Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
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2013-2014
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BACCALAUREATE HONORS

The top students in each graduating class receive special recognition in the form of academic honors. The following rules for honors apply:

- Summa Cum Laude. The top 1 percent of the students of each undergraduate college's graduating class will receive the degree Summa Cum Laude, providing that each student obtains a minimum overall index of 3.75 at the end of his or her course of study.

- Magna Cum Laude. The next 4 percent of the students of each undergraduate college's graduating class will receive the degree Magna Cum Laude, providing that each student obtains a minimum overall index of 3.5 at the end of his or her course of study.

- Cum Laude. The next highest 8 percent of the students of each undergraduate college's graduating class will receive the degree Cum Laude providing that each student obtains a minimum overall index of 3.25 at the end of his or her course of study.

ASSOCIATE HONORS

The top students graduating with Associate degrees also receive recognition in the form of academic honors.  The top 1 percent of Associate degree recipients in each graduation class will receive the degree Summa Cum Laude, the next 4 percent will receive the degree Magna Cum Laude and the next 8 percent will receive the degree Cum Laude.  The same overall index minimums used for bachelor degree graduation honors apply to associate degree honors.

DEGREE WITH DISTINCTION IN A MAJOR FIELD

Students may earn a Degree with Distinction in their major field upon completion of special and independent research during the senior year. Applications for a Degree with Distinction must be submitted before the end of the junior year. Applicants should have a general scholastic grade point index of not less than 3.0 and an index of not less than 3.5 in the major at the end of the junior year. Applications are available through the Undergraduate Research Office. Additional information is available in the Opportunities to Enrich Your Undergraduate Education section of this catalog.


TOP INDEX GRADUATING SENIOR

Every year, an award recognizes the graduating senior who has achieved the highest grade point index earned in full-time study toward the degree. To be eligible for this award, the graduating senior must have earned at least 75 percent of the total credits required for the degree at the University and must have averaged a minimum of 15 credits per semester.




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