College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Scholarships & Honors

Dean's List

Each semester the college deans recognize superior scholarship by including on their Dean's List those students who earn a 3.5 GPA or better on 12 or more graded units the preceding semester.

This is indicated on a student's transcript for each semester earned.

Students will receive an electronic letter of congratulations regarding this achievement.

Honors at Graduation

Honors at graduation(opens in new window) shall be granted to students who graduate with a baccalaureate degree within the following cumulative grade point average (GPA) range after final grades are posted:

• Cum laude: 3.50-3.74
• Magna cum laude: 3.75-3.89
• Summa cum laude: 3.90-4.0

This honor is not based on a student's Chico State GPA but on their cumulative GPA across their college career.

Students will receive a medallion to wear with their graduation regalia at Commencement.

Visit the university scholarship pageto apply for all department and university scholarships through a simple one-application process.