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The Honors Program

The Judson University Honors Program is an advanced degree plan for the outstanding student who enters Judson with a 3.3 minimum GPA and cumulative score of 28 on ACT or 1230 on SAT. Admitted students must take an advised sequence of H-tagged courses totaling 12 credits, normally split between general education and major courses. Honors students also propose and complete an original research project or its equivalent, either as part of their major coursework or as an elective for Honors credit. Please note that both Honors and regular degrees have the same credit count and program duration. There is no extra cost for being in the Honors program.

GPA Requirements: Honors students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.33 throughout their undergraduate studies at Judson. If the GPA drops below 3.33, a grace period of one semester may be allowed to bring it back up to 3.33 or better. Failure to attain the minimum GPA level even after the grace period will disqualify the student from graduating with an Honors degree. Such students will automatically be switched over to the regular degree track.


Academic Requirements: Students must complete a minimum of 12 hours of Honors coursework, including GEN101H and one approved Independent Research Course. Students should contact the Program Director with questions about approved coursework.

Extracurricular Requirements: Honors students must complete additional non-academic requirements in addition to the coursework listed above; contact the Program Director for details. Students not fulfilling these requirements will not be allowed to graduate with the Honors degree.

Successful students will have their work recognized as Honors on their transcript and diploma. They may also be distinguished by Honors regalia at the commencement ceremony.

Academic Honors


Dean's List

Students achieving a 3.55 or higher semester GPA based on 12 or more hours attempted are recognized after the end of each semester. If the hours attempted do not total 12 but at least 12 hours were earned (due to pass-fail credits), the student is eligible for the Dean's List if he/she was on the Dean's List the previous semester. Students with grades of I or NR are not considered for the Dean's List until their final grades are received. Unclassified students are not eligible for the Dean's List.


Graduation cum laude: 3.50-3.69 summary GPA
Graduation magna cum laude: 3.70-3.84 summary GPA
Graduation summa cum laude: 3.85-4.00 summary GPA

*Students who transfer to Judson must maintain the minimum summary grade average both in work at Judson and in all previous University work. Students must complete a minimum of 60 earned graded hours at Judson.

All traditional student honors for commencement are based on GPA’s for the previous semesters, as the current semester grades will not be available until after commencement.

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Virginia L. Guth
Vice President for Student Success and

University Registrar


Maria Aguirre
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Kat Hamilton
Academic Advisor - Adult Professional (AA)


Caitlin Kiel
Assistant to the Registrar:
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Kirsten Olson

Transfer Student Director


Jill A. Hargis
Graduation Advisor


Rebecca Huguley
Registrar's Office Coordinator
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