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Academic Honors

Dean's List

A matriculated undergraduate student, full-time merits inclusion on the annual dean’s list by: Attaining a GPA of 3.5 or above during the preceding academic year, provided at least 12 credits were earned in the Fall semester and 12 credits were earned in the Spring semester. Only credits earned at the College of Staten Island will enter the computation. Students who have received a grade of INC, F, P, WN, or WU during the period under consideration are not eligible.

Departmental Honors

Students may graduate with honors in their field of study in most bachelor’s degree majors. To receive honors, the student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average in courses taken in the major and/or pass a comprehensive examination in the subject. The student must also complete an honors thesis or project. This last requirement is the heart of the honors program, for each student must work closely with a faculty member to define the project, carry out the research and investigation, and write the final report or prepare the final project. Students may receive credit through independent study for their work on an honors project. The projects must be accepted by the department. Students who successfully complete these requirements will receive the notation on their transcript that they have graduated with honors in their field of study. For specific requirements, see the section on Honors Requirements under the bachelor’s degree program description.

Graduation with Honors

Undergraduates who meet the qualifications will receive the associate’s or bachelor’s degree summa cum laude, magna cum laude, or cum laude as follows:

Cumulative GPA of at least 3.90

summa cum laude

Cumulative GPA of at least 3.75

magna cum laude

Cumulative GPA of at least 3.50

cum laude

Students who have completed all of the requirements for the bachelor’s degree may graduate with honors in their major provided they meet the requirements of the department as explained in the section on Degree Requirements.