At the University of New Mexico, students may graduate with University Honors and/or Departmental Honors, or Graduate with Honors.
The purpose of this organization is to relate student concerns and suggestions to the University Honors Program director, act as peer advisors to other honor students, promote the Honors Program campus-wide and to offer volunteer services to the community.
You can contact the Council by calling 277-4211.
University Honors Program (UHP) students do not major or minor in University Honors. Undergraduate students will graduate with a degree from one of UNM's degree-granting colleges or schools.
UHP seminars are interdisciplinary and do not duplicate courses offered by other departments. UHP seminars may be used to fulfill group requirements, electives, or graduation requirements in the various colleges.
For more information, access the program's website by clicking here, or call them at 277-4211.
You can receive your Bachelor of Arts degree from UNM in Communication or Journalism and Mass Communication with honors (cum laude), high honors (magna cum laude), or highest honors (summa cum laude). If you have a good GPA (greater than or equal to 3.5), consider applying for the C&J honors program.
Nicole Lovato or Victoria Lobato, program advisement coordinators
Graduation with Departmental Honors will never be a matter solely of performance in standard courses or of grade point average. Continuance in the departmental honors program and the level of honors at graduation are both at the discretion of the department. Performance in departmental honors courses is not judged by mechanical quantitative standards. Students are expected to work enthusiastically and creatively, and at a sophisticated level of scholarly competence. A high level of achievement in independent work is expected of honors candidates. Completion of the course sequence alone does not guarantee graduation with honors.
While working toward your B.A., M.A. or Ph.D., and without participating in either the University or Departmental Honors program, you can graduate with honors:
You are required to apply for candidacy at the College of Arts & Sciences.