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Honors Programs

The Kettering University Honors Program builds on our unique educational philosophy to deliver a flexible learning path for the accomplished and adventurous. This program combines an adaptive curriculum with substantive research opportunities.

By Invitation Only

Upon acceptance to Kettering University, select students are invited to participate in the Honors Program by the Provost.

Program Benefits

  • The heart of the Honors Program is comprised of concentrated and multidisciplinary classes and electives, customized to meet student needs, and culminates in a research or project-based undergraduate thesis.
  • Additional annually-renewable $3,000 scholarships awarded exclusively to Honors Program students (applicable to tuition only).
  • First-year paid Undergraduate Faculty-sponsored Research Assistant positions.
  • Dedicated Honors Program Faculty Advisors who will coach students both academically and professionally.
  • Priority engagement with dedicated Honors Program Co-op Managers.
  • Honors sections for select core courses.
  • Early admission into the Accelerated Masters Program. With proper advising, students can complete a masters degree within a year of finishing their undergraduate coursework.
  • All classes will be taught by faculty - not graduate assistants or teaching assistants.
  • Opportunities for publication in academic and professional journals in collaboration with faculty.
  • Award ceremony and Honors designation at Commencement.

Program Requirements

All Kettering University honors students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 161 credit hours
  • Earn a minimum of 15 credits per academic term, with possible exceptions senior year

If you’re ready for all the rewarding challenges, push your brain into application mode.

Letter of Intent

After receiving the Provost's invitation, students who wish to pursue this opportunity are asked to submit a brief Statement of Intent sent to Scott Travis at