Academic Honors

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The mission of the University of Florida Honors Program is to connect, nurture, and engage the next generation of scholars who change the world. The program does this by recruiting high achieving students from around the world; inspiring curiosity, intellectual daring and creativity; and building a lifelong community of high-achieving peers, top-notch faculty and supportive staff. The Honors Program values the power of opportunity, the strength in community, and the love of a challenge.
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There are two pathways to admission / participation in the Honors Program.

First-Year Honors Program

The First-Year Honors Program (FHP) is open to high school seniors who are entering UF as incoming freshmen.
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Members of the First-Year Honors Program must earn at least a 3.5 cumulative UF GPA and take at least 2 credits of Honors courses (earned with a B or higher) during their first year. The first year includes Summer B, Fall, and Spring, but not the following summer. Students who enter the FHP starting in Summer B 2021 or later will be required to take the Honors version of their Quest 1 requirement in addition to the 2 credits of Honors courses. Students who complete these requirements will move automatically into University Honors for the remainder of their time at UF.

University Honors Program

The University Honors Program (UHP) is open to sophomores through seniors. Members of the First-Year Honors Program are automatically advanced to University Honors if they complete the FHP. Currently enrolled freshmen who are not members of FHP may apply to UHP at the conclusion of their first year at UF, provided they have met the lateral admissions criteria.
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To complete the University Honors Program, students must graduate with honors in their major, complete Honors Quest 1 and 2, and earn 8 additional academic and 6 enrichment points through various activities. Students who meet the UHP completion requirements will receive a notation on their official UF transcript and a medallion to wear at commencement.
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Students in the Honors Program have access to:

In addition, students in the Honors Program have early course registration for their first 10 credits each semester. Early registration privileges are limited to students in good standing with either the FHP or UHP.

Students will appear on the President’s Honor Roll if they achieve a perfect 4.0 GPA with at least 15 credits of graded academic course work (no S/U) in the fall or spring semester, or at least 12 credits of graded coursework in the summer semester (consisting of any combination of credits earned in Summer A, B, or C). This achievement will appear on the student’s transcript as a permanent record. 
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Students registered with the Disability Resource Center may be eligible with a reduced course load and the GPA requirement, following certification by the DRC. 
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Students will appear on their college's Dean's List if they meet the requirements. In addition, please note the following conditions:

  • S/U and internship courses are not counted in the GPA calculation for Dean's List.
  • GPA value is determined to the hundredths place and cannot be rounded up (e.g., 3.495 = 3.49).
  • Grades of I, NG, I* or N* cannot be calculated into the GPA.
  • Students registered with the Disability Resource Center may be allowed to vary the number of credits required, but not the GPA requirement, following certification by the DRC.
  • Students are eligible to earn the Dean’s List designation only once for the entire summer semester.
  • In all colleges except Public Health and Health Professions, the credits in the Summer Requirements column can be earned in any combination of Summer A, B, or C courses. For Public Health and Health Professions, the six credits may be earned in either Summer A or Summer B, but not Summer C, and those students can only appear on their Dean's List once for the summer semester.

Agricultural and Life Sciences, College of

Required GPA Fall and Spring Requirements Summer Requirements
3.70 Minimum 12 credits; No S/U, N, or I grades Minimum 12 credits; No S/U, N, or I grades

Arts, College of the

Required GPA Fall and Spring Requirements Summer Requirements
3.50 Minimum 12 credits Minimum 12 credits

Business, Warrington College of

Required GPA Fall and Spring Requirements Summer Requirements
3.70 Minimum 12 Credits; No S/U Minimum 12 Credits; No S/U
OR
3.50 Minimum 15 Credits; No S/U Minimum 15 Credits; No S/U

Design, Construction and Planning, College of

Required GPA Fall and Spring Requirements Summer Requirements
3.70 Minimum 12 credits Minimum 12 credits

Education, College of

Required GPA Fall and Spring Requirements Summer Requirements
3.75 Minimum 12 credits; No S/U Minimum 12 credits; No S/U

