UT Health Science Center:
COHP109 Honors Designation at Graduation – Academic Policy
No./Title: COHP109 Honors Designation at
Resp. Office: STUDENT AFFAIRS
Approval Body: College Council
Effective Date: March 2019
Last Review: March 2019
Next Review: March 2022
Contact: Hassan A Aziz
The College of Health Professions (COHP) will designate honors for entry level degree programs only. No honors designation will be awarded to students in post-professional graduate degree programs.
Honors graduates of select undergraduate entry-level programs in the College are so designated in recognition of academic distinction achieved in their respective professional curricula. Honors designations receive special mention in the graduation program and on diplomas, and are based on the following cumulative grade point averages for specified undergraduate degree programs:
- 3.50 – 3.69 Graduation with Honors
- 3.70 – 3.89 Graduation with High Honors
- 3.90 – 4.00 Graduation with Highest Honors
The criteria for honors designation in some graduate entry-level programs include the following:
- Those students whose overall grade point average is the highest 10% of the class are recommended for graduation with “highest honors”.
- Those students whose overall grade point average is in the next 10% are recommended for graduation with “high honors”.
No honors designations are awarded for baccalaureate, post graduate or graduate entry-level programs in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology.
Honors designations are awarded 30 days prior to commencement for the degree programs in cytopathology practice, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. The Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science and the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science degree programs award honors designations based on GPA calculations at the end of the term preceding the final term.
Effective: March 2019
Approved: March 25, 2019, HPFO
Approved: March 27, 2019, COHP Dean