Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University!

Honors represents the very best this great university has to offer in a comprehensive program that promotes student achievement, academic excellence, successful graduation and launch on a career.

We at the Honors College are proud to be here, in this city, at one of the greatest research universities in the country, or in the world, for that matter, where people come from all over the globe for the chance to study. You've come to the right place if you want to work with the very best, if you want to do your very best. You are going to study with professors who create new knowledge in their fields, not teachers who are just reading somebody else's textbooks. You are the very best, so you should be studying with the very best, and that's the opportunity we are offering.

Our students are award-winners whose achievements are recognized nationally and internationally in the liberal arts and sciences, in performance and engineering, in every field of academic and creative endeavor. Our students are engaged locally and globally, bringing what they learn in the classroom to make a difference in the city and the world.

You will have special opportunities designed just for you, extracurricular events created exclusively for Honors students as part of your passport into the city of Detroit. Our curriculum will take you from your freshman year through graduation, organized around the four pillars of the Honors experience: community, service, research and career.

Regardless of what major you choose, when it comes to asking the most of yourself, and when it comes to getting the best out of this great urban research university, we'll make sure you Aim Higher for a degree that recognizes your accomplishments with the recognition that you deserve as a graduate of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College.

We will create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.