Thurgood Marshall College

Provost, Thurgood Marshall College Administration Building

All courses, faculty listings, and curricular and degree requirements described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice. Updates may be found on the Academic Senate website: http://senate.ucsd.edu/catalog-copy/approved-updates/.

Honors Program

The Thurgood Marshall College Honors Program is designed to address one of the greatest responsibilities and challenges of public higher education: the education of students of exceptionally high academic achievement. The program provides the organization and the environment within which students are encouraged to pursue individual excellence.

Honors activities and events are designed to introduce Thurgood Marshall students to the excitement of pioneering research and innovative scholarship in all disciplines at UC San Diego and to create opportunities for discussion on public issues with locally and nationally known figures. This happens primarily through the honors seminar, offered every quarter, and open to all class levels of honors students.

To qualify for the honors program, incoming transfer and freshmen students must check the Marshall College Honors eligibility criteria on the Marshall website: http://marshall.ucsd.edu/programs/honors.html. Continuing UC San Diego students are eligible upon successful completion of at least twelve graded units with a 3.8 or better cumulative GPA. All honors students must maintain a 3.50 or better cumulative GPA.

Thurgood Marshall College annually recognizes superior achievement. The Provost Award is presented at commencement to a graduating senior who is recognized for outstanding academic achievement and breadth of scholarship. In addition, students may be eligible for university-wide and departmental honors, Provost Honors, Thurgood Marshall College Honors, Phi Beta Kappa membership, and participation in small honors classes in science.

Public Service Minor

Thurgood Marshall College sponsors the Public Service Minor at UC San Diego, which encourages students to understand the history and practices of public service and to participate in the development of civic skills. This minor is open to all UC San Diego students in good standing. Please see “Public Service Minor” in the departmental listings or visit the website at http://publicsvcminor.ucsd.edu.

Thad Kousser, PhD, Political Science (Faculty Director)

Amy Binder, PhD, Sociology (Former Faculty Director)