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University Honors Program (HON)

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Honors Program

133 Thopmson Library
Program Director: Dr. Maureen Thum
Administrative Specialist: Laura L. Staudacher
Phone: (810) 424 5605
Fax: (810) 762 3214

Contact Information
General Information:
Honors Director: (810) 424 5354 email:
Administrative Specialist: (810) 424 5354 email:




The University of Michigan-Flint Honors Program offers high achieving students challenging core courses with close faculty guidance, one-on-one learning, and research partnerships with specialists, on campus and abroad.


To foster cross-disciplinary perspectives in our students and cooperation among the schools, colleges, departments, and programs throughout the university community by:

·   promoting the building of bridges across the disciplines through learning partnerships with faculty

·   encouraging students to undertake applied and theoretical research, and creative endeavors, in their area of concentration

·   fostering excellence in teaching and learning through high impact educational practices

·   nurturing civic and community minded students through service at the university and in society 


The Honors Program is dedicated to the following goals:

·   promoting cross-disciplinary high impact education in an environment that emphasizes literacy, critical thinking, and humanistic and scientific inquiry

·   encouraging a high level of academic achievement and scholarly research among our students

·   fostering a sensitive understanding and respect for social, cultural, and ethnic diversity

·   nurturing informed, well-educated leaders, who are actively engaged citizens in their immediate and wider social community


Programs in Honors


The University of Michigan-Flint offers two programs in Honors:

  • The four-year University Honors Program . This program, designed for entering freshmen, consists of a Freshman/Sophomore phase and a Junior/Senior phase, parallels the regular university non-honors curriculum from freshman through senior years.
  • The Junior/Senior transfer University Honors Program . This program, designed for transfer students and students who do not apply to the Honors Program until the end of their sophomore year, parallels the second phase of the four-year Honors Program and includes similar requirements.

Note: Honors courses are fully complementary to the regular non-honors degree program. With few exceptions, students in the Honors Program are not required to complete additional or “add-on” courses - that is, courses taken in addition to the regular requirements for graduation. In the Freshman/Sophomore phase of the program, the core Honors courses also fulfill general education requirements (ENG 111 , ENG 112 , humanities, and social sciences). In the Junior/Senior phase of the program, Honors courses fulfill the requirements for upper-level courses (those numbered 300 or higher) in the major area of concentration.


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