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Hofstra University Honors College

HUHC Designations

All HUHC students are pursuing one of several designations that mark their Hofstra degree as having been achieved with an extraordinary level of distinction. These designations are noted on a student’s diploma and on the academic transcript. The HUHC credits required to attain these designations may be earned in courses that count toward the completion of Hofstra-wide distribution requirements, requirements for the student’s major, or as electives. Therefore, all honors credits may count toward the completion of any regular Hofstra degree.

Graduate with Distinction
Graduate
Associate
Recognition

HUHC Graduate with Distinction

This is the highest honor awarded by Hofstra University. It signals that you have met the highest standards set by HUHC and that you have simultaneously earned departmental honors as well. Requirements:

Overall grade point average: 3.6
12 honors credits Culture and Expression, a two-semester sequence of courses (4) for first year students
3 honors credits HUHC seminar (one required) 3 credits
15 honors credits Including a senior honors thesis and 12 honors credits from seminars or honors options.
30 honors credits total

HUHC Graduate

This designation indicates that you have followed an enriched course of study while at Hofstra beginning with your first-year experience and continuing through the completion of the requirements for your major or majors.

Overall grade point average: 3.4
12 honors credits Culture and Expression, a year-long sequence of courses (4) for first year students
3 honors credits HUHC seminar (one required) 3 credits
15 honors credits Consisting of HUHC seminars and/or Honors Options
30 honors credits total

HUHC Associate

This designation is designed for students who enter HUHC in their sophomore or junior years after having completed their first-year course work. It signals that you have followed an enriched program of study during that period.

Overall grade point average: 3.4
3 honors credits HUHC seminar (one required) 3 credits
15 honors credits Consisting of HUHC seminars and/or Honors Options
18 honors credits total

HUHC Recognition

This designation is designed for students who transfer to Hofstra having earned honors credits at another accredited college or university. It recognizes that you have followed an enriched course of study at both institutions.

Overall grade point average: 3.4
15 honors credits From previous accredited institution (no more than 15 honors credits from previous institution)
3 honors credits HUHC seminar (one required) 3 credits
6 honors credits Consisting of HUHC seminars and/or Honors Options
24 honors credits total