The Washburn University Honors Program aims to provide the best academic experience for our students who are choosing to go above and beyond in their college experience. With this in mind, the Honors Program provides Honors students with unique benefits to assist the students in their academic excellence. These include:
In addition to these day-to-day benefits, the Honors Program also provides the opportunity to be recognized both at Graduation and on student transcripts. The Honors Program recently changed its policy on graduation recognition, directly in conjunction with input from students in the Program. There are three levels of curricular recognition and three levels of distinction based on involvement and service both in the Honors Program and in the community.
Honors Associate - 12 Hours of Honors Credit
Honors Scholar - 18 Hours of Honors Credit
Honors Graduate - 24 Hours of Honors Credit
* All Honors students must complete an Honors Thesis Project or similar scholarly project (e.g., scholarly/creative WTE, or capstone project within major), regardless of tier.
No Distinction - No involvement
With Distinction - 50 Hours of involvement/community service, 35 of which are in the Honors Program
With High Distinction - 100 Hours of involvement/community service, 75 of which are in the Honors Program
* Each curricular tier can be combined with any level of distinction.