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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.

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Summer Orientation and Enrollment (O&E)

New students enrolling for their first semester during June 2019 are encouraged to drop by 215 Fairchild Hall between Noon and 5 PM on their O&E day if they would like to learn more about the Honors Program, discuss UHP course options, and/or obtain UHP course permissions.  Students can come by before or after they meet with their departmental advisor, depending on the time of that appointment.

In addition, here is a list of Fall 2019 Honors courses that specifically target or might be suitable for new students in their first semester at K-State:

Fall 2019 Course List for First-Year Students

The University Honors Program Abroad

Honors Students in Italy

The UHP and KSU in Italy have partnered to offer an Honors study abroad option for the Summer of 2019. 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 ANTH 399 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 Students in Ecuador 

Earn up to six hours of Honors credit in Summer 2019 with Ecuador: Biology, Creative Writing, and Geography. This interdisciplinary program will underscore the vital importance of making connections between disciplines.  Join Profs. Elizabeth Dodd, Martha Smith-Caldas, and Marcellus Caldas for this exciting opportunity from May 21 to June 3. Read more at Biology, Creative Writing, and Geography in Ecuador.  

2017 Galapagos and Ecuador Study Tour

Students from the 2017 K-State Ecuador/Gal├ípagos Study Abroad Program are pictured in the Maquipucuna Cloud Forest in Ecuador. 

Non-UHP students can also participate in both the KSU in Italy and Galapagos and Ecuador programs (so drafting friends into coming with you is encouraged).   


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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.