College Honors (Latin)
College Honors are based on the entirety of the student record, but the awarding of departmental honors for work in a concentration is a precondition for the recommendation by the College of Latin honors in the field. Honors designations appear on your degree and transcript (See the Handbook for Students or consult the Allston Burr Resident Dean in your House for more information).
Departmental Honors (English)
Departmental Honors are determined by the department, committee, school, or program that oversees the relevant concentration and are based solely on work done in the concentration. In Psychology, Honors recommendations are based on a combination of final concentration GPA and thesis status/evaluation. The Department’s Committee on Undergraduate Instruction will review each student's record and present its recommendations to the faculty, which will vote on the final departmental degree recommendation (no Honors, Honors, High Honors, or Highest Honors).
Students who do not complete a thesis are only eligible for a recommendation of Honors.
Final concentration GPA must be 3.850 or higher.
- No application to the Department is required. Students who are recommended for Honors will be notified prior to graduation.
Students completing a thesis are eligible for a recommendation of Honors, High Honors, or Highest Honors.
Recommendation is based on combination of thesis grade and final concentration GPA (see chart below).
- Requires a thesis application submitted by spring of Junior year.
[IMAGE: A chart indicating honors eligibility based on concentration GPA and overall thesis evaluation]
Approved at Department Meeting on October 27, 1981