Are you a high-achieving student who wants to challenge yourself throughout your college education? Lawrence Technological University's undergraduate Honors Program may be exactly what you are looking for!

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.


For additional information regarding the Honors Program, please contact Erin Burklow in the Office of Admissions at 248.204.3184 or

Honors Program Curriculum

Honors Program classes provide deeper, more challenging learning experiences for students. The Honors Program consists of two tiers of academic engagement. In Tier One, students complete 19 credit hours of honors courses in the core curriculum, which is offered by the College of Arts and Sciences. In Tier Two, students complete 6 credit hours of honors work in 3000- and/or 4000-level courses in their respective majors. The Honors Program curriculum is summarized in the following tables:

Tier One: 19 Credits 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
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

Tier Two: 6 Credits of Honors Work in 3000- or 4000-level Courses 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

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. Lastly, in cases of transfer credit or extenuating circumstances, the Director of the Honors Program may approve a limited number of curricular substitutions.


You are invited to apply to join the 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 1090 (M+CR). Involvement in community service and extracurricular activities are also important criteria that will be considered when reviewing your application for admission into the Honors Program.


Please note that the Honors Program is open to students in all undergraduate majors.  Please complete the online Honors Application to be considered for admission.  Please note that transfer students are not eligible for admission to the Honors Program at this time.  The admission of applicants who are dual-enrolled in college courses while in high school will be determined on an individual basis.  Consideration of applications is partially based on the applicant’s ability to fulfill the Honors Program curricular requirements if they are awarded transfer credit by Lawrence Technological University.