The Program in Environmental Design (ENVD) will confer the Latin honors designations of Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude on students who have completed a written honors thesis or design project that demonstrates independent inquiry, intellectual thought, and a scholarly contribution through research and creative work.

Projects worthy of the honors designation will be works of creative expression, including design, research, and theoretical work that demonstrates a high level of intellectual and/or creative ability and analytical skills. This may be a written thesis, a design exhibit, or a built work that presents a piece of original scholarship and that represents a contribution to the field of environmental design.

Completing an honors project allows students to investigate topics of interest, provides the opportunity to work closely with a faculty thesis chair, and creates a culminating intellectual experience that produces both a meaningful project and an invaluable learning experience. The Honors project represents the climax of their college careers.