Eastern Michigan University

Honors College

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Highest Honors

Highest Honors marks the most distinctive recognition of academic excellence in the Honors College. Upon completion of 56 credits, students may apply for Highest Honors. Completion of Highest Honors demonstrates a commitment to community, international awareness, service, and research.

To achieve Highest Honors students must:

  • Submit a Highest Honors application between 56 and 84 completed EMU credits
  • 24 Honors credits (includes credits completed for University or Departmental Honors)
  • Complete Global Competency by EITHER studying abroad or competency of world language at 2nd year level or an international internship
  • Complete 60 community service hours (includes the 40 required for University Honors) 
  • Complete Senior Thesis or Creative Project
  • Present at the Undergraduate Symposium or similar style conference
  • Maintain a 3.7 cumulative GPA



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