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University Honors Program

University Honors Program
Kansas State University
215 Fairchild Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-2955 fax

Kathlyn Gomedoza, Biology/Pre-Medicine and her research mentor, Dr. A. Lorenza Passarelli, Professor of Biology
Kathlyn Gomendoza, Biology/Pre-Medicine, with research mentor, Dr. Lorena Passarelli, Professor of Biology. Kathlyn is a UHP student and participant in the prestigious Developing Scholars Program.  She was recently recognized nationally as a 2017 Goldwater Honorable Mention.


Incoming student for Fall 2017
Check out this Annotated List of Honors courses for the upcoming semester.
Updated: 5/17/17



Are you intellectually curious? Do you enroll in challenging courses? Do you have lofty ambitions and career plans? If so, please consider applying for admission to the University Honors Program (Apply to join the UHP).

The University Honors Program, or the UHP, encourages academic, scholarly, and intellectual growth. Honors students seek discipline-specific knowledge as well as understanding of many and various intellectual traditions. Through honors course work, honors students learn from experienced faculty and talented peers, and, in so doing, they become members of a highly stimulating and diverse scholarly community. Through various selected co-curricular experiences--such as study abroad, undergraduate research, teaching assistantships, internships, participation in learning communities, leadership and service experiences, and so forth--honors students enrich and refine their undergraduate experience and prepare themselves for graduate and professional school as well as for competitive professional employment.

Through individualized learning, such as via faculty-mentored honors projects, honors students tailor their studies to meet distinctive goals and produce tangible expressions of their scholarly interests and academic abilities. Naturally, honors students receive targeted benefits and privileges which are designed to facilitate engagement and maximize learning opportunities. In return, they work to meet a high standard for academic achievement, leadership, and service to others. We are very proud of our honors students, and we welcome you to consider joining their number.

Download our brochure here.


The2016 K-State Ecuador/Galápagos Study Abroad Program featured the studyThe 2016 K-State Ecuador/Galápagos Study Abroad Program featured the study of biology and creative non-fiction, underscoring the vital importance of learning in the arts and in the sciences. The group is pictured at Punta Pitt on San Cristóbal Island.  Want to put yourself in the picture?  Check out the Program Brochure for the 2017 Ecuador/Galapagos excursion.

Want to know more about Honors study abroad options in general?  See the current University Honors Program Abroad Brochure.