Latin Honors

Program Details:

  • Applicants’ GPA must be in the top 10% (or must have a GPA > 3.5, whichever is the more selective criteria) as measured by cumulative GPA up to and including the semester prior to matriculation in the Program.  (The end of the junior year.)
  • Applicants must submit the Latin Honors Course Enrollment Form signed by both student and thesis advisor to the Office of Student Services by end of class period the semester prior to matriculation in the program.
  • Must be enrolled in the Latin Honors Courses (HADM 4970 amd 4971) for the duration of thesis project for a total of 6 credits.
  • Thesis must be completed in the last two consecutive semesters before graduation.


  • Thesis Advisor: Any SHA Professorial tenure-track faculty
  • Topic must be related to the faculty’s research expertise
  • Advisor will recommend Pass/Fail as well as an Honors designation to the Evaluation Committee as follows:

Evaluation Standards:


GPA Performance

(based on penultimate semester)

Thesis Performance

Summa Cum Laude

Top 1%

PASS (4497 Grade “A” or better both semesters)

Magna Cum Laude

Top 5%

PASS (4497 Grade “A-” or better both semesters)

Cum Laude

Top 10%

PASS (4497 Grade “B+” or better both semesters)

Evaluation Committee:

  • Advisor’s recommendation to be ratified by the Evaluation Committee
    1. To ensure evaluation consistency
    2. Possibly Academic Director of CHR and/or Chair Faculty Research Committee or delegated member of aforementioned groups