Honors and Highest Honors in the Major

Graduating seniors are considered for honors in the major during the quarter in which they graduate. Students who wish to be considered for honors should meet the deadline posted by the Registrar's Office for declaring the intent to graduate.

Determination of honors is based on a close reading of the student's grades and narrative evaluations for all courses relevant to the major, as well as any other factors relevant to an assessment of academic excellence, such as research papers of high quality. Generally, honors in the major are awarded only to the top 10% of those graduating in the major. Only those students whose grades are consistently excellent will qualify.

Highest honors are rarely awarded, and then only to students whose performance in coursework is outstanding and who have completed an outstanding senior thesis or project.

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