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University Honors Program

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. 


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.  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, and participation in learning communities --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 their accomplishments, and we welcome you to consider joining their number.

Download our brochure here.

2017 Galapagos and Ecuador Study Tour

The 2017 K-State Ecuador/Gal├ípagos 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 in the Maquipucuna Cloud Forest in Ecuador.  Want to put yourself in the picture?  Check out the Program Brochure for the 2018 Ecuador/Galapagos excursion.

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


Application UHP

We encourage UHP students to consider publishing their work in Crossing Borders, K-State's Undergraduate Research Journal.