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Graduation Requirements

Honors Students at an 2014 Award Ceremony

The Honors College awards degrees with honors to candidates who meet specified standards of academic excellence. Students can graduate "In University Honors", "In Honors", or receive an Honors Certificate.

To graduate "In University Honors" students must have:

  • 24 credit hours of Honors coursework. 12 credit hours must be upper-level courses.
  • Senior thesis in major or minor area.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher.

To graduate "In Honors" students must have:

  • 18 credit hours of Honors coursework. 9 credit hours must be upper-level courses.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher.

To earn an Honors certificate students must have:

  • 18 credit hours of Honors coursework.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00

Honors students who have completed a minimum of 18 credit hours in Honors coursework with a 3.00 or higher cumulative GPA and have been formally admitted to professional programs that do not require an undergraduate degree are also presented with a certificate in recognition of their accomplishment.

The Scholar

The Scholar at ASU

The scholar embodies all the qualities of the students you will find at A-State. Determined, dedicated, inquisitive, committed, engaged... all characteristics that you see on this progressive campus. It's an attitude - we know you've got it. Join us.