Recognizing excellence

At the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters and at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, our students are recognized for their achievements both inside and outside the classroom.

Dean's List

A student qualifies for the full-time Dean’s List or a part-time Dean's List if he or she meets certain conditions.

  • Dean's List Information

    A student qualifies for the full-time Dean’s List if he or she meets two conditions:

    • has completed during the term at least 12 credit hours of graded (A-E) coursework toward degree.
    • has achieved a 3.50 or better term GPA

    CASL also generates a "part-time" Dean’s List for Fall and Winter semesters combined. To qualify for this list a student must:

    • attend both Fall and Winter semesters of a given academic year.
    • complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded (A-E) coursework in Fall and Winter combined.
    • officially registered for fewer than 12 credit hours of graded (A-E) coursework in Fall, and fewer than 12 in Winter.
    • achieve minimum term GPAs of 3.50 in both Fall and Winter.

    Note: Students who have IX, or Y notations or academic sanctions are not eligible to be included in the Dean’s List.  The lists prepared each semester (Fall,Winter,Summer) are displayed in a glass case on the first floor of the CASL Building.

Honors Convocation - Honor Scholars

Students who have achieved superior academic performance are invited to, and individually recognized, at the Honors Convocation, held each year in late March.

  • Honors Scholar Information

    Students who have achieved superior academic performance are invited to, and individually recognized, at the Honors Convocation, held each year in late March. Students honored include those receiving Undergraduate and Graduate Excellence Awards, as well as Honor Scholars in undergraduate and graduate degree programs who are recipients of discipline awards. A student with academic sanctions is not eligible for the award. For further information, contact the Office of the Provost, 1080 AB, 313-593-5030.

  • 2019 CASL Honor Scholars

    CASL Honor Scholars

    Anthropology: Teresa M. O’Malley

    Applied Statistics: Theren J. Williams

    Art History: Savona Safoui

    Behavioral and Biological Sciences: Andra Cristiu

    Behavioral Sciences: Sara El Souki

    Biochemistry: Haifa Ali

    Biological Sciences: Jamil Jomaa

    Business Studies: Stephanie R. Barna

    Chemistry (ACS Certified): Rachel Holthus

    Communication: Jordan M. Ewald

    Criminology and Criminal Justice: Lily F. Seccombe

    Earth Science: Elise Arnett

    Economics: Andrew M. Daulton

    English: David Davis

    Environmental Science: Anna Wahl

    Environmental Studies: Griffin Bray

    French Studies: Marie Suehrer

    General Studies: Darrell C. Davis

    Hispanic Studies: Micah E. White

    History: Dylan J. Siwicki

    International Studies: Nicole K. Brown

    Journalism and Screen Studies: Lydia Sisko

    Liberal Studies: Nancy M. Bartlett

    Mathematics: Fatme Hourani

    Microbiology: Ryan Sweetapple

    Philosophy: Sean Strnad

    Physics: Thomas Sutter

    Political Science: Christian J. Ledford

    Psychology: Mallori E. Young

    Sociology: Matthew R. Fleming

    Urban and Regional Studies: Kimmie L. Price

    Women’s and Gender Studies: Hala M. Alazzawi

    Graduate Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics: David Like

    Graduate Program in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Michelle Lishin

    Graduate Program in Psychology: Christin Dewit

    Graduate Program in Public Administration: Troy Goodnough

Chancellor's Medallion

The Chancellor’s Medallion is awarded at each commencement exercise to UM-Dearborn graduates including two CASL students who represent the "Best In Class." 

Difference Makers

Nominated by faculty, staff and peers, UM-Dearborn Difference Makers are outstanding students and alumni.

Additional Academic Awards

  • James B. Angell Scholar

    Students who earn straight A's (A+,A,A-) for two or more consecutive terms with a minimum of 14 credit hours toward degree, of which at least 12 must be graded A-E, are named James B. Angell scholars. This distinction is noted on the student's transcript.

  • William J. Branstrom Prize

    First-term freshmen who rank in the upper five percent of their class and earn 14 credit hours toward degree and at least a 3.50 GPA on any campus and in any unit of the University of Michigan are named recipients of the William J. Branstrom Prize. This distinction is noted on the student’s transcript.

  • University Honors

    Awarded to students who have achieved a 3.50 GPA and earn 14 credit hours toward degree (of which at least 12 credit hours are graded A-E). This distinction is noted on the student’s transcript after fall and winter terms only.

Advising and Academic Success

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CASL Building
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