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Honors Program

The honors program at Northern Michigan University provides academically talented students with a four-year series of interdisciplinary and department-based courses designed to complement the student’s undergraduate degree, regardless of major field. The honors program offers small class sizes that enhance individual attention, and participants also have the opportunity to engage in independent and collaborative research with NMU faculty members.


The John and Shirley Berry, and Mary Campbell scholarships are available specifically for students involved in the honors program. Learn more about its history and requirements.

Program Admittance

Find out more about admission requirements to the honors program. Once you are ready, fill out the program application online. 

Have questions about whether the honors program is right for you? Find some answers to <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/honors/frequently-asked-questions">frequently asked questions</a> to help make your decision.Although the honors courses are challenging and invigorating, a large part of the NMU honors program experience happens <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/honors/beyond-courses">beyond the courses</a> and the physical classroom. Honors students, faculty, and staff enjoyed a quick one night trip to Milwaukee! They marveled at MozartAmelia Richards, Rachel Edwards and Janice Hamachek present posters at the National Collegiate Honors Conference in Seattle. They also had a chance to tour the sites while on the West coast.Honors student Taylor Susa was selected as the Student-Athlete Scholar of the Month last Spring. "ItNorthern Michigan University student Samantha Carter of Marquette was recently awarded a Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF) Scholarship. Carter is a sophomore media production and new technology major with a minor in political science. She received the scholarship at the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo in Lansing. Read more <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/campusconnect/?StoryType=AddNewsContent&StoryID=174235">here</a>.

Honors Student Organization

Participate in Honors Student Organization events, and volunteer in the local community. Spend time outside of the classroom learning foreign languages, studying abroad, do research and attend and present at professional conferences and even publish your work. Take field trips around Marquette County and the surrounding states to experience honors classwork in the real world. Do all of this and more in addition to getting your degree when you are a part of the honors program during your time at NMU.

Honors Programhonors@nmu.edu906-227-2344

If you have college credit and want to find out what will transfer to NMU, please visit www.nmu.edu/transfercredit