About Us

The Honors Program at Northern Michigan University provides academically talented students with a four-yearPlatform_Personalities series of interdisciplinary and department-based courses designed to complement the student’s undergraduate degree, regardless of major field.


The Honors Program is not an academic major itself, but substitutes specially-designed courses for most of the general education requirements (previously known as liberal studies requirements) and university-wide graduation requirements while providing unique learning experiences. Graduates who complete four years in the Honors Program will have the full honors designation printed on their official university transcripts. We also offer lower division and upper division honors distinctions, in which the designation would be printed on their transcripts.

Northern’s Honors Program offers small class sizes that enhance individual attention. Participants also have the opportunity to engage in independent and collaborative research with NMU faculty members.

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