Honors Opportunities at DU

Latin Honors

Degrees with Honors at the University of Denver

Honor designations for baccalaureate degrees are cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude.

Cum laude is awarded to a degree candidate who has completed at least 90 quarter hours at the University with a minimum GPA of 3.75 in all course work taken at DU. For candidates with fewer than 90 quarter hours, cum laude is awarded if the student achieved a minimum GPA of 3.75 at the University, a minimum GPA of 3.75 overall and receives a recommendation from the major department.

Magna cum laude is awarded to a degree candidate who has completed at least 90 quarter hours at the University with a minimum GPA of 3.85 in all course work taken at DU. For candidates with fewer than 90 quarter hours, magna cum laude is awarded if the student achieved a minimum GPA of 3.85 at the University, a minimum GPA of 3.85 overall and receives a recommendation from the major department.  Candidates for this honor who entered the University Fall 2009 or later must complete a thesis/culminating project or Distinction in a major.

Summa cum laude is awarded to a degree candidate who has completed a minimum of 90 quarter hours at the University with a minimum GPA of 3.95 and receives a recommendation from the major department.  For candidates with fewer than 90 quarter hours, summa cum laude is awarded if the student received a recommendation from the major department and if he/she achieved a minimum GPA of 3.95 at the University.   Candidates for this honor must complete a thesis/culminating project or Distinction in a major.  

The criteria listed here are for general information only.  Specific requirements for Latin Honors are listed in the bulletin for the year students started at the University of Denver.  Contact your departmental advisor or the Office of the Registrar with questions about Latin Honors.

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