There are two types of honors for undergraduates: Latin honors (summa, magna, cum laude) are determined by the College and English honors (highest honors, high honors, honors) are determined by departments.  

Concentrators wishing to pursue honors in economics have two options: the Thesis Track and the Advanced Course Track (ACT).  To be eligible for high or highest honors in economics, a student must successfully complete the Thesis Track.  Concentrators who pursue the ACT are eligible for honors in economics.  The specific honors requirements are discussed in our concentration requirements

To be eligible for summa cum laude or magna cum laude from the College, students must receive high or highest honors from their concentration.  Students with honors from their concentration are eligible for cum laude from the College (called Cum Laude in Field below).  Students without honors from their concentration may still earn cum laude from the College if their overall GPA meets the overall GPA cutoff for magna cum laude (called Cum Laude below).  If you understood all of that, congratulations!  For more info, come have a chat with your concentration advisor.

Honors recommendations, honors exam grades, thesis grades, and comments will be handed out by the 2nd week of May.


    Calculation of Honors

    English honors: Ec GPA cutoffs and other info on calculating Department honors.

    Latin honors: the following overall GPA cutoffs were established by the Faculty for awarding degrees Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude in Field for the May 2016 degree period.  

    • Magna Cum Laude in Field: 3.794
      Cum Laude in Field: 3.538
      Cum Laude: 3.794

    Latin Honors cut offs from past years:

    • 2015 Magna Cum Laude in Field: 3.772
      Cum Laude in Field: 3.525
      Cum Laude: 3.772
    • 2014 Magna Cum Laude in Field: 3.769
      Cum Laude in Field: 3.511
      Cum Laude: 3.769

    • 2013 Magna Cum Laude in Field:  3.763
      Cum Laude in Field:  3.480
      Cum Laude: 3.763
    • 2012 Magna Cum Laude: 3.756
      Cum Laude in Field: 3.484
      Cum Laude: 3.756
    • 2011 Magna Cum Laude in Field: 3.750
      Cum Laude in Field: 3.480
      Cum Laude: 3.750
    • 2010 Magna Cum Laude in field: 3.740
      Cum Laude in Field: 3.472 
      Cum Laude: 3.740
    • 2009 Magna Cum Laude in Field: 3.721 
      Cum Laude in Field: 3.448
      Cum Laude: 3.721

    Honors General Exam

    All economics concentrators wishing to be considered for honors must take the economics honors general exam.

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  Honors eligible seniors will take the Honors General Exam on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. 

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