Graduating with Departmental Distinction
In order to achieve distinction, high distinction, or highest distinction, a sociology major must meet the following requirements:
- Have completed SOC 490 or 495
- Attain a UIUC GPA of 3.25 or higher
If both of these requirements are met, then the MAJOR GPA distributes as follows:
- 3.25 - Distinction
- 3.50 - High Distinction
- 3.75 - Highest Distinction
Graduating with LAS College Honors
To be eligible to graduate with LAS College Honors, you must do one of the following:
- Graduate with departmental distinction.
- Complete 25 hours of honors courses (see the Timetable).
- Earn 35 hours of advanced course work (see LAS Student Handbook).
To actually receive college honors, you must graduate within the top 12% of your class. The three levels of college honors, and approximate GPAs needed are:
|APPROXIMATE GPA NEEDED|
|Summa cum laude||Top 3% of graduating class||3.93|
|Magna cum laude||Top 7% of graduating class||3.85|
|Cum laude||Top 12% of graduating class||3.76|