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Is Latin Honors Worth It?

  1. Feb 2, 2014 #1
    Is "Latin Honors" Worth It?

    Currently I am a second semester Junior Engineering Physics major at CU Boulder.

    As I have just dragged my GPA above a 3.0, and I have been considering attempting a thesis.

    At my school, completion of an excellent independent research thesis, even at a GPA lower than 3.3 (Cum Laude) can earn an honors ranking. What are your experiences with this process? I am going to have only 12 credit hours each semester for senior year, so it may be possible.

    My choice is to continue being a lab rat for the physics department, get a business or chemistry minor for about 15 credits each semester senior year, or add this thesis work.

    Thoughts? Advice? Help!
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  3. Feb 2, 2014 #2


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    Concentrate on getting your degree. If you get some honors, that's gravy. If you don't get your degree, then you don't have to worry about any honors.
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