Competency engagement is measured as either Low, Medium, or High. To complete the GCSP, Scholars must
- Engage in at least one activity in each of the five competencies – Research/Creative, Multidisciplinary, Business/Entrepreneurship, Multicultural, and Social Consciousness.
- Complete at least two High level engagement activities in two different competencies
- Complete at least one Medium- or High-level engagement activity in a third category
- Complete either a 2-semester Departmental Honors Thesis or a 2-semester interdisciplinary Honors Thesis in your challenge area.
Each competency can be met in a range of ways, but no single activity—except for a full 6-hour Innovation Lab—may meet more than one competency. The 2-semsester thesis may also meet one of the competencies.
Examples of Competency Activities and Engagement Levels
Examples of activities at the low, medium, and high levels of engagement for each competency are shown below. These activities are those that any GCSP Scholar can achieve. Students may propose other activities to meet the three levels of engagement.