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Honors Majors

There are two ways to continue Honors beyond the first two years: Honors in the Engaged Liberal Arts (HELA) or an Honors major. All departments and interdisciplinary programs in the College of LS&A offer an Honors major. The specific requirements for the Honors major vary from department to department; however, all but Math culminate in the writing of a senior Honors thesis. For more information on HELA, contact Director Mika LaVaque-Manty (mmanty@umich.edu).

Students generally declare an Honors major during their third year, although some departments allow students to join the Honors major earlier or later. You will remain in good standing in the Honors Program as long as you declare an Honors major before the end of your third year. You should meet with an Honors major advisor to ask any questions and to declare your major. The requirements for admission into an Honors major vary by department. Some Honors majors have quite formal admission procedures, and the deadlines for these vary, so you should contact an Honors major advisor or check the departmental website for information about the application/declaration process.