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Drop minor for Summa Cum Laude?

WegmanstunaWegmanstuna Registered User Posts: 164 Junior Member
edited December 2009 in College Confidential Cafe
Need some quick advice. Just graduated as a double math/econ major w/ a minor in philosophy. Earned a 3.79 gpa. Cut off for Summa Cum Laude is 3.80. But my lower grades were in my philosophy courses and I have a few extra credits. So I could feasibly drop the phil minor and graduate Summa Cum Laude w/ just math/econ majors or I could graduate Magna Cum Laude w/ the minor in phil included. What should I do? What looks better? Thanks.
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Replies to: Drop minor for Summa Cum Laude?

  • NorthstarmomNorthstarmom Registered User Posts: 24,853 Senior Member
    Probably summa would look better to most potential employers.

    You could say truthfully, however, that you graduated summa with a double math/ec major and "enough credits for a minor in philosophy."

    You sound like a very interesting person. :)
  • WegmanstunaWegmanstuna Registered User Posts: 164 Junior Member
    Thx. I already have a full-time job lined up, I'm just concerned about the mcl vs. scl for grad school in 2-3yrs time.
  • NorthstarmomNorthstarmom Registered User Posts: 24,853 Senior Member
    I doubt if magna vs. summa would make that much difference to grad school, which would be more interested in your grades related to your grad school major.
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