Honors Class of 2024

Honors are awarded at graduation by all departments of concentration. Departments determine honors on the basis of the grades received by the student in departmental studies, including junior independent work, the senior thesis, and, for students in the bachelor's degree program, the senior departmental examination. Each department chooses the weight to be assigned to the various components in the honors calculation. The degree may be awarded with honors, high honors, or highest honors.

Honors in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs are awarded based upon a ranking of all concentrators according to a weighted average of grades. Note, an individual course may be included only once in the calculation and students may not select a course for which a PDF option was chosen.

An Honors information session will be held early in the Spring 2024 semester. Please check back for specific date and time.

The Honors Designation form is due by 11:59pm on Wednesday, March 20.

  • Six graded courses — 50%
    1. Core Microeconomics course
    2. Core Politics course
    3. Core Sociology or Psychology course
    4. Core Science Policy course
    5. Core Ethics course
    6. Research Seminar (SPI 403 if taken in the Fall or SPI 404 if taken in the Spring)
  • 1st semester JP — 10%
  • 2nd semester JP — 10%
  • Senior Thesis — 25%
  • Senior Comprehensive Exam — 5%