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GCC Certificate with Honors

Can I graduate from GCC with honors?

Absolutely! You don’t have to be an honors student to graduate from GCC with honors! Completing the GCC with honors is open to all students, including honors and non-honors students as an effort to give non-honors students an opportunity for an enriched honors learning experience. Students who complete GCC with honors will have this distinction noted on their transcripts.

Is graduating from GCC with honors the same as graduating with honors in the major?

No, they are not the same. If you have any questions about how to get admitted to Honors in the Major or how to become a member of the University Honors Program, please visit honors.fsu.edu or contact the Honors in the Major Program at HITM@fsu.edu.

How can I graduate from GCC with honors?

The criteria for completing the GCC with honors are as follows:

  • A 3.2 overall GPA.
  • Take part in intercultural communication and learn different perspectives.
  • A 3.5 GPA in all certificate courses. This means you need to maintain a 3.5 GPA in IDS 2431/2460 Global Perspectives and in all of your elective courses.
  • In addition to completing the Global Perspectives and three electives as the required GCC courses, you must also take a fourth elective course. You can choose from one of the two following options. You only need to complete either Option 1 or Option 2. You don't need to complete both of them.
    • Option 1: You can take an additional fourth elective course from the Approved List of Electives. Must submit a reflection paper within 10 days after the end of the semester.
    • Option 2: You can take a 5000-level graduate course with a cross-cultural or global theme as your fourth elective. Must be approved by the GCC Director prior to enrolling in the course. Must submit a reflection paper within 10 days after the end of the semester.
  • After you complete all of the GCC requirements, you must submit a 7-page reflection paper, offering your reflections and experiences and synthesis of the GCC. This reflection paper is in addition to the reflection papers you complete after you take a class, attend an intercultural event and complete your sustained experience requirement.

For any questions related to graduating from GCC with honors, please contact globalcitizen@fsu.edu. For all other inquiries related to graduating with honors in the major, please contact the Honors Program at HITM@fsu.edu.


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