Academic Honors

Departmental Honors

Many departments at the University of Oregon offer a bachelor’s degree with honors in the academic major. Students may graduate with honors in the following majors:

College of Arts and Sciences

Anthropology; Asian Studies; Biochemistry; Biology; Chemistry; Chinese; Cinema Studies; Classics; Comparative Literature; Computer Science; Earth Sciences; Economics; English; Environmental Science; Environmental Studies; Ethnic Studies; French; General Social Science; Geography; German; Global Studies; History; Humanities; Human Physiology; Italian; Japanese; Judaic Studies; Linguistics; Marine Biology; Mathematics; Medieval Studies; Multidisciplinary Science; Neuroscience; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Religious Studies; Romance Languages; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Sociology; Spanish; Spatial Data Science and Technology; Theater Arts; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Charles H. Lundquist College of Business

Accounting; Business Administration.

College of Design

Art History; Planning, Public Policy and Management.

School of Journalism and Communication

Journalism: Advertising; Journalism: Media studies; Journalism: Public Relations.

Specific requirements of departmental honors programs are listed in the departmental sections in this catalog.

Honors Lists

Dean's List

The Dean’s List is announced after each fall, winter, and spring term. To qualify, a student must be an admitted undergraduate, complete at least 12 credits taken for a letter grade during the term, and have a term GPA of 3.75 or better. Credits deducted do not count toward the minimum number of credits. Grade changes recorded through the second week of the subsequent term resulting in a change to the term GPA may affect the Dean's List notation (removal or addition).

Junior Scholars

The 100 undergraduates with 90 to 134 credits, the last 45 taken at the UO, and the highest GPAs are named junior scholars by the Mortar Board senior honor society during winter term.

Latin Honors

Graduating seniors who have earned at least 90 credits in residence at the University of Oregon and have successfully completed all other university degree requirements are eligible for graduation with Latin honors. These distinctions are based on students’ cumulative GPA levels for each academic year, determined by rounding the previous five-year running average to the first decimal point. Post-baccalaureate students are not eligible for Latin honors. The Office of the Registrar computes Latin honors upon graduation.