Honors Program

What is the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State? 

The Irvin D. Reid Honors College provides Wayne State's highest-achieving undergraduates with a program that is both academically rigorous and culturally engaged. Founded in 2008, it is home to roughly 2000 students, comprising both University Honors and Departmental Honors tracks.

Schoolcraft Articulation Agreement (pdf)

Graduating with WSU Department or University Honors

During the third and fourth year, students will complete the required WSU Honors courses: at least one special topics Honors seminar, HON 42XX (3 credit hours) and an Honors thesis project, HON 4998 (3 - 6 credit hours). Departmental Honors tracks may require specific courses in the major. Students pursuing University Honors will need to complete 28 Honors credits, including all Schoolcraft College Honors credits, the WSU Honors seminar, and the WSU Honors Thesis. Students are encouraged to meet with the WSU Honors advisor as soon as possible for additional guidelines.

What are the benefits of joining the Irvin D. Reid Honors College? 

The College provides many advantages, including:

  • a community of high-achieving students
  • pre-priority class registration
  • dedicated Honors academic advisors
  • smaller classes taught by senior full-time faculty
  • unique opportunities for undergraduate research
  • special private scholarships
  • Honors floors in residence halls, for students who live on campus
  • special recognition at graduation, with Honors designation on degree and transcript

Primary contacts

  Schoolcraft College    Schoolcraft College
      Academic Advising
      734-462-4429 | eadvise@schoolcraft.edu


      Transfer Student Success Center 
      313-577-2487 | transfer@wayne.edu
      Irvin D. Reid Honors College
      313-577-3030 | honors@wayne.edu | Honors Advising