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The College and schools award Latin honors according to overall grade-point average (GPA) at graduation. Honors appear on the official transcript and diploma.

Latin Honors

The College and schools award Latin honors according to overall grade-point average (GPA) at graduation. Honors are reflected on official transcripts and diplomas. Eligible students must have completed at least 90 (98 for the School of Nursing) University of California units for a letter grade. The levels of honors are summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude. Latin honors are noted on official transcripts and diplomas.

Requirements are subject to yearly change and other eligibility restrictions. Contact the College or school for information.

LATIN HONORS
Minimum GPA Requirements for 2022-23 Academic Year
College or School Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
School of the Arts and Architecture 3.894 3.938 3.968
School of Education and Information Studies 3.881 3.947 3.978
School of Engineering and Applied Science* 3.812 3.898 3.943
College of Letters and Science 3.881 3.947 3.978
School of Music 3.907 3.956 3.989
School of Nursing 3.881 3.947 3.978
School of Public Affairs 3.901 3.929 3.966
School of Theater, Film, and Television 3.901 N/A 4.0

*GPA for upper-division courses applied to an Engineering degree must match those shown, with a minimum 3.25 GPA in major field upper-division courses.

LATIN HONORS
Minimum GPA Requirements for 2021-22 Academic Year
College or School Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
School of the Arts and Architecture 3.861 3.905 3.947
School of Education and Information Studies 3.816 3.908 3.956
School of Engineering and Applied Science* 3.752 3.871 3.934
College of Letters and Science 3.816 3.908 3.956
School of Music 3.886 3.941 3.963
School of Nursing 3.816 3.908 3.956
School of Public Affairs 3.816 3.908 3.956
School of Theater, Film, and Television 3.912 3.951 3.981

*GPA for upper-division courses applied to an Engineering degree must match those shown, with a minimum 3.25 GPA in major field upper-division courses.

LATIN HONORS
Minimum GPA Requirements for 2020-21 Academic Year
College or School Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
School of the Arts and Architecture 3.851 3.907 3.951
Graduate School of Education and Information Studies 3.782 3.888 3.936
School of Engineering and Applied Science* 3.743 3.857 3.914
College of Letters and Science 3.782 3.888 3.936
School of Music 3.860 3.930 3.987
School of Nursing 3.782 3.888 3.936
School of Public Affairs 3.782 3.888 3.936
School of Theater, Film, and Television 3.853 3.913 3.946

*GPA for upper-division courses applied to an Engineering degree must match those shown, with a minimum 3.25 GPA in major field upper-division courses.

College Honors

The highest academic recognition the College of Letters and Science confers on its undergraduate students is College Honors, which is awarded to graduating seniors who successfully complete the College Honors program and who have an overall University of California grade-point average of 3.5 or better. The program provides exceptional undergraduate students an opportunity to pursue individual excellence. College Honors is noted on official transcripts and diplomas.

See the College Honors Program website for entry and course requirements.

Department Honors

Individual departments and programs in the College offer departmental honors programs. Admission and curricular requirements vary according to the department or program. Consult the departmental adviser about procedures and program requirements. Students who successfully complete the requirements graduate with departmental honors or highest honors. Departmental Honors are noted on official transcripts and diplomas.