Engineering, College of

Required GPA Fall and Spring Requirements Summer Requirements
3.20 Minimum 14 credits; No S/U Minimum 12 credits; No S/U

Health and Human Performance, College of

Required GPA Fall and Spring Requirements Summer Requirements
3.50 Minimum 15 credits Minimum 12 credits

Journalism and Communications, College of

Required GPA Fall and Spring Requirements Summer Requirements
3.50 Minimum 12 credits Minimum 12 credits

Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of

Required GPA Fall and Spring Requirements Summer Requirements
3.75 Minimum 12 credits; No dropped courses, grade changes or S/U Minimum 12 credits; No dropped courses, grade changes or S/U

Pharmacy, College of

Required GPA Fall and Spring Requirements Summer Requirements
3.50 Minimum 12 credits; No N grades Minimum 12 credits; No N grades

Public Health and Health Professions, College of

Required GPA Fall and Spring Requirements Summer Requirements
3.50 Minimum 15 credits Minimum 12 credits

The university offers three levels of honors: cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude.

Please be aware that:

  • GPA value is determined to the hundredths place (e.g., 3.495 = 3.49)
  • Transfer credits and S/U option credits are excluded
  • Postbaccalaureate students are not eligible for honors recognition
  • Honors recognition is printed on the university diploma
  • Students should check with an academic advisor for complete details

Honors by College and Major

Accounting, Fisher School of

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
3.2 GPA in all upper-division accounting coursework and a 3.2 upper-division GPA, which includes all courses taken after the student reaches 60 semester credit hours. 3.6 GPA in all upper-division accounting coursework and a 3.6 upper-division GPA, which includes all courses taken after the student reaches 60 semester credit hours. Completion of ACG 4970, with thesis and abstract. 3.8 GPA in all upper-division accounting coursework and a 3.8 upper-division GPA, which includes all courses taken after the student reaches 60 semester credit hours. Completion of ACG 4970, with thesis and abstract.

Arts, College of the

Art and Art History

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
3.5 upper-division GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. 3.75 upper-division GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. Completion of a creative project or thesis. Department recommends the distinction awarded. 3.90 upper-division GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. Completion of a creative project or thesis. Department recommends the distinction awarded.
Art: Studio, graphic design and art education candidates are expected to work with their thesis advisor to determine appropriate content for their honors thesis submission. Art history candidates must submit a research paper. Art education candidates must submit their teaching portfolio. Art: Studio, graphic design and art education candidates are expected to work with their thesis advisor to determine appropriate content for their honors thesis submission. Art history candidates must submit a research paper. Art education candidates must submit their teaching portfolio.

Digital Arts and Sciences

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
3.5 upper-division GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. 3.75 upper-division GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. Completion of a creative project. Department recommends the distinction awarded. 3.90 upper-division GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. Completion of a creative project. Department recommends the distinction awarded.

Music and Music Education

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
3.4 upper-division GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. 3.75 upper-division GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. Completion of a creative project or thesis. Department recommends the distinction awarded. 3.90 upper-division GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. Completion of a creative project or thesis. Department recommends the distinction awarded.
Music: Music majors must submit a creative or research project under the guidance of a music faculty member. Music education majors must complete the project prior to student teaching. Music: Music majors must submit a creative or research project under the guidance of a music faculty member. Music education majors must complete the project prior to student teaching.

Theatre and Dance

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
3.4 upper-division GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. 3.75 upper-division GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. Completion of a written thesis. Department recommends the distinction awarded. 3.75 upper-division GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. Completion of a written thesis. Department recommends the distinction awarded.

Agricultural and Life Sciences, College of

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
3.5 or higher GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. 3.75 GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. Completion of an approved research project or creative work and submission of an honors thesis based on that work. 3.85 GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. Completion of an approved research project or creative work and submission of an honors thesis based on that work.

