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University Honors Program

Honors Grads

You’re clearly way above average. You care about the world. You have a great GPA and exceptional test scores. You work hard. You’ve taken on formidable challenges and met them with merit. You’re creative, and think for yourself. You’ve already accomplished much in your intellectual life. You’ve done yourself proud, and proud you should be.

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But are you ready for more?

University Honors at the University of Detroit Mercy is looking for more than good students who are good at getting good grades. We’re looking for good students who possess an intense curiosity about the world and who are not adverse to risking their GPA for the sake of intellectual gratification.

If this challenge sends a thrill through the very middle of your being, then University Honors at UDM is the place for you — a place where you can enlarge your world and let your mind flourish. The Honors Program creates and supports an environment of academic adventure for students who want to study a variety of subjects intensively and be challenged by an exceptionally demanding curriculum.

But be warned: The classes in University Honors at UDM are not like any of the Advanced Placement classes you might be taking right now. Honors classes are not just “harder” or “more” than regular classes—they are an exciting and qualitatively different intellectual experience. The Honors Program is dedicated to the delight of reflecting on great ideas and bringing creative projects to fruition. Honors education is not only about the what of learning; it’s about the joy of seeing the world through fresh eyes, again and again and again.

University Honors at UDM: High academic achievement. An honors degree for your transcript. Public recognition at commencement. The satisfaction that you faced the challenge. And fresh eyes with which to see the world.

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