The following applies only to Economics majors whose “prime” major is in the College of Arts & Sciences. Students whose “prime” major is in another College (e.g., Business; Engineering; Art & Architecture), should contact their “prime” College for further information regarding types of academic recognition.
There are three types of academic recognition that an Arts & Sciences student may receive upon graduation: College Honors, Latin Honors and/or “English” honors. Below is a brief description of these designations:
College Honors: This designation is noted on a student’s transcript (in the “Milestones” section) and is automatically awarded to all Arts & Sciences students who graduate with an 8th-semester, overall GPA of 3.60 or higher and who have not participated in a department’s Latin Honors program. In other words, it is not possible for a student to receive both the “College Honors” designation and (a level of) Latin Honors.
Latin Honors (cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude): In the Economics Department, students can participate in one of two tracks of the Latin Honors Program. Further information about these two tracks appears here.
“English” Honors: This is awarded at the department’s discretion as an acknowledgment of exemplary work in the major. This notation will appear on the transcript, but not the diploma. There are three categories of English Honors: Distinction in Economics, High Distinction in Economics, Highest Distinction in Economics. It is possible for a student to receive combinations of College-English or Latin-English honors. Click here for a graphic that illustrates these three types of academic recognition.