Business, Heavener School of

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
3.5 GPA in all UF, core and major courses. 3.7 GPA in all UF, core and major courses. Completion of 90 credits prior to enrolling in honors thesis course and completion of an approved thesis. 3.9 GPA in all UF, core and major courses. Completion of 90 credits prior to enrolling in honors thesis course and completion of an approved thesis.

Construction Management, M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
3.3 GPA in all upper-division courses. 3.6 GPA in all upper-division courses. Completion of an approved research project and formal presentation. 3.75 GPA in all upper-division courses. Completion of an approved research project and formal presentation.

Design, Construction and Planning, College of

Architecture

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
3.3 GPA in all upper-division courses. 3.6 GPA in all upper-division courses. Completion of an approved fourth-year design project. 3.8 GPA in all upper-division courses. Completion of an approved fourth-year design project.

Interior Design

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
3.3 GPA in all upper-division courses. 3.6 GPA in all upper-division courses. Completion of an approved fourth-year design project. 3.8 GPA in all upper-division courses. Completion of an approved fourth-year design project.

Landscape Architecture

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
3.2 GPA in all upper-division courses. 3.5 GPA in all upper-division courses. Completion of an approved fifth-year design project. 3.75 GPA in all upper-division courses. Completion of an approved fifth-year design project.

Sustainability and the Built Environment

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
3.5 GPA in all upper-division courses. 3.65 GPA in all upper-division courses. Completion of an approved fourth-year project. 3.8 GPA in all upper-division courses. Completion of an approved fourth-year project.

Education, College of

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
3.75 GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. 3.75 GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits; submission of an approved scholarly project. Not available.

Engineering, Herbert Wertheim College of

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
3.3 GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. 3.5 GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. Completion of an approved research project or creative work. 3.8 GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. Completion of an approved research project or creative work.

Health and Human Performance, College of

All Majors Except Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
3.4 GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits, excluding internship, flexible learning courses and extension courses. 3.7 GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits, excluding internship, flexible learning courses and extension courses. Completion of a senior paper or creative project. Department recommends the distinction awarded. 3.7 GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits, excluding internship, flexible learning courses and extension courses. Completion of a senior paper or a creative project or thesis. Department recommends the distinction awarded.

Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
3.4 GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits, excluding internship, flexible learning courses and extension courses. 3.7 GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits, excluding internship, flexible learning courses and extension courses. 3.7 GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits, excluding internship, flexible learning courses and extension courses. Completion of a senior paper or a creative project or thesis. Department recommends the distinction awarded.

Journalism and Communications, College of

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
3.5 GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits (excluding internship) and professional courses. 3.6 GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits (excluding internship) and professional courses. Submit evidence of professional competency based on student's area of study. 3.8 GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits (excluding internship) and professional courses. Submit evidence of professional competency based on student's area of study.

Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of

To graduate with honors, students must meet the college requirements for cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude. Students will be granted magna or summa cum laude if they meet the college requirements AND the requirements specified by their major in the tables below.

College Requirements

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
3.50 or higher GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. Eligible students must have a 3.50 or higher GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits and completion of, and faculty evaluation of, a thesis, research project or other creative work. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude may be granted based on faculty evaluation of the thesis, and the department will make the determination whether and what level of distinction will be awarded. Eligible students must have a 3.50 or higher GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits and completion of, and faculty evaluation of, a thesis, research project or other creative work. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude may be granted based on faculty evaluation of the thesis, and the department will make the determination whether and what level of distinction will be awarded.

