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Recognition of Academic Achievement

Science Scholar

Graduating students and students promoted to second, third, or fourth year with a standing of 90% or better in the previous Winter Session will receive the notation "Science Scholar" on their records if they passed all courses completed and carried a course load of at least 27 percentage-graded credits. For students in a cooperative education or an education abroad program who are registered at UBC for only one term in Winter Session, the minimum is 15 percentage-graded credits.

Dean's Honour List

Graduating students and students promoted to second, third, or fourth year with a standing of 80% or better in the previous Winter Session will receive the notation "Dean's Honour List" on their records if they passed all courses completed and carried a course load of at least 27 percentage-graded credits. For students in a cooperative education or an education abroad program who are registered at UBC for only one term in Winter Session, the minimum is 15 percentage-graded credits.

Graduation Standing

The designation "with Distinction" will be entered on the degree parchment for any student who graduates while in good standing and who has achieved an average of at least 85.0% on 30 percentage-graded credits of Science courses numbered 300 or above designated as part of the program by the department or, if fewer than 30 credits are specified, approved by the Dean.

A specialization may specify one or more of the courses to be included in the 30-credit average. For all students completing an honours thesis, the course and grade will be included in the average.

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