Academic Honors

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences expects and rewards academic accomplishment.  Here are some of the ways you can be recognized for your academic achievement.


 Academic Honor Rolls  – Each semester, BSOS students are highlighted for academic achievement on the Dean's List, induction into Phi Beta Kappa, and other prestigious honors. 

Honors College – The Honors College is a special academic home for high-achieving students at Maryland through a variety of programs including living-learning programs and departmental honors programs.

Departmental Honors Programs in BSOS– Most of the BSOS majors offer Departmental Honors Programs where advanced undergraduate students pursue a research project with a faculty member and take special honors-level coursework. Students admitted to a departmental honors program also become members of the Honors College.

BSOS College Graduation Honors – The BSOS College recognizes individual students through a variety of Honors at graduation.

Honor Societies – There are a large number of national honor societies that may invite you to join. Some are outstanding organizations that have chapters on campus including but not limited to Primannum (Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma), Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), and Phi Beta Kappa.