Honors in Majors

Many departments have programs leading to baccalaureate degrees with honors. Generally, these departments require special criteria for admission to the departmental major and 6 credit hours of predetermined honors work to earn the distinction. Students interested in departmental honors programs should contact the department of their choice.

The following majors can be pursued as bachelor's degrees with honors:

  • Anthropology, B.S.
  • Biology, B.S.
  • Earth sciences, BS.
  • Economics, B.A.
  • Geology, B.A.
  • History, B.A.
  • Philosophy, B.A.
  • Psychology, B.A.
  • Psychology, B.S.
  • Social Studies Education (7–12), B.S.

Completing a bachelor's degree with an honors major does not equate to graduating with baccalaureate honors or the gold honors cord at the commencement ceremony, which require meeting minimum cumulative GPA and Buffalo State credit hours.

Refer to Honors (Baccalaureate), Dean's Honors.