Each year, the AOSC Honors Program Committee will review the academic records of AOSC majors. Students with a minimum 3.00 overall GPA and a minimum 3.30 major GPA will be added to the AOSC Honors List. For students on the AOSC Honors list, certain graduate courses are open. To receive a citation of "with honors in atmospheric and oceanic science" the student must:
Have earned a 3.00 or higher overall GPA and a 3.30 or higher GPA for all AOSC major required courses at graduation time
Pass two approved AOSC graduate level classes with a grade of B- or better.
Pass an Honors Oral Examination in his or her senior year.
To receive a citation of "with high honors in atmospheric and oceanic science" he or she must complete the requirements for honors and receive a high pass for the thesis.