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Honors opportunities at Augsburg

Augsburg University offers a variety of academic opportunities to cultivate a rich education in which passionate students cultivate their intellectual and practical capacities to engage the world’s big questions and ideas. We offer a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for students committed to an exceptional higher education. Students engage with community partners to solve complex problems in real-world contexts.

Augsburg has maintained a strong academic reputation defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies since 1869. Honors opportunities give students the resources and freedom to build their own ideal higher education. Students have the opportunity to edit and write for the Augsburg Honors Review for undergraduate scholarship.  They learn through small seminars, research projects, and significant, off-campus learning experiences at numerous national and global institutions. They have the chance to pursue self-designed research under the supervision of faculty mentors. Those who achieve a high GPA in the major and/or in courses overall are eligible for departmental and university honors. Augsburg’s Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity office provides robust support for students interested in nationally competitive grants and scholarships.

Augsburg has been nationally recognized for welcoming and supporting a wide range of students of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our many awards and rankings are a testament to our commitment to service, accessibility, academic excellence, diversity and inclusion, and hospitality.

Departmental Honors

Departmental honors are awarded to students who meet the advanced project requirements in research, performance, or writing in their major department.

Departmental honors are a category of special recognitions designed to encourage overall excellence as well as outstanding achievement on a specific project of special interest to the student. To complete departmental honors, students must consult with the department chair.

Latin Honors

Latin honors conferred upon completion of the bachelor’s degree is determined by the student’s final cumulative GPA.

  • GPA 3.9–4.00 Summa Cum Laude
  • GPA 3.8–3.89 Magna Cum Laude
  • GPA 3.6–3.79 Cum Laude

Learn more about Latin honors from the Registrar’s Office.