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Bachelor of Arts



Latin honors are conferred at graduation on students whose achievements are above those required for the bachelor's degree. Latin honors are noted on students' diplomas and transcripts. Three levels of Latin honors are available to students. 

Additional information about academic honors may be obtained from the undergraduate advisor in communication.

Cum laude 

Cum laude is the first level of Latin honors, and requires students to meet GPA requirements; no additional project is involved. Cum laude honors are automatically earned by Communication majors with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.5 in 39 hours of Communication courses.  

Magna cum laude and summa cum laude

These are higher Latin honors that require the completion of COMM 4700 - Writing Practicum. Magna or summa cum laude honors are determined by the quality of the project the student completes; summa cum laude honors being the highest Latin honors available.