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BaccCeremonyCOMMENCEMENT AWARDS 

Candidates for General Honors
Degrees with distinction are conferred on candidates for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering degrees who have completed at least 55 credits and achieved grade point averages of 3.85 (summa cum laude), 3.7 (magna cum laude) or 3.5 (cum laude).

Degrees with distinction are conferred on candidates in the Health Sciences programs for the Bachelor of Science degree who have completed 60 credits (or 43 credits for Registered Nurse Baccalaureate program) and achieved grade point averages as follows: School of Health Technology and Management, 3.85 (summa cum laude), 3.75 (magna cum Laude), 3.60 (cum laude); School of Nursing, 3.80 (summa cum laude), 3.70 (magna cum laude), 3.60 (cum laude); and School of Social Welfare, 3.90 (summa cum laude), 3.80 (magna cum laude), 3.70 (cum laude).

Please note: 
All honors listed are based on the current grade point average at the time of publication. The actual honor awarded may be different as it is based on the FINAL grade point average, determined after finals are completed. The actual honor will appear on the final transcript and diploma.

Ward Melville Valedictorian Award
The University’s most distinguished undergraduate honor, named in honor of the first chairperson of the Council of Stony Brook University, the Ward Melville Valedictorian Award is given to the graduating senior who has attained the most outstanding academic record during four years at Stony Brook.
To be announced at Commencement

H. Lee Dennison Valedictorian Award
The H. Lee Dennison Award, named in honor of Suffolk County’s first chief executive, is presented to the graduating senior who entered Stony Brook as a transfer student, completed at least 60 credits of letter-grade work at Stony Brook, and attained the most outstanding academic record at Stony Brook in that work.
To be announced at Commencement

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