The UM-Flint Honors Experience

You want an elevated academic experience that allows you to live with, learn from, and be supported by other highly motivated and accomplished students. That’s why we created the UM-Flint Honors Program.

Take intellectual growth to a new level with advanced coursework and signature research projects. Build leadership every day, from vigorous classroom debate to peer mentoring. Connect with other honors students in your own living-learning community and make international connections with honors-focused study abroad.

At UM-Flint, we give high achievers every opportunity to excel. Join us and challenge yourself.

Enrich Your College Experience

What will the Honors Program do for you?

  • Broaden your horizons with rigorous academic opportunities and multidisciplinary coursework.
  • Build skills and connections with undergraduate research, conference, and presentation experiences.
  • Prepare for post-graduation success with an off-campus study experience and a special project or honors thesis.
  • Build one-on-one relationships with professors in your major.
  • Develop a close-knit community of like-minded individuals.
  • Meet your career goals with professional development opportunities.

Integrated, Interdisciplinary Curriculum 

  • The Honors Program core courses encourage you to look beyond the confines of your own discipline to develop a more complex, multidisciplinary perspective. Students take these classes as a cohort with peers majoring in a variety of fields. 
  • You complete many of your general education requirements via core courses in the Honors Program while following your regular curriculum with other students in your major.
  • The Honors Program core courses count as credits you would need to complete whether you were in the program or not.

Unique, Funded Off-Campus Study

  • You will receive up to $3,000 in funding for an off-campus study experience typically taken in the summer of your junior year.
  • You may participate in a study abroad program, an internship, a field study, or other special projects in your major.
  • You will become open to new worlds of experience. Our students have traveled to Japan, Italy, Germany, Australia, China, Canada, and many other countries or have chosen to stay closer to home whether traveling to another state or remaining in Michigan.

Individualized Support

  • Through targeted mentorship, advising, professional development experiences, and co-curricular experiences, the program sets you on the path to achieving your graduate school and/or professional goals.
  • You will receive one-on-one mentoring and advising from the Honors Program director and manager.
  • Honors Program advisors work closely with each student in planning the course of study for their concentration as well as planning for the final senior year project.

Honors Program Webinars

Join Melissa Sreckovic, Honors director, and Laura Staudacher, program manager, for brief informational presentations and Q&A sessions. New, transfer and current UM-Flint students are all welcome!

  • Learn how the Honors Program can benefit you and your future.
  • Learn about all three available Honors Program tracks.
  • Attendance does not obligate attendees to join the program.

Upcoming dates will be announced January 2024.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

Online newsletter laptop icon.

The Honors Chronicle, highlights significant Honors Program curricular and co-curricular activities, spotlights Honors Program students and faculty, and recognizes the accomplishments of Honors Program students!

Winter 2023 Honors Chronicle
Fall 2022 Honors Chronicle


This is the gateway to the UM-Flint Intranet for all faculty, staff, and students. The Intranet is where you can visit additional department websites to get more information, forms, and resources that will be of assistance to you.