Major Requirements

Anthropology
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student must register for three credits of ANT 4914 in their final semester and successfully complete and defend an honors thesis. Students must have an approved faculty mentor and signed thesis contract. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty committee evaluation of the thesis. Student must register for three credits of ANT 4914 in their final semester and successfully complete and defend an honors thesis. Students must have an approved faculty mentor and signed thesis contract. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty committee evaluation of the thesis.
Astronomy
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
In addition, student must complete six credits of AST 4911 and write a thesis. A committee of at least three faculty members evaluates the thesis and makes a recommendation to the astronomy adviser regarding the level of honors awarded. In addition, student must complete six credits of AST 4911 and write a thesis. A committee of at least three faculty members evaluates the thesis and makes a recommendation to the astronomy adviser regarding the level of honors awarded.
Biology
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Distinction of magna cum laude requires a 3.50 or higher GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. Student must also complete the equivalent of at least six credits of approved undergraduate research (contact undergraduate coordinator), complete a thesis research project and submit a mentor-approved honors thesis. The undergraduate coordinator will review the thesis and submit a recommendation for approval or disapproval to the Biology Major Executive Committee. Distinction of summa cum laude requires a 3.75 or higher GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. Student must also complete the equivalent of at least six credits of approved undergraduate research (contact undergraduate Coordinator), complete a thesis research project and submit a mentor-approved honors thesis. The undergraduate coordinator will review the thesis and submit a recommendation for approval or disapproval to the Biology Major Executive Committee.
Botany
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student must complete one semester (3-4 credits) of BOT 4911, complete a research project, and write a thesis. Student must complete two semesters (6-8 credits) of BOT 4911, complete a research project, and write a thesis.
Chemistry
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student must complete six credits of CHM 4910 and write a thesis. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on both GPA and faculty evaluation of the thesis. Student must complete six credits of CHM 4910 and write a thesis. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on both GPA and faculty evaluation of the thesis.
Classical Studies
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student must also write an honors thesis under supervision of a faculty mentor. Contact the Classics undergraduate adviser for more information. Student must also write an honors thesis under supervision of a faculty mentor. Contact the Classics undergraduate adviser for more information.
Computer Science
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Requires two additional approved CISE courses. 3.80 GPA. Requires two additional approved CISE courses.
Criminology
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student must defend a thesis and may enroll in CCJ 4970 or honors-focused courses for credit to write a thesis. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis. Student must defend a thesis and may enroll in CCJ 4970 or honors-focused courses for credit to write a thesis. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis.
Economics
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student must earn a 3.30 GPA for all UF economics courses, complete ECO 4935 or ECO 4905, and submit an acceptable thesis. Student must earn a 3.70 GPA on all courses taken at UF the semester after accumulating 60 credits and a 3.50 GPA for all UF economics courses. Must also complete ECO 4935 or ECO 4905 and submit an acceptable thesis.
English
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student must earn an A or B grade in at least one semester of ENG 4936 and a minimum grade of B+ in ENG 4970. Student must earn a minimum grade of B and at least one A in no fewer than two semesters of ENG 4936 and an A in ENG 4970.
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Students must complete a thesis and receive approval of the completed project by two full-time faculty members (excluding adjunct faculty), one of whom must be affiliated with Languages, Literatures and Cultures and serve as the student’s primary advisor. In consultation with the primary advisor, the student should identify the second faculty member no later than the mid-point of the semester. It is strongly recommended that the student complete up to 6 credits of 4911 in their area of specialization. (In the case of the Chinese and Japanese tracks, it is strongly recommended that the student complete up to 3 credits of CHI 4911/CHT 4911 or CHW 4911 or JPN 4911/JPT 4911 or JPW 4911, prior to completing 3 credits of CHI 4935 or JPN 4935 (Senior Thesis). Students must complete a thesis and receive approval of the completed project by two full-time faculty members (excluding adjunct faculty), one of whom must be affiliated with Languages, Literatures and Cultures and serve as the student’s primary advisor. In consultation with the primary advisor, the student should identify the second faculty member no later than the mid-point of the semester. It is strongly recommended that the student complete up to 6 credits of 4911 in their area of specialization. (In the case of the Chinese and Japanese tracks, it is strongly recommended that the student complete up to 3 credits of CHI 4911/CHT 4911 or CHW 4911 or JPN 4911/JPT 4911 or JPW 4911, prior to completing 3 credits of CHI 4935 or JPN 4935 (Senior Thesis).
It is possible that a student may complete a thesis and not receive a magna or summa cum laude designation. It is possible that a student may complete a thesis and not receive a magna or summa cum laude designation.
Students must have earned an A or B in at least one semester of an approved 4911/4935 course. The distinction of magna cum laude is based on an evaluation of the thesis by the faculty advisor and second reader. Students must have earned an A or B in at least one semester of an approved 4911/4935 course. Students’ writing and research must be excellent, of nearly publishable quality. The distinction of summa cum laude is based on an evaluation of the thesis by the faculty advisor and second reader.
Geography
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student must earn an A in GEO 4970 or GEO 4905 and submit an honors thesis. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on evaluation of the thesis by a faculty adviser and a second reader. Student must earn an A in GEO 4970 or GEO 4905 and submit an honors thesis. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on evaluation of the thesis by a faculty adviser and a second reader.
Geology
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Students must complete two semesters of GLY 4911 with grades of B or higher and submit an honors thesis. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis. Students must complete two semesters of GLY 4911 with grades of B or higher and submit an honors thesis. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis.
History
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
