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.

  • 2018 CASL Honor Scholars

    CASL Honor Scholars

    Anthropology    
    Heather M. Murphy

    Applied Statistics
    Zachary R. Smith

    Art History
    Con A. Lustig

    Behavioral and Biological Sciences    
    Lena Rammouni

    Behavioral Sciences
    Chelsea M. Burke

    Biochemistry
    Muhammad A. Osto

    Biological Sciences    
    Kelly L. Parker

    Business Studies
    Stephanie R. Barna

    Chemistry (ACS Certified)
    Sami Abdulhadi

    Communication    
    Brianna Patrick

    Criminology and Criminal Justice
    Madou A. Bazzi

    Economics
    Brock A. Rowberry

    English 
    Samira A. Nahshal

    Environmental Science
    Brian J. Giroux

    Environmental Studies
    Laura M. Walker

    French Studies
    Cortney Armstrong

    General Studies
    Nikki Hollandsworth

    Hispanic Studies
    Raana Ali

    History
    Hannah R. Ryniak

    Humanities
    Madeleine G. Burkhart

    International Studies
    Belle Sobolewski

    Journalism and Screen Studies
    Con A. Lustig

    Liberal Studies
    Leticia Rangel

    Mathematics
    Ravikumar Ramasami

    Philosophy
    Gabriella M. Oudsema

    Political Science
    Monica M. De Roche

    Psychology
    Madison M. Kuzma

    Sociology
    Zahraa Saab

    Urban and Regional Studies
    Teiana L. McGahey

    Women’s and Gender Studies
    Rebecca Richardson

    Graduate Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics 
    Lourdes (Gizelle) Guerra

    Graduate Program in Environmental Science 
    Rose Mankiewicz

    Graduate Program in Psychology
    Chazlyn Miller

    Graduate Program in Public Administration 
    Jeffrey D. Watkins

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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