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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).

Through honors course work, honors students learn from experienced faculty and talented peers, and, in so doing, become members of a stimulating and diverse scholarly community. Through selected co-curricular experiences--such as study abroad, undergraduate research, teaching assistantships, internships, and participation on competition teams--honors students enrich their undergraduate experience and prepare themselves for their future goals.

Through individualized learning experiences, such as faculty-mentored honors projects, honors students tailor their studies to meet distinctive goals and produce tangible expressions of their scholarly interests and academic abilities.  Honors students also receive targeted benefits and privileges which are designed to facilitate engagement and maximize learning.  We are very proud of our honors students and their accomplishments, and we welcome you to consider joining our community.

Read our flyer: Elevate Your Perspective

The University Honors Program Abroad

Non-UHP students can also participate in both the KSU in Italy and Brazil programs, so drafting friends into coming with you is encouraged!   

Honors in Italy

The UHP and KSU in Italy have partnered to offer an Honors study abroad option for the Summer of 2020. Students will have the opportunity to travel to Orvieto, a historic hill town in central Italy, and earn 6 hours of Honors credit by taking Culture and Context in Leadership or Cross-Cultural Psychology and one other course option. For Application Deadline information, course options and cost estimates, please check out this informational flyer.

K-State Students in Orvieto, Italy

K-State Students demonstrate their school spirit while studying in Italy.

Honors in Brazil 

Earn up to six hours of Honors credit in Summer 2020 with Brazil: Biology and Creative Writing. Join Profs. Elizabeth Dodd and Martha Smith-Caldas as they travel to the Pantanal region of Brazil from May 19 to June 1.  Read more at Summer 2020 Intersession in Brazil.

2017 Galapagos and Ecuador Study Tour

Dr. Dodd and Dr. Smith Caldas have led previous trips to Ecuador/the Galapagos Islands.  The group is pictured here in the Maquipucuna Cloud Forest (2017).  

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 Live Ideas, Undergraduate Primary Texts Journal

We encourage UHP students to publish their work in Crossing Borders, K-State's Undergraduate Research Journal or Live Ideas, an open access, peer-reviewed undergraduate journal co-produced by K-State students and faculty.