In the fall semester, student must pass the History Honors Seminar: Thesis Workshop while completing thesis research. Then, in the spring semester, student must enroll in HIS 4970 and write an acceptable thesis. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis. Contact the undergraduate coordinator or history honors coordinator for information. In the fall semester, student must pass the History Honors Seminar: Thesis Workshop while completing thesis research. Then, in the spring semester, student must enroll in HIS 4970 and write an acceptable thesis. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis. Contact the undergraduate coordinator or history honors coordinator for information.
Interdisciplinary Studies
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student with a GPA of 3.5 or higher must be recommended by two members of the student's supervisory committee, including the principal supervisor, who will affirm that the student conducted an individual project in IDS 4906 (or equivalent). Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the project. Student with a GPA of 3.5 or higher must be recommended by two members of the student's supervisory committee, including the principal supervisor, who will affirm that the student conducted an individual project in IDS 4906 (or equivalent). Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the project.
Jewish Studies
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student must enroll in JST 4970 and complete an honors project. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the project. Student must enroll in JST 4970 and complete an honors project. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the project.
Linguistics
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student must complete at least three credits of LIN 4905, followed by LIN 4970. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis. Student must complete at least three credits of LIN 4905, followed by LIN 4970. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis.
Mathematics
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student must write a thesis that fulfills the department's honors standards.1 Student must satisfy the B.S. degree requirements and write a thesis that fulfills the department's honors standards.1
Microbiology and Cell Science
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
3.75 GPA. Student must have grade of S in at least four credits of MCB 4911, MCB 4915 or other department undergraduate research course previously approved. 3.85 GPA. Student must have grade of S in at least four credits of MCB 4911, MCB 4915 or other department undergraduate research course previously approved.
Philosophy
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student must complete an honors thesis while enrolled in PHI 4912. A formal proposal must be submitted the semester prior to that during which the student writes the thesis. Upon completion, the thesis is reviewed by the department's undergraduate committee, which also conducts an oral examination. The undergraduate coordinator, in consultation with that committee, will determine the distinction awarded.1 Student must complete an honors thesis while enrolled in PHI 4912. A formal proposal must be submitted the semester prior to that during which the student writes the thesis. Upon completion, the thesis is reviewed by the department's undergraduate committee, which also conducts an oral examination. The undergraduate coordinator, in consultation with that committee, will determine the distinction awarded.1
Physics
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student must complete and defend a thesis to graduate magna or summa cum laude. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis and an oral presentation by the student. Student must complete and defend a thesis to graduate magna or summa cum laude. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis and an oral presentation by the student.
Political Science
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student must complete POS 4734, POS 4934 and POS 4970 in order to complete an honors thesis. The program requires a minimum of two semesters of coursework and research. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis. Student must complete POS 4734, POS 4934 and POS 4970 in order to complete an honors thesis. The program requires a minimum of two semesters of coursework and research. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis.
Portuguese
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Refer to the general CLAS honors information. Refer to the general CLAS honors information. Refer to the general CLAS honors information.
Psychology
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student must complete and defend a thesis while taking at least one credit of PSY 4970. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis. Student must complete and defend a thesis while taking at least one credit of PSY 4970. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis.
Religion
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student must complete REL 4932. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis. Student must complete REL 4932. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis.
Sociology
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student must complete a senior honors thesis while taking SYA 4931. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis. Student must complete a senior honors thesis while taking SYA 4931. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis.
Spanish
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student must complete and defend a thesis. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis. Student must complete and defend a thesis. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis.
Statistics
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student must write a thesis that fulfills the standards as specified in the department’s honors guidelines.1 Student must satisfy the B.S. degree requirements and write a thesis that fulfills the standards as specified in the department’s honors guidelines.1
Sustainability Studies
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student must complete a thesis, which may be written for independent study credit in the primary supervisor's department (but not for cluster credit). The student, in consultation with the director, must secure primary and secondary faculty supervisors associated with the major (one from CLAS). Distinction of magna cum laude will be given upon recommendation of both supervisors after evaluation of the thesis. Distinction of summa cum laude will be given upon recommendation of both supervisors and an oversight board reader, designated by the director, after evaluation of the thesis. Student must complete a thesis, which may be written for independent study credit in the primary supervisor's department (but not for cluster credit). The student, in consultation with the director, must secure primary and secondary faculty supervisors associated with the major (one from CLAS). Distinction of magna cum laude will be given upon recommendation of both supervisors after evaluation of the thesis. Distinction of summa cum laude will be given upon recommendation of both supervisors and an oversight board reader, designated by the director, after evaluation of the thesis.
Women's Studies
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student must enroll in WST 4970 and complete an honors thesis. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis. Student must enroll in WST 4970 and complete an honors thesis. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis.
Zoology
Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Student must complete at least six credits of ZOO 4911, BSC 4910, BSC 4912, or BOT 4911, complete a thesis research project and submit an honors thesis. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis. Student must complete at least six credits of ZOO 4911, BSC 4910, BSC 4912, or BOT 4911, complete a thesis research project and submit an honors thesis. Distinction of magna or summa cum laude is based on faculty evaluation of the thesis.

