Collegiate & Departmental Honors

Collegiate Latin Honors

At UMD, a maximum of 15 percent of the graduating class can graduate with honors. Within our collegiate unit, the top 3 percent of the graduating class is designated summa cum laude, the next 5 percent magna cum laude, and the next 7 percent cum laude. The GPAs are based on those of the previous spring semester’s graduating class. To be eligible for honors, students must earn at least 30 credits at UMD.

Fall 2021 undergraduates criteria: 

Honor Percentage Minimum Cumulative GPA
Summa 3% 3.98
Magna 5% 3.86
Cum Laude 7% 3.77

To be in the top 10% of our graduating class you must receive a cumulative GPA of 3.84.
(updated 10/1/2021, ps)

Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 undergraduates criteria: 

Honor Percentage Minimum Cumulative GPA
Summa 3% 3.978
Magna 5% 3.863
Cum Laude 7% 3.766

To be in the top 10% of our graduating class you must receive a cumulative GPA of 3.839.
(updated 1/4/2022, ps)

Department Honors

Departmental honors are awarded to graduates who have successfully fulfilled the additional requirements of a program. The additional requirements are listed within the Catalog Description of the program.

UMD Career and Internship Services conducts an annual follow-up survey of new UMD graduates. Every year they contact graduates who received undergraduate degrees in the previous year to find out what they've been doing during their first year after graduation. You are invited to view their reports to see what other graduates are doing after graduating!