Honors Requirements


Admitted Honors Students have four options for graduating as an Honors Scholar. All CSU students are eligibile to graduate with an Academic Distinction. For each designation and academic distinction, students will be given a medallion.
1. GENERAL HONORS
Course Requirements
GPA Requirements
  • B grade or above in the courses in which honors projects were completed
  • 3.5 Cumulative GPA
2. HONORS IN THE MAJOR
Course Requirements
  • 3 in-course honors projects in courses which are required for the student's major or from courses which are approved electives for the major
GPA Requirements
  • B grade or above in the courses in which honors projects were completed
  • 3.5 Cumulative GPA
3. UNIVERSITY HONORS
Honors Students who complete both the General Honors and Honors in the Major requirements will receive University Honors
4. INTERNATIONAL HONORS
For Domestic Students
  • Honors Students who participate in and return from a University-led or approved study abroad program will:
    • Coordinate with the Honors College to provide a campus- and community-wide presentation
    • Discuss the process undertaken to participate in study abroad
    • Describe the study abroad program in detail
    • Provide details about the country or countries to which the student travelled (geography, culture, demographics, industry, government, etc)
    • Describe life in the country or countries visited from your perspective
    • Discuss what was learned from the experience and what the experience means to the student
For International Students
  • Honors Students who are from another country and who have completed at least one semester in the US will:
    • Coordinate with the Honors College to provide a campus- and community-wide presentation
    • Discuss the process undertaken to come to Central State University and the United States to study
    • Describe the positives and negatives of coming to the US to attend CSU
    • Provide details about the country or countries from which the student came (geography, culture, demographics, industry, government, etc)
    • Describe life in the country or countries in which you have lived
    • Discuss what has been learned from the studying in the US and what the experience means to the student
ACADEMIC DISTINCTION

Baccalaureate degree candidates who meet university academic distinction requirements may graduate:

  • Summa Cum Laude | 3.90 or higher GPA for all work completed
  • Magna Cum Laude | 3.75 to 3.89 GPA for all work completed
  • Cum Laude | 3.60 to 3.74 GPA for all work completed