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Doctor of Dental Surgery

The candidate for this degree must have completed the prescribed curriculum, passed the necessary examinations, and received the required credits.

Degree with Distinction

In recognition of outstanding academic excellence, the College of Dentistry may award the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery with distinction, with high distinction or with highest distinction.

Honors

An Honors ceremony is held each year to recognize students who excel in scholarship. In addition, senior students who have shown special proficiency and have excelled in their studies are recognized at commencement.

Graduation with honors is conferred in the following way:

  1. The degree with highest distinction is awarded to students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.95 or above. (Final semester grades are not included and total hours at the College must exceed 60.) The student must also present a thesis or comparable creative effort which is suitable for submission for publication and is acceptable to the Academic Affairs Committee.
  2. The degree with high distinction is awarded to students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.85 or above. (Final semester grades are not included and total hours at the College must exceed 60.)
  3. The degree with distinction is awarded to students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or above. (Final semester grades are not included and total hours at the College must exceed 60.)

The Alpha Alpha Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the dental honorary fraternity, was chartered at the College of Dentistry in May, 1929. The Alpha Lambda Chapter of Sigma Phi Alpha, the dental hygiene honorary society, became associated with the University of Nebraska in 1967. Election to these honorary societies is based upon scholarship and conduct throughout the educational program.