Natural Resources and Environment, School of

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
Refer to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Refer to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Refer to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Nursing, College of

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
3.70-3.79 GPA in all upper-division nursing courses. 3.80-3.89 GPA in all upper-division nursing courses. 3.90-4.00 GPA in all upper-division nursing courses.
Students in all honors distinctions must satisfactorily complete the honors program. Students in all honors distinctions must satisfactorily complete the honors program. Students in all honors distinctions must satisfactorily complete the honors program.

Pharmacy, College of

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
3.50 or higher GPA in required pharmacy courses and completion of all pharmacy coursework in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. 3.60 - 3.79 GPA in required pharmacy courses and completion of all pharmacy coursework in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. In addition, student must complete a project, submit a report and make a presentation via adherence to College of Pharmacy guidelines. Student must also be approved by the supervisor, the supervisor’s department chair and the Graduate Studies Council. 3.80 or higher GPA in required pharmacy courses and completion of all pharmacy coursework in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. In addition, student must complete a project, submit a report and make a presentation via adherence to College of Pharmacy guidelines. Student must also be approved by the supervisor, the supervisor’s department chair and the Graduate Studies Council.

Public Health and Health Professions, College of

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
3.5 upper-division GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. 3.75 upper-division GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. Successful completion of HSC 4969 and 4970 including research poster presentation and thesis, or SPA 4931 including thesis and depending on BHS major, and no student conduct or honor code violations. Dean's review of thesis designates honors level. 3.85 upper-division GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. Successful completion of HSC 4969 and 4970 including research poster presentation and thesis, or SPA 4931 including thesis and depending on BHS major, and no student conduct or honor code violations. Dean's review of thesis designates honors level.