Enrich Your College Experience

What will the Honors Program do for you?

  • Offers undergraduate research opportunities
  • Builds one on one relationships with professors in your major
  • Develops a close knit honors community
  • Provides conference and presentation experience
  • Features an off-campus study experience and a special project or honors thesis which set you apart from your peers and prepares you for exciting opportunities when you graduate

Integrated Curriculum with Almost No Add-On Credits

  • In the Honors Program at UM-Flint, 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 seven honors core courses count as credits you would need to take anyway, even if you were not in the Honors Program 

Funded Off-Campus Study: A Unique Experience

  • You will receive up to $3,000 funding for an off campus study experience in the summer of your junior or senior year
  • You may participate in a study abroad program, an internship, a field study, or any other special project in your major
  • You will open 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 in Michigan or another state in the US.

Our Results: 100% Acceptance in Most Programs

  • Through targeted mentorship and advising, starting in your sophomore year, we set you on the path to achieve your graduate school or professional goals
  • We have 100% acceptance into graduate and professional schools, and 97% acceptance into medical school (compared to 25% nationwide)

The Honors Program’s combination of multi-disciplinary coursework and extensive hands-on research is designed to broaden students’ perspectives.

First-Year/Sophomore – During the first-year and sophomore years, honors students complete a core curriculum of four honors courses. These courses encourage students to look beyond the confines of their own discipline to develop a more complex, multi-disciplinary perspective. First-year students participate in an annual day-trip to the Festival Theater in Stratford, Canada.

Junior/Senior – The junior/senior phase is designed to promote independent study and scholarship within students’ concentrations or major areas of specialization. Honors 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.

Off-Campus Study – Undergraduate research involves students working one-on-one with specialists in the field, both at the University of Michigan-Flint and at campuses throughout the United States and the world. The off-campus study semester is funded by a scholarship of up to $3,000 and is usually taken the summer of the junior or senior year.

Honors Thesis – Following the off-campus study experience, students complete a thesis or creative project under the supervision of an honors advisor. The honors thesis or project is designed to provide expertise in the student’s discipline and further enrichment of the student’s curriculum.