At my undergraduate university, one could earn three types of honors that are designated on your diploma:
- Departmental Honors, where the requirements are set by the department, usually involving a thesis.
- Interdisciplinary Honors, which involved an interdisciplinary curriculum of about 45 credits (nine classes). In my opinion, it was a valuable program.
- College Honors, which is what you get when you do both.
I earned College Honors, for both doing a bachelor's thesis and completing the interdisciplinary requirements.
Would graduate schools know what it means if I put "with College Honors" on my resume/application? I assume not, but Latin honors seem to be common enough. Is it worth explaining? Or should I just designate them both and not even bother with the "College Honors" phrasing?