Are you a high-achieving student who wants to challenge yourself throughout your undergraduate education? Lawrence Technological University's Honors Program may be exactly what you are looking for! Undergraduate students in all majors are welcome to apply and participate.

Explore Your Potential

The Honors Program aims to help highly motivated students reach their full potential. The program endeavors to:

  • Provide rigorous academic challenges to enrich your college experience
  • Create opportunities to engage with other academically driven students
  • Promote creativity and critical thinking
  • Prepare you to excel in your professional career or post-graduate education
  • Recognize your academic achievements

Honors Program Advantages

  • Priority registration for classes
  • Dedicated Honors Program academic advisor
  • Opportunities to participate in social and professional development events through automatic membership in the Honors Society
  • Special recognition at commencement and the Honors Program distinction permanently recorded on your diploma and transcript

The Honors Society

All students admitted to the Honors Program are invited to participate in the Honors Society. In consultation with Honors Program students, the Honors Society organizes social and professional development events throughout the academic year. Honors Society events provide excellent opportunities to meet other Honors Program students and form lasting relationships outside the classroom.

Questions?

For additional information regarding the Honors Program, contact Erin Burklow in the Office of Admissions at 248.204.3184 or eburklow@ltu.edu.

Honors Program Curriculum

The Honors Program consists of two tiers of academic engagement. Honors classes provide deeper, more challenging learning experiences for students. There are two curricular options available:

1: University Honors Program

Most incoming freshman will join the University Honors Program. In Tier 1, University Honors students complete 19 credit hours of Honors coursework in the core curriculum. In Tier 2, University Honors students complete 6 credit hours of Honors coursework in 3000- and/or 4000-level courses in their respective majors. The University Honors Program curriculum is summarized in the following tables:


University Honors Program Tier 1: 19 Credit Hours of Honors Work in the Core Curriculum

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
COM1103 College Composition 3
LLT1213 or LLT1223 World Masterpieces 1 or World Masterpieces 2 3
SSC2413 or SSC2423 Foundations of the American Experience or
Development of the American Experience
3
MCS XXXX Math Course Appropriate for the Student's Major 4
BIO/CHM/PHY XXXX Natural Sciences Course Appropriate for the Student's Major 3
Variable Elective from the Core Curriculum Honors Offerings 3


University Honors Program Tier 2: 6 Credit Hours of Honors Work in the Student’s Major

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
Variable 3000- or 4000-Level Major-Specific Course 3
Variable 3000- or 4000-Level Major-Specific Course 3

2: College Honors Program

Current students and incoming transfer students are welcome to join the College Honors Program. In Tier 1, College Honors students complete 6 credit hours of Honors coursework in the core curriculum. In Tier 2, College Honors students complete 9 credit hours of Honors coursework in 3000- and/or 4000-level courses in their respective majors. The College Honors Program curriculum is summarized in the following tables:


College Honors Program Tier 1: 6 Credit Hours of Honors Work in the Core Curriculum

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
Variable Eligible Core Curriculum Course* 3
Variable Eligible Core Curriculum Course* 3

College Honors Program Tier 2: 9 Credit Hours of Honors Work in the Student’s Major

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
Variable 3000- or 4000-Level Major-Specific Course 3
Variable 3000- or 4000-Level Major-Specific Course 3
Variable 3000- or 4000-Level Major-Specific Course 3

* Eligible core curriculum courses include:

Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communication: COM 1103, LLT 1213, LLT 1223, SSC 2413, or SSC 2423

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science: MCS 1414, MCS 1424, MCS 2414, MCS 2423, MCS 3403, or another mathematics course appropriate for the student’s major (selected in consultation with the Director of the Honors Program)

Department of Natural Sciences: CHM 1213, PHY 2413, or another science course appropriate for the student’s major (selected in consultation with the Director of the Honors Program)


Honors Program Requirements

Please note that a grade of B or higher is required in all Honors courses to receive Honors credit. Only one grade of B- or lower can be replaced by enrolling in a subsequent Honors course in the same discipline. In addition, all Honors Program students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. In extenuating circumstances, the Director of the Honors Program may approve a limited number of curricular substitutions.

University Honors Program

Incoming freshman are invited to apply to join the University Honors Program if you have earned a 3.5 grade point average or higher in high school and a minimum ACT score of 24 or SAT score of 1160 (ERW + M). Involvement in community service and/or extracurricular activities are also important criteria that will be considered when reviewing your application.

Incoming freshman can apply to join the University Honors Program here: University Honors Program Application for Incoming Freshman.

Please login to the application using the username and password you created during the admissions process. If you have difficulty logging in to the application form, contact Aubriex Cason at acason@ltu.edu or 248.204.3187.

College Honors Program

Current students and incoming transfer students are welcome to apply to join the College Honors Program. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 and the ability to meet College Honors Program curriculum requirements. Involvement in community service and/or extracurricular activities are also important criteria that will be considered when reviewing your application.

Incoming transfer students can apply to join the College Honors Program here: College Honors Program Application for Incoming Transfer Students.

Please login to the application using the username and password you created during the admissions process.  If you have difficulty logging in to the application form, contact Aubriex Cason at acason@ltu.edu or 248.204.3187. 

Current LTU students can apply to join the College Honors Program here: College Honors Program Application for Current LTU Students.

No username or password is required to complete this application. Please remember to email the essay described on the application form to honors@ltu.edu. Applications will only be considered once both the application and essay are received.