University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Sep 26, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 ARCHIVED CATALOG: LINKS AND CONTENT ARE OUT OF DATE. CHECK WITH YOUR ADVISOR.

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 or in progress in courses graded “A” through “F.”
  • At least sixty (60) semester credits are earned or in progress 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 semester credits earned and the GPA requirements fulfilled in the most recent prior semester.

Latin Titles for Academic Year 2021-2022

  Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude
College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources 3.893 3.950 4.000
College of Business 3.759 3.890 3.988
College of Education and Human Development 3.902 3.965 4.000
College of Engineering 3.838 3.916 3.993
College of Liberal Arts 3.865 3.938 3.994
College of Science 3.894 3.969 4.000
Interdisciplinary - General Studies* 3.402 3.506 3.793
Orvis School of Nursing 3.893 3.951 3.980
School of Public Health 3.750 3.858 3.971
School of Journalism 3.814 3.907 3.964
School of Medicine 3.895 3.951 3.982
School of Social Work 3.893 3.956 4.000

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 College shall have the additional distinction of graduating With Honors. 

*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.