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 Students Go Above and Beyond

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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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Individualized Experiences

42% of Honors students participate in individualized experiences

Practicing Leadership

77% of Honors students participate in Leadership Development.

WHY YOU SHOULD BE IN THE HONORS PROGRAM

 

1

Excellence
The purpose of the Honors Program is to challenge students to go ABOVE AND BEYOND by fostering intellectual curiosity. Develop your own path to excellence.

2

Relationships
Build strong ties with other Honors students. Live in Honors housing and be part of a supportive, close-knit community

3

Privileges
Participate in classes by faculty members who are top teachers and researchers. Take part in fun social events, just for Honors student. Benefit from early class registration and other perks.

4

Opportunities
Work side-by-side with faculty researchers, taking advantage of the Honors Program research and creative activities option. Take advantage of study abroad and national exchange programs designed for Honors students.

5

Networking
The Honors Program works to adapt beginning level pathways to connect Honors students with alumni who can provide advice and mentoring for future careers. Our individualized Honors experiences guide you on your path through college.

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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