In order for an undergraduate Statistical Sciences major to be considered an honors graduate, the student must meet all of the requirements listed here.
Honors in statistical science requires:
- a cumulative GPA >= 3.50
- at least one STSCI course (at least 3 credit hours) at or above the 4000 level with a grade of A- or better; no seminar or 2-credit project courses.
- at least one semester-long 3-credit courses of Independent Research with a Statistical Science faculty member, with grades of A- or better.
Latin Designations (appended to the degree), awarded to Statistical Science majors for all who qualify as stated above, are based on the final cumulative GPA as follows:
- cum laude, 3.50 or above
- magna cum laude, 3.75 or above
- summa cum laude, 4.00 or above
Honors courses may not be used to satisfy the External Specialization requirement.
In essence, honors course work represents a depth of field work that is well beyond the minimum requirements needed to fulfill the major.
NOTE: Candidates for honors are required to email a message to their advisor stating that they would like to be considered for departmental honors.