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At the Institute for Society and Genetics, we recognize the incredible achievements of our students through two honors distinctions. Students that complete a degree in Human Biology and Society will be able to graduate with Departmental Honors or Highest Departmental Honors. The criteria needed to graduate with Departmental Honors and Highest Departmental Honors are explained below.
Human Biology and Society (B.A. & B.S.) majors can qualify for departmental honors based on their graduating cumulative major GPA. A Human Biology and Society major that graduates with a cumulative minimum 3.50 GPA or above, in their upper division major requirements, will qualify for departmental honors. Students can find their current major upper division courses GPA on the Degree Audit Report System (DARS) under the section titled: “Major Upper Division Courses GPA Requirement.”
Highest Departmental Honors
Human Biology and Society (B.A. & B.S.) majors can qualify for highest departmental honors, if they meet our Departmental Honors qualification and if they meet one of the following two criteria. (1) successful completion of a 4.0 units Society and Genetics 199 (independent research) or 4.0 units of Society and Genetics 197 (independent studies) contract with a letter grade of “A” or better. A final paper or project is expected to be completed upon completion of Society and Genetics 199 or Society and Genetics 197. (2) Successful completion of Society and Genetics 108 with a letter grade of “A” or better; Departmental Honors qualification must still be met.
College and Latin Honors
College Honors and Latin Honors are different distinctions students can qualify for depending on cumulative GPA upon graduation or by completing certain set of requirements. Student interested in learning more about Latin Honors can click this link to learn more. Students interested in learning more about the requirements to graduate with College Honors can look here for more details.