Honors

The Frederik Meijer Honors College at Grand Valley State University offers a vibrant learning community and extraordinary opportunities for academically motivated students. It combines the best of the liberal arts college tradition with the resources, facilities, and affordability of a major state university.

While participating in Honors, students can live in one of several distinctive Honors living/learning centers, participate in a nurturing academic environment and community, learn through a distinctive interdisciplinary curriculum, and become true leaders who make a difference in their world. In the Meijer Honors College, students have the optimal environment to live, learn, and lead.

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If you are participating in the Honors College, you have the choice of following a 4- or 5-year plan of study. This is determined by the following:

  • Math placement (MTH 201 or above)
  • AP/IB credit or dual enrollment credit
  • Foundation Interdisciplinary Sequence selection

Honors and Engineering work very well together, no matter what option you choose. However, because these programs are both unique, there are three preferred curricular options for students who are selecting Engineering majors:

  • Making of Europe
  • Technology & War in the West
  • Human Culture (formally How to Love the World)

Please note: Students opting to complete a 4-year plan of study may be required to take summer classes. 

If you have any further questions, please contact the PCEC Advising Center (616) 331-6025 or pcecadvising@gvsu.edu. 



Page last modified May 19, 2016