Dr. Shane Sharpe, Director
Office: 271 Nott Hall
The Computer-Based Honors Program (CBHP) is designed to allow independent work and provide a broader education for highly motivated students in a variety of academic fields by providing research opportunities with top faculty.
Students are accepted in this program at the beginning of the freshman year and learn to use computers by taking CBH 101 and CBH 102, 4-hour courses designed for this purpose. During their second, third, and fourth years at the University, students become undergraduate research assistants and work with faculty members by applying their computing skills to research projects. They receive 3 hours of credit each semester for this research work and meet once a week to discuss research techniques and to report on completed projects.
A number of full- or half-tuition fellowships are available to selected students in the program, who are chosen during their senior year in high school. The Computer-Based Honors Program is a suitable minor for students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration, the College of Communication and Information Sciences, and the College of Engineering.
Computer-Based Honors Scholarship. Recipients chosen from students who demonstrate high academic potential as indicated by high-school grades (average 3.9 GPA on a 4.0 scale) and standardized test scores (average 32 ACT, 1350 SAT). Entering freshmen are given priority consideration.
Jerry C. Pruett Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to an outstanding student in the Computer-Based Honors Program who has completed CBH 101 and CBH 102 or the equivalent and who has not previously been awarded any CBHP scholarship support.
Henry Pettus Randall Jr. Scholarship. Awarded to an outstanding junior in the Computer-Based Honors Program who has conducted exemplary research.
Dr. Charles L. Seebeck Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Recipients chosen from students who demonstrate high academic potential as indicated by high-school grades (average 3.9 GPA on a 4.0 scale) and standardized test scores (average 32 ACT, 1350 SAT). Entering freshmen are given priority consideration.
Students needing more information about or applying for admission into the Computer-Based Honors Program should go to http://cbhp.ua.edu or write to The University of Alabama, Director of the Computer-Based Honors Program, Box 870169, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0352.
The following courses are open only to students enrolled in the Computer-Based Honors Program: CBH 101 and CBH 102 Freshman Seminar; CBH 201 and CBH 202 Sophomore Seminar; CBH 301 and CBH 302 Junior Seminar; and CBH 451 and CBH 452 Senior Seminar. CBH 101 and CBH 102 carry credit toward fulfilling the requirements of the University Honors Program, and CBH 201 and CBH 202 carry the Core Curriculum designation C.