BHSU students earn degrees during 2018 spring commencement ceremony

Author: BHSU Communications/Friday, May 11, 2018/Categories: Events, Students, Academic Affairs, Alumni, Awards, Campus Currents, College of Business and Natural Sciences, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, Community, Events, Faculty, Home News, President, Psychology, Staff

Nearly 390 Black Hills State University candidates for graduation were awarded master, bachelor, associate degrees during the University’s 175th Commencement Ceremony this month.

All graduates are listed in the Spring 2018 Graduation List by hometown or current residence. Degrees are indicated by the following: MBA, master of business administration; MED, master of education; MS, master of science; BA, bachelor of arts; BGS, bachelor of general studies; BS, bachelor of science; BSED, bachelor of science in education; AA, associate of arts; and AS, associate of science.

Bachelor degree candidates who graduated with honors are noted by the following designations: Cum Laude, grade point average (GPA) 3.5 to 3.699; Magna Cum Laude, GPA of 3.7 to 3.899; and Summa Cum Laude, GPA of 3.9 or higher. Associate degree candidates who graduated with honors are noted by the following designations: With Honor, GPA of 3.5 to 3.699; with High Honor, GPA of 3.7 to 3.899; and with Highest Honor, GPA of 3.9 or higher.

Candidates graduating from the University Honors Program are noted by the following designations: Research Scholar, focusing on undergraduate research and creative scholarship; University Scholar, a four-year comprehensive Honors program with an emphasis on undergraduate research and creative scholarship; and International University Scholar, which requires a significant international experience in addition to the full Honors curriculum.  

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Student Support Services at BHSU announces spring Students of the Month

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BHSU AND GENPRO INSTALL ROOFTOP SOLAR PANELS

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Student Support Services at BHSU announces spring Students of the Month

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Student Support Services at BHSU announces spring Students of the Month

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BHSU students earn degrees during 2018 spring commencement ceremony

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BHSU students earn degrees during 2018 spring commencement ceremony

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