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Academic Honors

Academic Honors may be achieved in Sustainability Studies at three levels:

Cum Laude

Student must have 3.50 or higher GPA on all courses taken at UF beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits.

Magna Cum Laude

Student must complete a thesis, which may be written for independent study credit in the primary supervisor’s department (but not for cluster credit). The student, in consultation with the director, must secure primary and secondary faculty supervisors associated with the major (one from CLAS). Distinction of magna cum laude will be given upon recommendation of both supervisors after evaluation of the thesis. The requirements of a Sustainability Studies thesis are at the discretion of the thesis supervisor, and typically accord with the characteristics of theses written by students in the supervisor’s department.

Summa Cum Laude

Student must complete a thesis, which may be written for independent study credit in the primary supervisor’s department (but not for cluster credit). The student, in consultation with the director, must secure primary and secondary faculty supervisors associated with the major (one from CLAS). Distinction of magna cum laude will be given upon recommendation of both supervisors after evaluation of the thesis. Distinction of summa cum laude will be given upon recommendation of both supervisors and an oversight board reader, designated by the director, after evaluation of the thesis. The requirements of a Sustainability Studies thesis are at the discretion of the thesis supervisor, and typically accord with the characteristics of theses written by students in the supervisor’s department.