There are three different types of honors students can earn in the College of Public Health
Graduation with Honors in Public Health
Graduation with Distinction
Graduation with Research Distinction
Latin Honors are awarded based on students’ cumulative GPA as of the term penultimate to their graduation term. Should a student earn a higher designation in the last term of enrollment, the higher honor will be awarded. In order to be eligible for these honors, a student must also have 60 graded credit hours of Ohio State courses. The GPA requirements to graduate with Latin honors are as follows:
- Cum Laude (3.5-3.69)
- Magna Cum Laude (3.70-3.89)
- Summa Cum Laude (3.90+)
There are no exceptions made to the above requirements; these are based on university rules.
Graduation Honors Cords Pick-Up Instructions
Public Health students who are eligible to wear honors cords at the Commencement ceremony will be contacted by College of Public Health with location pick up details and instructions.
Students should bring their BuckID or some form of identification. Students are eligible to wear honors cords if they have earned Latin Honors, are Graduating with Honors in Public Health, or are Graduating with Research Distinction/Honors Research Distinction. (Each student wears only one set of cords, even if they have earned multiple honors.)
It is the students responsibility to bring their cords to the Commencement ceremony. Students not attending Commencement may still pick up their honors cords.