Program-Departmental Honors

Graduating seniors may receive Program-Departmental Honors if they meet the following criteria:

  • An overall grade-point average of at least 2.80 and
  • A major/program grade-point average of at least 3.60 and
  • A sum of grade-point average (1 and 2) which equals 6.80
  • Further requirements for program/departmental honors such as papers, examinations, performances, or productions. These will be determined by each program/major conferring the honors.

In addition, the student must be recommended by the program for these honors.

Graduation with Honors

Students may graduate cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude from Hiram College. Students who receive one of these honors are judged on the basis of cumulative grade-point average. The minimum grade-point requirements are 3.50 for cum laude, 3.70 for magna cum laude, and 3.90 for summa cum laude. Summa cum laude will be awarded only on the basis of an academic record with no more than three Pass/No Credit courses for a total of 12 semester hours, elected by the student. Summa cum laude will be awarded to transfer students only on the basis of no more than two Pass/No Credit grades elected by the student under the Pass/No Credit option.