Graduate with Honors

There are three levels of honors at graduation and the requirements for them are as follows:

  • To graduate with cum laude (i.e., with distinction) requires a 3.3 GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits, Upper Division GPA.
  • To graduate with magna cum laude (i.e., with great distinction) requires a 3.5 GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits and an honors thesis (an approved research project or creative work).
  • To graduate with summa cum laude (i,e., with the highest distinction) requires a 3.8 GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits and an honors thesis (an approved research project or creative work).

Requirements for Honors Theses:

  • Students must form a committee and submit a thesis proposal by the following deadlines:
    • For fall graduation, the deadline is the first Friday after Labor Day.
    • For spring graduation, the deadline is the first Friday after MLK Day.
    • For summer gradation, the deadline is the first Friday after Memorial Day.
  • Students must submit their thesis and the necessary forms to Ms. Heather Nemeth (hnemeth@ise.ufl.edu) by the penultimate Monday of each semester.  For more information on the procedure and documentations, see graduating with honors.