Degrees with Honors

The baccalaureate degrees with honors are awarded as follows:

  • Cum laude Have a scholastic average for their entire undergraduate career of 3.51 or above, but below 3.63
  • Magna cum laude Have a scholastic average for their entire undergraduate career of 3.63 or above, but below 3.87
  • Summa cum laude Have a scholastic average for their entire undergraduate career of 3.87 or above

To qualify for honors, a student must have earned at least 60 semester hours within the University of Nebraska system, 30 hours of which must be completed at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and in which letter grades of “A,” “B,” “C,” or “D” are received.

Students who declare academic amnesty are not eligible to graduate with honors.

Grades awarded in all courses taken at all colleges and universities attended are included in computing the Grade Point Average (GPA) for determining eligibility for honors. It should be noted that the GPA included on the UNO transcript reflects only courses taken at UNO, UNL, UNMC and UNK.