Only grades earned while in residence at Drury University are used in determining honors at graduation.
Honors at Graduation
Degrees with Distinction: The degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Music Therapy or Master of Architecture are awarded with merit in three grades: with distinction, cum laude; with high distinction, magna cum laude; and with highest distinction, summa cum laude.
First Honors Students
The student of the graduating class who has been in attendance at the university at least three years, having completed no fewer than 90 semester hours at Drury and whose standing is the highest through the course will be awarded first honors.
The dean’s list includes all students, carrying not less than a normal load (12-17 semester hours), whose GPA is 3.6 or higher each semester.