Originally posted by Frank Carver:
The upshot of this is that these should perhaps be treated as "interesting side dishes" rather than the "meat" of your resum�.
Originally posted by Dave Vick:
Over here, as far as I know, a degree is a degree. You get a degree but can get honors based on your grade point average. I don't think there is any standard as to what GPA value you have to attain to receive a specific type of honor.
Frank Carver wrote:Am I to assume that you don't typically get any other sort of "grades" for a degree in the USA?
Over here we can get several grades of batchelor degree: pass (the default), third-class honours (usually just mentioned as "honours" or "hons"), lower second class honours ("2.2" or "2.ii"), upper second class honours ("2.1" or "2.i"), and first class honours ("1st").
As you may see on my own resum� I graduated with a lower second class honours degree. It still irks me a little when I see jobs advertised asking for a 2.1 or 1st
Is it just the regular degree and "magna cum laude" where you studied ?