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Latin Honors

    Of the graduating seniors, no more than 16 percent will receive academic honors: approximately 2 percent summa cum laude, 4 percent magna cum laude, and 10 percent cum laude. A general criterion is that students must have completed at least 72 units in residence at a University of California campus. The student’s cumulative record at the end of the final quarter is the basis for consideration for awarding Latin Honors.

    Schools award Latin honors according to overall grade-point average (GPA) at graduation. Summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude minimum GPA requirements change annually. For Latin Honors, the academic year ranges from the Fall quarter to the following Summer quarter; for example, the 2021—22 academic year GPA benchmarks apply to seniors graduating in the Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 quarters. Latin Honors are noted on official transcripts and diplomas.

    Requirements are subject to yearly change and other eligibility restrictions, including disciplinary and academic integrity violations. Contact the School for information.



    Latin Honors Minimum GPA Requirements for Fall 2021 — Summer 22 Academic Year


    Summa cum Laude
    (Top 2%)
    Magna cum Laude
    (Next 4%)
    Cum Laude
    (Next 10%)
    School of the Arts 4.000 3.979 3.910
    School of Biological Sciences 3.993 3.941 3.831
    School of Business 3.980 3.960 3.897
    School of Education 4.000 3.963 3.889
    School of Engineering 3.947 3.865 3.706
    School of Humanities 3.979 3.938 3.850
    School of Information and
    Computer Sciences
    3.990 3.954 3.882
    School of Nursing 4.000 3.971 3.902
    School of Pharmacy and
    Pharmaceutical Sciences
    3.988 3.942 3.829
    School of Physical Sciences 3.965 3.915 3.783
    Program in Public Health 3.977 3.903 3.733
    School of Social Ecology 4.000 3.973 3.889
    School of Social Sciences 3.977 3.929 3.828