Honors Program Information for Students

Criteria

Summa Cum Laude (highest honors)

  • Apply and be accepted into the College Honors Program (applications are submitted during the Fall semester of your Junior year).
  • Complete the 2 credit Honors Seminar Course (HSC 4969) during the Spring semester of your Junior year.
  • Complete the 3 credit Research Methods (HSC 3057) course during the Spring semester of your Junior year.
  • Earn at least a 3.85 GPA on all upper division coursework (3000 or 4000 level).
  • Complete at least 6 credits of Honors Research credit (HSC 4970) which includes: (a) completing a supervised research project (b) creating a research poster and present at the PHHP research day, and (c) produce a written thesis approved by the PHHP faculty supervisor and faculty review committee
  • Must be registered for a minimum of 1 credit of HSC 4970 during the Spring semester of senior year.
  • Be in good standing with the College of Public Health and Health Professions.
  • Have no Student Conduct or Honor Code violations.
  • Have no failing (“E”), incomplete (“I”), or unsatisfactory (“U”) grades.

Magna Cum Laude (high honors)

  • Apply and be accepted into the College Honors Program (applications are submitted during the Fall semester of your Junior year).
  • Complete the 2 credit Honors Seminar Course (HSC 4969) during the Spring semester of your Junior year.
  • Complete the 3 credit Research Methods (HSC 3057) course during the Spring semester of your Junior year.
  • Earn at least a 3.75 GPA on all upper division coursework (3000 or 4000 level).
  • Complete at least 6 credits of Honors Research credit (HSC 4970) which includes: (a) completing a supervised research project (b) creating a research poster and present at the PHHP research day, and (c) produce a written thesis approved by the PHHP faculty supervisor and faculty review committee
  • Must be registered for a minimum of 1 credit of HSC 4970 during the Spring semester of senior year.
  • Be in good standing with the College of Public Health and Health Professions.
  • Have no Student Conduct or Honor Code violations.
  • Have no failing (“E”), incomplete (“I”), or unsatisfactory (“U”) grades.

Cum Laude (honors)

  • Earn at least a 3.50 GPA on all upper division coursework (3000 or 4000 level).
  • Be in good standing with the College of Public Health and Health Professions.
  • Have no Student Conduct or Honor Code violations.
  • Have no failing (“E”), incomplete (“I”), or unsatisfactory (“U”) grades.