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The University Honors Program (UHP) at University of Detroit Mercy offers students a unique opportunity to challenge themselves and each other through deeper academic experiences and meaningful campus and community engagement. Founded in 1962, the Honors Program has been an important part of the Detroit Mercy community for over fifty years.

As students in the University Honors Program you will learn and grow together, explore ideas and develop skills with some of the very best faculty members at the University of Detroit Mercy, and clarify your own sense of purpose and vocation through service in the city of Detroit. Whatever your career path, the individualized attention of the University Honors Program will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Most important, UHP gives you an opportunity to develop lasting relationships with peers as well as professors who have your best interest at heart.


    Future Student? Interested in the Honors Program?

    Students in the University Honors Program are intellectually curious and socially engaged. The University Honors Program gives these students the opportunity to challenge themselves and each other as they develop intellectually, spiritually, socially, and ethically.

    Students are invited to participate in the University Honors Program based on their academic and co-curricular achievement. Students whose GPA and standardized test scores qualify for admission to the University Honors Program will be invited to submit an Honors essay and a resume of their academic accomplishments and extracurricular activities which will be evaluated by the Co-Directors of the program. Students who are selected for the University Honors Program will be awarded an Honors Scholarship, renewable for all four years in the program.

    The University Honors Program will consider applications from first-year students entering the College of Liberal Arts and Education, the College of Engineering and Science, the School of Architecture, and College of Business. At this time the University Honors Program is unable to serve students in the College of Health Professions and the McAuley School of Nursing.

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