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Graduating with Honors

University Honors

To graduate with University Honors you must complete:

  • 36 credits in Honors courses, including completion of Honors 1000 and PS 1010 
  • At least one Honors 4200-level Seminar 
  • Service-learning course for a minimum of three credits
  • Honors thesis.

Please make sure that you are in touch with an Honors College adviser about these requirements, declaring University Honors, and all other information about Honors.

Departmental Honors 

For departmental honors, you need to complete a minimum of 12 credits in Honors courses, which includes at least one Honors College 42xx-level Seminar and an Honors Thesis with a full-time faculty member from your department. The total amount of credits needed in Honors courses can vary by department, but will always inlcude this basic minimum package. Please make sure that you are in touch with your department adviser for all of the specific requirements for your major.


Majors with Departmental Honors

Mike Ilitch School of Business


School of Education

Elementary Education, B.A., B.S.
Special Education, B.A., B.S.
Kinesiology, B.A., B.S.
Art Education, B.A., B.S.
Career and Tech Ed, B.A., B.S.
English Education, B.A., B.S.
Foreign Language Education, B.A., B.S.
Health Education, B.A., B.S.
Math Education, B.A., B.S.
Science Education, B.A., B.S.
Social Studies Education, B.A., B.S.

School of Engineering

Chemical Engineering: B.S.
Civil Engineering: B.S.
Computer Science: B.S.
Electrical Engineering: B.S.
Industrial Engineering: B.S.
Mechanical Engineering: B.S.

College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts

Art: B.A., B.F.A.
Art History: B.A.
Dance: B.S., B.F.A.
Film: B.A.
Journalism, B.A.
Media Arts and Studies, B.A.
Music: B.A., B.M.
Public Relations, B.A.
Speech Communication, B.A.
Theatre, B.A., B.F.A.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Anthropology: B.A.
Biological Sciences: B.A., B.S.
Biomedical Physics: B.S.
Chemistry: B.A., B.S.
Criminal Justice: B.S.C.J.
Economics: B.A.
English: B.A.
History: B.A.
Mathematics: B.S.
Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Nutrition and Food Science: B.A., B.S.
Philosophy: B.A.
Physics: B.A., B.S.
Political Science: B.A.
Psychology: B.A., B.S.
Public Affairs: B.P.A.
Sociology: B.A., B.A.S.
Urban Studies: B.A.

School of Social Work

Social Work, B.S.W.