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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

Additional Opportunities

Latin Honors

Separately from the Departmental Distinction program, you may also qualify for Latin Honors. Latin Honors designations for baccalaureate degrees are cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude. They each have their own qualifications, listed below.

In order to receive magna or summa cum laude latin honors*, you must complete the Latin Honors Qualification Form and have it signed by a Psychology Faculty Member. This form can be retrieved from your advisor or at the front desk in Frontier Hall.

Eligibility

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

*Please note: Candidates for magna cum laude and summa cum laude must complete a thesis/culminating project or Distinction in a major.