Contact:
Bob Robertson
Director of Honors Program
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Office: (417) 873-6973
rroberts@drury.edu

Recognition of Honors

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.

  • Candidates will be recommended for the degree cum laude if they have been in residence at least two years, have completed no fewer than 60 semester hours at Drury and have attained a GPA of 3.6 during those years.
  • Candidates will be recommended for the degree magna cum laude if they have been in residence at least two years, have completed no fewer than 60 semester hours at Drury and have attained a GPA of 3.75 during those years.
  • Candidates will be recommended for the degree summa cum laude if they have been in residence at least three years, have completed no fewer than 90 semester hours at Drury and have attained a GPA of 3.9 during those years.

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.

Dean’s List

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.