Academic Honors

Latin Honors

Students earning baccalaureate degrees are eligible to receive Latin honors based on their overall or UB cumulative GPA (whichever is lower) on the following scale:

Average (based on 4.0 = A)

  • 3.20 cum laude
  • 3.50 magna cum laude
  • 3.75 summa cum laude

To qualify for Latin honors, students must present a minimum of 90 credit hours of graded undergraduate coursework with a minimum of 30 credit hours completed at UB. Transfer work is included in determining the final overall grade point average.

Departmental Honors

Each department has the prerogative of awarding the designations "with highest distinction," "with high distinction," and "with distinction" to students who achieve a certain level of academic excellence and creativity. Criteria vary from department to department. Enrollment in a departmental honors program may be a prerequisite. Students should consult with their departmental advisor regarding the awarding of departmental honors.

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