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University Honors Program

Washburn University Honors Program


The University Honors Program at Washburn provides opportunities for highly motivated students to enrich their educational experience in numerous ways. Honors students at Washburn are offered special honors sections of existing courses, unique honors seminars and colloquia that satisfy general education requirements, independent research projects, close working relationships with distinguished faculty, individual advising, and special intellectual, cultural, and social activities. These exclusive opportunities create a more in-depth learning environment and foster a better educational experience.

Honors students receive recognition at an annual Spring Banquet, in addition to recognition on graduation transcripts and a special graduation stole unique to the University Honors Program.

The program fits well with Washburn's many four-year degree programs. To ensure this, students work directly with the Honors Director to organize Washburn's many resources to create ample opportunities to explore, relate, and assimilate diverse learning experiences.

Other benefits include, but are not limited to, opportunities to receive special scholarships and assistance to complete scholarship applications are other benefits of belonging to the University Honors Program.

Getting In

Incoming freshman students are especially encouraged to inquire about the University Honors Program. Individuals may apply on their own, be recommended by their high school or college faculty, or be invited to apply by the Director of the University Honors Program. Students who demonstrate a strong probability of benefiting from and contributing to the program will be offered University Honors membership. Although proven scholastic performance is important, the Honors Director will place substantial emphasis on student interest and motivation in pursuing membership and involvement in the Honors Program.

The office for the University Honors Program is located in Henderson Learning Center (HC) 110. The Honors Study Lounge exclusively for Honors students is located in HC101.

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