Mission Statement:

The LSA Honors Program fosters the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of students who demonstrate curiosity, integrity, and excellence, and who seek a rigorous and well-rounded undergraduate experience. The Honors experience provides stimulating coursework that represents the entire breadth of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. We strive to inspire students through personal advising relationships, and promote the individual development of our students by supporting research, travel, and civic endeavors. We aim to build a community of Honors students, staff, and faculty united in the pursuit of excellence.

Is Honors right for me?


Be a part of our history.

Established over 60 years ago, the LSA Honors Program carries on a proud tradition of experiential learning based on one's major(s) and interests. Approximately 500 students enroll each year, going on to graduate from all areas of LSA—from political science to physics, from chemistry to classical studies. Honors students seek a comprehensive, challenging approach to their liberal arts experience and their particular field of study, which culminates in their senior year with a thesis. By participating in Honors, they are welcomed into an exciting, diverse campus community.


Be a part of an intellectual journey.

Honors provides students with the opportunity to intellectually engage in a community of like-minded students who genuinely love to learn. Honors is a place where students can make connections—connections with other Honors students; connections with faculty and advisors who are invested in undergraduate education; and connections between different disciplines and ideas. It is a community of people who are committed to intellectual exploration and share a passion for learning.


Honors facilitates this community by offering students the opportunity to take a variety of Honors courses, many with small class sizes. It also offers the opportunity to interact with faculty, to receive thoughtful advising, to live in a community of students with similar commitment to their academic journey, and the chance to develop into a producer of knowledge during your college career. If these opportunities sound like something you would like to engage in, then Honors could be a great place for you!

Ross School of Business

While the Ross School of Business directly admits most of their students as freshmen, it is possible for students to pursue a dual degree program in both LSA and Ross. This is a rigorous program and requires that you complete a minimum of 150 credits for graduation. If you are admitted to Ross for Fall 2019 and that becomes your plan, we would be delighted to receive your application for the dual degree program with LSA-Honors and Ross. At the end of your Winter 2020 term, please contact us regarding your interest and we will be happy to assist you. 


If you have been admitted to LSA but you are interested in later applying to the Ross School of Business, you are welcome to apply to Honors now. You should not think, however, that being in the Honors Program will give you an advantage if you apply to the business school. 


The Honors Program primarily offers opportunities for students with passions in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. If you have expressed interest in another school or college in your U-M application, we will admit you to Honors only if it is clear that you also have significant interest in the fields that are studied in LSA.