To recognize outstanding academic achievement, the College awards degrees cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude. The overall grade point average required for a degree cum laude is 3.50, for a degree magna cum laude 3.65, and for a degree summa cum laude 3.80. This honor is noted on the student's diploma and on the academic transcript.
The Department Honors program provides special opportunities through independent study for the intellectual stimulation and development of superior students in certain departments and interdisciplinary programs. Students in this program may, as the result of distinguished work, be awarded a degree with "Honors," "High Honors" or "Highest Honors" (except in the departments of Biology, Kinesiology, Physics and Neuroscience which grant the single award of Honors in Research). This honor is noted on the student's academic transcript.