Eastern Michigan University

Honors College

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University Honors


Honors Credits

University Honors is a great way for a student to get involved and introduced to EMU's campus and community. To achieve University Honors students must complete the following Honors credits:

  • 18 credits in General Education courses
  • 3 credits in the student's major or minor
  • 3 credits may be in the major, minor, or General Education
  • **Honors students typically prefer to take as many General Education Honors courses as possible, and most students take two or more Honors courses per semester


Community Service

The Honors College is strongly committed to the value of community service; Honors students engage in a wide variety of community and on-campus service projects. Although our students typically exceed our required amount of hours, in order to graduate with University Honors, a student must complete 40 hours of community service by the time they graduate.


Honors Experiences

Students who wish to graduate with University Honors much have two Honors Experiences in Leadership/Civic Engagement and Cultural/Intellectual areas.


Star Lecture Series

Students must attend 3 Star Lecture Series lectures in one academic year and submit a typed paper to Starkweather Hall to receive credit for the lectures. 



Students must attend one Undergraduate Research/Creative Project Workshop.



Students must maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA to graduate with Honors 

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