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To recognize outstanding academic achievement of graduating students in COPH Professional degree-seeking programs, honors are awarded to those 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 4.0. (Final semester grades are not included and total hours at the College must exceed 30.) 
  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 30.)
  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 30.)

Gamma Omicron Chapter of the Delta Omega Honor Society in public health - Members are inducted to the chapter through a highly-selective process that assesses their outstanding performance and devotion to the field. To maintain the credibility of this prestigious society, chapters are limited in the number of members they may induct each year.