In this article, we will learn how to calculate major GPA but first, lets define GPA. GPA stands for Grade Point Average.

A major GPA consists of only the grades for courses that fall under a student’s major discipline. Most commonly, students graduate “with praise” when they earn a 3.5-3.7 GPA, “with great praise” when they earn a 3.7-3.9 GPA, and “with highest praise” when they earn a 3.9 GPA or higher.

The major GPA is primarily used in determining eligibility for honors thesis work in your Major.

**Formula to calculate major GPA.**

**Example:**

Suppose you are took three exams, the first one you got a B+ and its worth is 1, the other one you got an A whose worth is 1.25 and the last one you got a B whose worth is 0.5. Calculate your major GPA.

B+ is 3.3 points

A is 4 points.

B is 3 points.

To get the total weighted points, we will multiply the points by the subjects worth and sum them together.

**= ( 3.3 x 1 ) + ( 4 x 1.25 ) + ( 3 x 0.5 )**

**= 9.8**

To get the total worth of your units, you will sum the worth of all units.

**= 1 + 1.25 + 0.5**

=** 2.75**

The major GPA should always be given in 2 decimal places, we get this by truncation and not rounding off.

Therefore, your major GPA is 3.56.