College of Pharmacy Honors Program

Academic Distinction and Latin Honors

Students receive recognition on their transcript, diploma, and at commencement for high academic performance as evidenced in their GPA in the case of graduating with distinction, and by their GPA plus completion of the College of Pharmacy Honors Program in the case of graduating with Latin-designated Honors.

Graduating with Latin-designated Honors

Students self-identify into the Honors Program based on a reasonable expectation they will achieve a GPA of 3.50 or higher, and will complete a minimum of five honors options prior to graduation. Students who have met these requirements may be considered for the following Latin Honors levels:

  • 3.50 – 3.65   GPA        cum laude
  • 3.66 – 3.749 GPA        magna cum laude
  • 3.75 – 4.0      GPA       summa cum laude

The College of Pharmacy Honors Program provides students with opportunities to interact with faculty, develop specialized skills, learn about research, and enhance their professional development. Honors options require participation in an activity (course or project) above and beyond the regular curriculum required for graduation. At least one of the five required Honors options must be a project. The remaining four options can be a mix of courses and projects.

  • Honors projects are defined by a student and advisor. They may be laboratory research projects, literature review papers, seminar preparation, community service or leadership projects, or other appropriate activities.
  • Honors courses available in the College of Pharmacy typically department seminars.

Graduating with Distinction

Students are automatically awarded the appropriate distinction level based solely on their GPA according to the following levels:

  • 3.75 – 3.89 GPA          With Distinction
  • 3.90 – 4.0   GPA          With High Distinction