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2010-2011 Catalog 
2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Honors Scholar Program (HON)

University Honors Program


326 French Hall (English Dept.)
Program Director: Dr. Maureen Thum
Administrative Assistant: Sarah Hilton-Watson

Contact Information

General Information: shwatson@umflint.edu. Attention: Sarah Hilton-Watson.
Honors Director: (810) 762 3467 email: mthum@umflint.edu
Program Council: Profs. Lois Alexander (MUS), Janet Barnfather (NUR), Harry D’Souza (MTH), John Ellis (HIS), Lauren Friesen (THE), Judith Kollmann (ENG), Rafael Mojica (SPN), Gary Pace (BIO), Betty  Velthouse (SOM).

Department Representatives: Profs. Guluma Gemeda (AFA), Gary Pace (BIO), Bob Stach (CHM), Steve Ralston, Heather Seipke (COM), R. Shantaram (CSC), Larry Koch (CRJ), Martin Kaufman (ERS), Paula Nas (ECN), Eric Worch (EDU), Judith Kollmann (ENG), Imane Hakam (FRN), John Ellis (HIS), Harry D’Souza (MTH), Lois Alexander (MUS/ART), Janet Barnfather (NUR), Richard Gull (PHL), Peggy Kahn (POL), Susan Gano-Phillips (PSY), Albert Price (PUB), Betty Velthouse (SOM), Mark Perry (SOM/ECN), Rafael Mojica (SPN), Charles Bailey (SWK), Judy Rosenthal/Larry Koch (SOC/ANT), Lauren Friesen (THE).

Since its founding in 1979, the University of Michigan-Flint Honors Scholar Program has offered qualified students the opportunity to enhance their education in the challenging and rewarding atmosphere of small, enriched core classes with close faculty guidance and one-on-one learning and research partnerships with specialists in their field.

The Honors Program is designed to promote education across the disciplines in an environment that emphasizes a high degree of literacy, critical thinking and humanistic and scientific inquiry and to encourage a high level of academic achievement and scholarly research.

Programs in Honors


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

  • The four-year University Honors Scholar Program . This program, designed for entering freshman, consists of a Freshman/Sophomore phase and a Junior/Senior phase, parallels the regular university non-honors curriculum from freshman through senior years.
  • The two-year Junior/Senior University Honors Scholar 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 Scholar 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.