A driving strategy in the Honors Program is to put students in situations where their learning and development is not limited. In classes, instructors must cover specific material and progress at a pace accessible to the broader student population. However, Honors students may have appropriate learning interests beyond the curriculum, and be able to advance faster than other students. Empowering Honors students to explore, learn, and develop according to their interests and abilities helps students achieve their own goals.

The Honors Program welcomes all qualified students to apply year-round to this program. We use a holistic approach to review applicants, and as such, support a healthy, inclusive Honors community.

Honors Program Pillars

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Independent Research & Creative Activity

54% of Honors students participate in undergraduate research.

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Community Service

90% of Honors students volunteer.

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Study Abroad

29% of Honors students participate in Study Abroad

Leadership Development

Leadership Development

77% of Honors students participate in Leadership Development.

WHY YOU SHOULD BE IN THE HONORS PROGRAM

 

1

Excellence
The Honors Program is designed to help you reach your goals in academics, skills, and personal development in a challenging, yet supportive environment.

2

Relationships
Build strong ties with other Honors students. Live in Honors housing (Men’s Hall, a co-ed residence hall), and be part of a close-knit community where students support one another.

3

Privileges
Participate in classes by faculty members who are top teachers and researchers. Take part in leadership programs only offered to Honors students. You’ll also benefit from early class registration.

4

Opportunities
Get the most out of your academics and experiences through research and study abroad opportunities.

5

Networking
The Honors Program works to connect students with faculty and alumni who can provide advice, mentoring, and information that supports making the transition from UNK to that new career..

6

Credentials
Get a competitive edge on internships, jobs, and grad school. Honors students stand out among all other applicants.

Cy Cannon

"The UNK Honors Program isn’t a challenge to shy away from. It has ENRICHED MY COLLEGE EXPERIENCE, giving me access to academic resources, scholarships, and networking opportunities I never thought possible."

Cy Cannon

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