University General Course Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Nov 18, 2019  
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Academic Recognition


Recognition at Graduation:

The faculty of each college of the university shall recognize the top students receiving a bachelor’s degree from their college, based upon the following requirements:

  • At least ninety (90) semester credits are earned in courses graded “A” through “F.”
  • At least sixty (60) semester credits are earned in residence at the university in courses graded “A” through “F.”
  • Transfer students must satisfy the GPA requirement at this university and in the combined, transfer-university GPA.

Those students in the top 1% of their college’s graduates receive the title of Summa Cum Laude, the top 5%-1.01% receive the title of Magna Cum Laude, and the top 10%-5.01% receive the title of Cum Laude. Ranking is based on University of Nevada, Reno and cumulative grade point averages. Academic recognition at graduation ceremonies is based upon the requirements fulfilled in the most recent prior semester.

Latin Titles for Academic Year 2016-2017

  Cum Laude

Magna Cum Laude

Summa Cum Laude
College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources 3.901 3.950 3.999
College of Business 3.679 3.814 3.943
College of Education 3.847 3.922 3.979
College of Engineering 3.770 3.885 3.991
Division of Health Sciences (2016 Fall) 3.857 3.914 3.989
Division of Health Sciences (2017 Spring and Summer) 3.778 3.871 3.985
Orvis School of Nursing (2017 Spring and Summer) 3.888 3.947 3.990
School of Journalism 3.612 3.737 3.849
College of Liberal Arts 3.799 3.888 3.983
College of Science 3.882 3.950 3.994
Interdisciplinary - General Studies* 3.806 3.900 3.985
Interdisciplinary - Neuroscience** 3.858 3.940 3.998

 

The grade point distribution earned by the graduating classes for the previous two academic years is used to determine the cut-offs in effect for graduates in the current academic year.

In addition to being eligible for the above distinction from their colleges, students in the Honors Program shall have the additional distinction of graduating With Honors.  (Honors students will be recognized at graduation based on the catalog language in force the year they entered their major program.)

*The grade point distribution earned by the graduating classes from ALL colleges for the previous two academic years is used to determine the cut-offs in effect for General Studies graduates in the current academic year.

**The grade point distribution earned by the graduating classes from the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Science for the previous two academic years is used to determine the cut-offs in effect for Neuroscience graduates in the current academic year. Neuroscience graduates are included in the computation of grade point distribution for both colleges.