Graduation Honors


Undergraduate University Honors (Latin Honors)

In order to qualify for Latin Honors, your SJSU Cumulative AND Overall GPA’s must meet the minimum GPA requirements.  The honors notation will be noted on the official transcript and diploma.

 BOTH the cumulative SJSU and all college GPA’s must be:

  • 3.85 and above Summa Cum Laude
  • 3.70 and above Magna Cum Laude
  • 3.50 and above Cum Laude

After you have graduated, your undergraduate record is sealed.  No changes will be made on the undergraduate record.


Department Honors Programs

Disclaimer: The information below was taken from the online SJSU Catalog. To view if there is an updated information, please visit the SJSU online catalog > SJSU Policies and Procedures > Undergraduate Information and Requirements > Honors > Departmental Honors Programs.

Students who have completed an approved departmental honors program receive "honors at graduation" as distinct from "university honors at graduation." The following departments offer departmental honors programs (for details see under each department in the university course catalog).

  • Aviation
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science
  • History
  • Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Kinesiology
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theatre Arts