Honors program

Honors Program

The College of Public Health and Health Professions Honors Program consists of three levels: summa cum laude (highest honors), magna cum laude (high honors) and cum laude (honors).

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About the program

Students who are in good academic standing, earned a 3.5 GPA in all 3000 or above level coursework, and have no Student Conduct Code or any type of academic dishonesty violation automatically qualify to graduate with honors distinction (cum laude).

Students seeking high or highest honors (magna or summa cum laude) must apply to the College Honors program and complete additional requirements. Students are eligible to apply to the Honors Program if:

  • They are enrolled as a junior in a PHHP undergraduate program
  • They are in good academic standing and have an anticipated upper division GPA of at least 3.75 by the time of graduation
  • They apply to the honors program by the deadline in Fall semester of junior year. Students cannot apply in their senior year.

Honors Program Director

Frederick Kates
Department: HP-HEALTH SERVICES ADMIN

Frederick Kates

CLIN AST PROF
Phone: (352) 273-6060

Honors Program Seminar Director

Alana R Rawlinson
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

Alana R Rawlinson Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 265-0294

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.