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Honors Requirements

To qualify for departmental honors, students must apply by the end of their seventh semester and meet the GPA requirement:

  • ¬†A cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.5

OR

  • cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 in addition to contributions to the Information Science Program through research or other means, as detailed in their application.

Students intending to pursue honors must complete the following coursework in addition to their IS major courses:

  • Three additional credit hours of IS course work at or above the 5000 level; (graded courses only; no one or two credit¬†seminar or two-credit project courses)

  • Six credit hours of INFO 4900 Independent Study and Research with one or more IS faculty members, spread over at least two semesters and with grades of A- or better; it is expected that the INFO 4900 research will result in a project report.

Latin designations (appended to the degree) are based on final cumulative GPA, as follows:

  • cum laude, 3.50 or above

  • magna cum laude, 3.75 or above

  • summa cum laude, 4.00 or above

For information about applying for honors, email the Undergraduate Coordinator.