Honors Program

The Honors Program at UM-Dearborn is designed for qualified, highly-motivated students who want an extra level of challenge and stimulus in their college experience.

The curriculum is organized around the values of intellectual aspiration, curiosity, moral engagement, and inclusion.

Honors students take a dedicated set of six classes that satisfy basic requirements and at the same time contribute to a stimulating and creative undergraduate education that prepares them to be citizens of the twenty-first century. Two specially designed courses in composition are also part of the Honors Program curriculum. The program helps students to think critically and independently, to perceive connections between diverse areas of knowledge such as the humanities and the sciences, and to express their thoughts clearly and effectively.

Honors Program classes are small, enabling students to interact closely with the faculty and each other. Because of the size of the Honors classes and the emphasis on active participation, students in the program gain close personal contact with their professors from the beginning of the freshman year. The instructors in the Honors Program are highly dedicated teachers and are committed to the ideal of fair debate and intellectual engagement between students and professors. The Honors faculty are readily available to Honors students for academic advising and for informal conversation.

Honors students develop a special set of relationships with each other and with the faculty. They get to know each other and build close friendships because they take many of the same courses together. The program regularly sponsors social hours and organizes group outings to concerts, plays, and museums. Students and faculty in the program get to share valuable experiences outside the classroom.

Honors Program Events

Honors Faculty

Anna Muller
Anna Muller

Honors Program Director:

Anna Muller, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, History

The Frank and Mary Padzieski Endowed Professor in Polish/Polish American/Eastern European Studies

Director, Women in Learning and Leadership Program

Director, Honors Program



Below you will find the full-time Honors Program faculty:

Imran Aijaz

Associate Professor of Philosophy

William DeGenaro

Professor of Composition and Rhetoric

Daniel Little

Professor of Philosophy

Anna Muller

Professor of History; The Frank and Mary Padzieski Endowed Professor in Polish/Polish American/Eastern European Studies; Director, Honors Program

Kristin Poling

Associate Professor of History

P.F. Potvin

Lecturer IV, Composition and Rhetoric

Liz Rohan

Professor of Composition and Rhetoric

Michael Rosano

Associate Professor of Political Science

Nadja Rottner

Associate Professor of Art History

Velimir Stojkovski

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Contact Us

Honors Program

3018 - College of Arts Science and Letters (CASL) Building