someone has graduated with an honors degree

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Can we say that "someone has graduated with an honors degree"? She must be good at science because she has done science honors or graduated with a science degree.
 

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I've never heard of an honors degree, and the phrase "as done honors science" is meaningless.

Maybe something called an honors degree exists in other countries. In the US we say someone has graduated with honors or with high honors.

Sometimes we're more specific and say that someone graduated cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude. Those levels of recognition are written on the diploma and are part of the graduate's academic record.
 

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Can we say that (1) "someone has graduated with an honors degree"?

(2) She must be good at science because she has done science honors or graduated with a science degree.
1. Yes, if that wording is used at the university from which the person graduated.

2. Which is it? Please just write one sentence at a time.
 

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1. Yes, if that wording is used at the university from which the person graduated.

2. Which is it? Please just write one sentence at a time.


1) She must be good at science because she has done science honors. (This one is wrong but can "has done" be replaced by something else here?)

2)
She must be good at science because she graduated with a science honors degree.
 

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I don't like 1. I would change 2 to say she graduated in science. In BrE at least, we rarely refer to the honours part of a degree- most people who graduate get an honours degree, so it is nothing special.
 
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