6: College of Arts and Sciences

General Information | Academic Information | Departments and Programs | Faculty

Awards and Honors | Simultaneous Counting of Courses and Cross-listed Courses
Competency Requirements | Area Requirements | Major Subject | Minor Subject
Electives | Bachelor of Science | Bachelor of Arts with Honors | Intra University Courses
Courses Taken at Other Institutions | Study Abroad | Transfer Credit | Academic Advising
Incomplete | Credit/No Credit Grades | Final Examinations | Grade Changes | Absence Regulations
Disability Accommodation | Echols Scholars Program | Repeated Courses | Changes in Schedule
Degree Applications | Graduate Opportunities and Fellowships | Independent Study
Special Students | Continuing Education | Course Load | Academic Standing
Leaves of Absence and Withdrawals | Readmission | Appeals from Students in the College

Awards and Honors

Dean's List   Full-time students who demonstrate academic excellence while taking a minimum of 12 credits of graded course work are eligible for the Dean's List of Distinguished Students at the end of each semester. Courses taken on a CR/NC basis may not be counted toward the 12-credit minimum. A current minimum grade point average of 3.4 is necessary to be eligible for the dean's list. Any student receiving an F, NC, or NG during the semester is not eligible to be on the dean's list.

Intermediate Honors   Students who enter the University directly from high school or preparatory school and who, after four regular semesters have completed 59 credits of course work and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.4, are awarded a Certificate of Intermediate Honors. The notation "intermediate honors" is also placed on each student's official academic record. In the College, no more than twelve of the 59 required credits may be earned on a CR/NC basis. Further, students need to have remained in good standing. Advanced Placement, summer session, and transfer credits do not count toward the required credits.

Theses and Commencement Honors   Degrees with distinction, high distinction, and highest distinction are awarded by the Committee on Special Programs to students who have a grade point average of 3.4 or higher and have been recommended by the departments or interdepartmental programs in which they have completed a Distinguished Majors Program (DMP) or the equivalent. Distinguished majors programs require that students submit a written thesis. All degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences offer a distinguished majors program except astronomy, cognitive sciences, drama, and medieval studies. In departments offering thesis courses, non-DMP students may have an opportunity to write a thesis; contact the specific departments for more information. The committee also awards distinction, but not high or highest distinction, to students who have not enrolled in (or who have discontinued) a DMP but who complete their degree with a grade point average of at least 3.6.

Phi Beta Kappa   To be eligible for election to Phi Beta Kappa, students must have done distinguished work in advanced courses in several Arts and Sciences departments. While no set grade point average is established for election, successful nominees have usually earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.7, taken upper-level work in several departments in the College, and carried a course load greater than 12 credits in each semester.


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