in Engineering GCSP Courses

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
EGE1001 Intro to Engineering 1
EGE2233 Entrep Mindset 3
EGE3022 Leadership / Prof Development 2

Tier Two - Arts and Sciences Students: 2 Credits of GCSP Work in  GCSP Arts and Sciences Courses

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
COM1001 Pathways to Research Centers 1
COM4001 Pathways Capstone 1

Please note that a grade of B or higher is required in all GCSP courses to receive GCSP credit. Only one grade of B- or lower can be replaced by enrolling in a subsequent GCSP course in the same discipline. In addition, all Grand Challenge Scholars Program students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. Lastly, in cases of transfer credit or extenuating circumstances, the Director of the Grand Challenge Scholars Program may approve a limited number of curricular substitutions.