There are two honors tracks at Wayne State: Departmental and University.

Departmental Honors

The Departmental Honors track is a discipline-specific program that varies by major; students apply after taking at least a semester of courses at Wayne State. Note that all Honors students pursue a traditional major in conjunction with their Honors experience, with access to the full range of faculty, courses and programs at Wayne State. To apply for Nursing Departmental honors, meet with your Academic Service Officer in nursing's Office of Student Affairs to discuss and then declare your major as Nursing Honors (NURH). 

University Honors

The University Honors track is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary program that includes a distinctive first-year sequence, community-engagement experiences and Honors courses across the curriculum.

There are three separate pathways for students to gain admission into the Irvin D. Reid Honors College: 

  1. First-year Honors students are selected through their admission process into Wayne State University based on the GPA and SAT/ACT score at time of admission. Once admitted, the Honors College will notify students via email and letter about their admission into the Honors College. 
  2. Transfer students are invited into the Honors College based off of credit hours completed and incoming transfer GPA during their admission to Wayne State University. 
  3. Current Wayne State students can apply into the Honors College after they have completed 12 credits (one semester worth) at Wayne State.   

Application for University Honors is through the Irvin D. Reid Honors College.