COLUMBIA, S.C. (CBSNewYork) – The New Jersey student who was kidnapped and killed near the University of South Carolina will be getting a special honor.

University officials say they will be awarding Samantha Josephson with a posthumous degree.

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The South Jersey native was a political science major who had plans to attend law school in the fall.

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Police say Josephson mistakenly got into her killer’s car thinking it was her Uber vehicle.

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The driver nathaniel rowland has been charged with her murder.