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Welcome to the Irvin D. Reid Honors College!. The mission of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College to promote informed, engaged citizenship as the foundation.

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1 Welcome to the Irvin D. Reid Honors College!

2 The mission of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College to promote informed, engaged citizenship as the foundation for academic excellence in a diverse global setting. Honors is city-based and service-oriented; we promote excellence and challenge our students to engage the world around them as problem-solvers and leaders. Honors has also attracted a growing number of National Merit Scholars, with 15 joining Honors in Fall 2009. The Irvin D. Reid Honors College welcomes the best and brightest and frames their educational experience within the Four Pillars of Honors: Community, Service, Research and Career.

3 Honors attracts and retains talented students through such efforts as Scholars Day, which showcases the University and our urban home, and where every promising young scholar is guaranteed a scholarship and a seat in the Community of Scholars. Scholars Day 2010 welcomed almost 1,100 admitted students and their guests to our campus.

4 Wayne State Scholarship ($8,000) Presidential Scholarship ($34,400) University Scholarship ($75,000) Member of the WSU Community of Scholars Attend special COS Orientation Invited into the Irvin D. Reid Honors College Option to live on Scholars floors Full tuition for four yearsFor National Merit Scholar Finalists Learning communities, study groups, social events Full tuition for four years One-year DIA membershipRoom & board in WSU residence hall for 4 years Graduate with Community of Scholars distinction Annual book allowance Laptop computer $2,000 a year for tuition for four years One-time Study Abroad funding Scholarships

5 Honors Pillar #1: COMMUNITY A focus on the community and the urban experience First year course: Part 1 – The City / Part II – Citizenship The Honors Cultural Passport Honors Student Association

6 Honors Pillar #2: SERVICE Putting knowledge to use in the real world through service-learning Service-learning requirement; work done by students For academic year 2008-09, Honors sponsored service hours for Honors students totaled more than 12,500 hours. Detroit Fellow Tutoring Project – 5,000+ annual tutoring hours in eight DPS schools International service-learning opportunities (Belize, China, Mozambique) Model United Nations Community Engagement@Wayne Living Detroit Project Motor City Semester (launching in Fall 2010)

7 Honors Pillar #3: RESEARCH Hands-on research prepared students for graduate school and professional life Office of Undergraduate Research connects students with faculty mentors and available funding for nearly 100 undergraduate research and creative projects a year OUR has awarded more than $1.3 million for student research Annual Wayne State Undergraduate Research Conference each November – the 2009 URC was largest to-date with over 120 students presenting their work 23 WSU students attended NCUR in April 2010

8 Honors Pillar #4: CAREER Preparation for a postgraduate and professional career Start Programs (MedStart – HealthPro Start – BStart- Engineering Grad Start Creating successful Honors alumni Med StartHealthPro Start Bachelor of Science/Medical DegreeUnique program leading to a professional degree in: Four-year, full tuition Presidential Scholarship (total value: $34,400) Pharmacy – Clinical Laboratory Sciences Physical Therapy – Mortuary Science Occupational Therapy – Pharmaceutical Sciences Anatomic Pathologists’ Assistant Physician Assistant Studies Radiologic Technology Radiation Therapy Technology Guaranteed admission to Wayne State School of Medicine Guaranteed admission to the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Program selects 15 freshmen per yearProgram only open to incoming freshman

9 Honors Pillar #4: CAREER B StartEngineering Grad Start Innovative five-year program that allows students to complete Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees in Business Administration A unique program in the College of Engineering for select students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in engineering. Highly competitive, B Start trains future leaders in business by emphasizing mentoring and research opportunities with business school faculty. You will be exposed to research throughout your undergraduate program, allowing you to gain research experience and a head start on selecting laboratories for your Honors thesis and dissertation project. Guaranteed admission to Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Wayne State School of Business Administration GradStart participants are guaranteed admission to the College of Engineering Graduate Program of their choice, with financial support from the department for the first year of graduate study. Program only open to incoming freshman Program only open to incoming freshman

10 Honors strives to represent to ourselves, to the University, and the community, the very best of a great institution. We are proud of our students who have been drawn to the city-based and service-oriented curriculum we offer. Honors has a special opportunity to present students the experience and value of an urban university, particularly one that is in Detroit – the most American place in this country.

11 HOW TO CONTACT US On the Web: E-mail: Telephone: (313) 577-3030 Monday-Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm Mailing address: Irvin D. Reid Honors College Wayne State University 2100 Undergraduate Library Detroit, MI 48202

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