Current Undergraduate: Honors Program

Complete details of the requirements for university honors may be found here.


Graduating with Latin Honors

All Latin honors at Tulane are awarded on the basis of GPA alone. Student achieving a GPA in the top 30% of the class will receive Latin honors according to the following:

Summa cum laude = top 5% of the class

Magna cum laude = next 10% of the class
Cum laude = next 15% of the class

The precise GPA standards will be calculated based on the grades of the previous class.

Departmental Honors

Each BMEN student completes a year-long research project as part of BMEN 4900-4910. To be eligible for departmental honors, a student must additionally earn a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.400 and a grade-point average of at least 3.500 in courses counting toward the major. If a student has a minimum GPA of 3.400 at the end of the junior year, he or she may apply to convert the research project to an honors project. Successful completion of this project will result in the degree being conferred “...with Departmental Honors in Biomedical Engineering.” To apply for candidacy for this honor, the student must identify a suitable research topic and advisor, select a research advisory committee, and submit a letter of application to the instructor of Research and Professional Practice by April 7th of the third year.

More details are found in the Student Handbook.

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