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Kansas State University

Honors Program

The honors program has been established for undergraduate students who have demonstrated high academic achievement. The major purpose of the honors program is to give selected students an opportunity to expand their knowledge of the teaching profession and to acquire a desire to be leaders in the profession.

Participants receive recognition for achievements; learn and interact with other honor students in small groups; establish close association with faculty members in seminars and research projects; and exercise creativity and explore leadership responsibilities.

Admission requirements

1. ACT composite of 28 or greater.

2. A high school GPA of 3.75 or greater (weighted or non-weighted).

3. Completion of the application together with one letter of support from an individual who can attest to the applicant's motivation and ability to perform honors-level work.

Students who have notable experiences and do not achieve the GPA and ACT requirements are encouraged to apply. All components of the application are used to reach a final decision.

Student progression after admission

1. Enrollment each semester in Honors Program (0 credits).

2. Enrollment in Introduction to Honors Course and two additional honors courses prior to graduating.

3. Maintenance of a grade point average of 3.0 or better in all college work.

4. Completion of honors project under the supervision of a professor.

Features of the honors program

In addition to the DED 320 Orientation to the Honors Program seminar offered during the fall semester, honors seminars are offered in the College of Education each semester. One of the two topical seminars required for completion of the honors program can be taken in another college. The seminars focus on topics that will broaden the knowledge of future educators and give them insights into leadership responsibilities in the education profession.

Honors research gives students an opportunity to work with professors having similar research interests. Research topics may be selected from a range of areas, and they may reflect the student's particular interests.

University honors program

For information about the university honors program, available to all students entering K-State in fall 2006 or later, see the Degrees section of this catalog. Check the honors program website for applications, requirements, current classes, and more: www.k-state.edu/ksuhonors.