Student Advisory Council
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.
Departmental Honors Program
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.
Attainment of an overall grade point average of 3.5 or better at the
time of application and a written recommendation from a departmental
faculty member. A candidate with less than a 3.5 GPA may petition the
Undergraduate Committee for admission. However, in no case will an overall
GPA of less than 3.5 be acceptable at time of graduation.
Completion of the application form after earning at least 75 hours,
but no more than 95 hours, of college credit hours including nine
hours or more beyond the Communication and Journalism 100 level
courses taken at UNM.
Acceptance by the department's Undergraduate Committee after a review
of the application.
Submission of a "Proposal for Honors Thesis" (C&J 494 Senior Thesis)
to a faculty no later than the end of the sixth week of the term directly
before the term of the student's projected graduation.
Acceptance of the thesis proposal by the faculty member in consultation
with the C&J Undergraduate Committee.
Successful completion of the thesis as determined by the supervising
faculty member and the Undergraduate Committee.
Achievement of an overall grade point average of 3.5 or better at the
time of 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
Graduation with Honors
working toward your B.A., M.A. or Ph.D., and without participating
in either the University or Departmental Honors program, you can graduate
Summa Cum Laude (GPA 3.90 and above)
Magna Cum Laude (GPA between 3.75 and 3.89)
Cum Laude (GPA between 3.50 and 3.74)
are required to apply for candidacy at the College of Arts & Sciences.