Honors Programs

Alpha Chi Honors Society

Pine Manor College is a member of Alpha Chi, a national honor society established to recognize academic achievement in all disciplines. To be eligible for membership, a student must:

  • Be pursuing a degree
  • Be a junior or senior, ad defined by academic credit
  • Have completed one year of academic residency
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher
  • Have earned a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher in one semester of her junior or senior year

Honors for the Bachelor of Arts

Those B.A. students who have achieved a superior academic record for their four years are recognized at Commencement. To be eligible to graduate with honors, a student must complete a minimum of 64 semester hours at PMC, and her cumulative G.P.A. must be:

  • summa cum laude: 3.75 or higher
  • magna cum laude: 3.50-3.74
  • cum laude: 3.20-3.49

Honors for the Associate Degree

A.A. or A.S. recipients who have achieved a superior academic record are recognized at Commencement. To earn this distinction, the student must complete her degree with a cumulative G.P.A. as follows:

  • high honors: 3.50 or higher
  • honors: 3.20-3.49

Honors Seminars

Honors Seminars are offered on a variety of topics every year to first and second year students with a minimum 3.20 G.P.A, or by invitation. Various faculty members facilitate these discussions with related readings and insight. The credit-bearing seminar provides an exceptional learning experience that supplements the academic programs for students.

Semester Honors

To earn semester honors, a student must have completed at least 8 credits in courses in which a letter grade is assigned and earn a semester G.P.A. as follows:

  • high honors: 3.50 or higher
  • honors: 3.20-3.49