Graduating with Honors

There are several ways to graduate with honors at Mizzou. Each of these distinctions will appear on your transcript as evidence of the challenging and enriching program of study you undertake at the University of Missouri. Graduating with the Honors Certificate makes you eligible for the Honors Convocation, held in Jesse Hall for fall and at Mizzou Arena for spring graduates.

Requirements for Graduating with the Honors Certificate

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Students who complete 24 or more hours of courses for honors credit and maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA are eligible to graduate with an Honors Certificate. For more information, including important deadlines and regulations, see the Honors Certificate Application.

Departmental Honors

Departments have their own criteria for graduating students with honors. These may include GPA requirements, special coursework, and/or the completion of an honors senior thesis or research project. See the website for the department of your major to find more information on departmental honors.

Latin Honors

Latin Honors are based on GPA, with varying requirements for different schools within the university. Please see the website for your division to find the requirements for graduating with a Cum LaudeMagna Cum Laude, or Summa Cum Laude designation.

University Honors

Students earn University Honors by completing both an Honors Certificate and Departmental Honors from a list of approved departments, which require a senior thesis or similar project. Please check the list below to determine if your department qualifies for the University Honors program:

College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

  • Agribusiness Management
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Systems Management
  • Animal Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Food Science
  • Hospitality Management
  • Plant Sciences
  • Science & Agricultural Journalism

College of Arts and Science

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History & Archeology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Classical Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Political Science
  • Psychological Sciences
  • Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Women’s Studies

College of Education and Human Development

  • Education
  • Human Development and Family Studies

College of Engineering

  • Biological Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

School of Health Professions

  • Communication Science and Disorders
  • Social Work

College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Microbiology