Graduation honors are awarded only to baccalaureate degree students who have earned at least 60 semester credit hours at Kentucky State University.  Students who maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.8 and who have received no grades of “D” or “F” in any attempt at a course are awarded the baccalaureate degree Latin honor, summa cum laude.  Students who maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 and who have received no grades of “D” or “F” in any attempt at a course are awarded the baccalaureate degree Latin honor, magna cum laude.  Students who maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.2 are awarded the baccalaureate degree Latin honor, cum laude.

The baccalaureate degree or the associate degree with departmental honors will be conferred upon the student who, in addition to having completed the requirements for the degree, shall have maintained a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and a grade-point average of at least 3.3 in courses required for the major.  In computing academic major grade-point averages, all courses taken in a major will be counted.  To be considered for academic program honors, one or two years of residence work at Kentucky State University are required of associate or baccalaureate degree recipients respectively, with at least half of the major courses taken at the University.

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