Who is Eligible for Honors?


  • All senior POL/PPS majors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher in courses counted toward the major are eligible to take the honors seminar. Any student who attains the cumulative grade point average required for Honors in the College of Letters and Science will receive Honors at graduation.
  • The specific GPA required for Honors at graduation is calculated at the end of each Winter quarter and varies according to the number of units taken at UC Davis.  Please consult the General catalog and the College of Letters and Science for details.
  • To be eligible for High Honors or Highest Honors students who are seniors are eligible by grade point average, enrollment in POL 194HA/HB and complete two quarter sequence, and produce a thesis. 

    High honors is equivalent to Magna Cum Laude and highest honors is equivalent to Summa Cum Laude.