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The Computer-Based Honors Program (CBHP) is designed to provide exceptional, highly motivated students from any college, major and field of study the opportunity to conduct scholarly research with top faculty members.

Students are accepted in the program at the beginning of their freshman year. During their freshman year, students complete an intensive series of courses on technology fundamentals, problem solving, project management and research fundamentals. These essential skills enable students to quickly learn and adapt to new knowledge domains and technical environments required for faculty-directed research projects. During their second, third and fourth years at the University, students select research projects and serve as research assistants to faculty project sponsors by applying the skills learned to research projects. They receive 3 hours of credit each semester for this research work and meet once a week to discuss research methods and issues, report on projects and present details of their project to diverse audiences. The Computer-Based Honors Program constitutes an academic minor for those students completing its requirements, and the classes count toward the 12-hour Honors College Elective requirement.

A number of full or partial tuition fellowships are available to selected students in the program who are chosen during their senior year in high school.

All Honors College–eligible incoming freshmen are invited to apply to the Computer-Based Honors Program.

To complete the requirements of the Computer-Based Honors Program, students must complete both CBH 101 Computer Based Honors and CBH 102 Computer Based Honors, four 3-credit-hour research projects that combine research with computer applications and maintain an overall GPA of 3.3.

For more information, contact The University of Alabama Honors College, Computer-Based Honors Program, Box 870169, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0169; (205) 348-5500;

More InformationHours
Freshman Seminar
CBH 101Computer Based Honors4
CBH 102Computer Based Honors4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 8
Sophomore Seminar
CBH 201Computer Based Honors3
CBH 202Computer Based Honors3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6
Junior Seminar
CBH 301Computer Based Honors3
CBH 302Computer Based Honors3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6
Senior Seminar
CBH 451Computer Based Honors3
CBH 452Computer Based Honors3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6
Total Hours26