Complete details of the requirements for university honors may be found here.
In summary, a student who at the time of graduation has achieved a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.600 and has completed the Honors Program requirements will be awarded the degree magna cum laude. The degree summa cum laude is reserved for students who have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.800 and have completed the Honors Program requirements upon graduation. These distinctions are reserved for Tulane Honors Students only. Honors students must complete four Honors courses, at least two at the 3000-level or above, and write an Honors thesis according to the guidelines and schedule of the Honors Program.
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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