Graduating with Departmental Honors

Students pursuing Departmental Honors earn honors credit within their major field of study, completing anywhere between 12-24 credits. Credits earned while completing departmental honors have the potential to satisfy both requirements of the Honors College and the student's major field of study. 

To graduate with Departmental Honors, students will need to complete the required number of honors credits (determined by the academic department) along with a HON 42xx level honors seminar, and a thesis course. Students must maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA to graduate with Departmental Honors (unless noted by the department).  

Honors recommends first checking with your departmental advisor to confirm all requirements needed before starting Departmental Honors.  

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If you have any questions, feel free to call the Honors College at 313-577-3030 or email honors@wayne.edu

Departmental Honors Tracks

Below is a list of all academic departments that offer Departmental Honors:

Mike Ilitch School of Business

College of Education

  • Health Education
  • Kinesiology
  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education

College of Engineering

Center for Fine, Performing and Communication Arts

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Nursing

Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

  • Pathologists' Assistant

School of Social Work