UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Honors at Graduation

Students with outstanding academic achievement are honored at the time of graduation. College Honors are awarded to those Letters and Science undergraduates who have completed 135 or more letter-graded units in the University of California with a grade-point average of at least 3.85. General honors at graduation are awarded to the top 20 percent of students who complete at least 76 letter-graded units in the University of California, as follows: The top 2.5 percent receive Highest Honors, the next 6 percent receive High Honors, and the next 11.5 percent receive Honors. Members of departmental honors programs who complete their project or thesis with distinction are eligible for nomination by their departments for the award of Distinction in the Major.