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Honors College Curriculum

The Honors College offers multiple Honors distinctions, ranging from a 12-credit Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar transcript distinction, to a 12-credit Honors Interdisciplinary Track, which together make the 24-credit Minor in University Honors, which forms the foundation to an Honors Baccalaureate (H.B.) conferred by the Honors College. Learn more from the information below.

Honors Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate understanding of the scholarship behind at least two disciplines’ or professions’ core principles/practices;
  • Communicate effectively across disciplines and/or professions;
  • Address an urgent intellectual question, creative debate, or real-world problem through research or creativity activity;
  • Contribute to an intellectual, creative, or civic community;
  • Reflect on individual development.

Honors College Overview

See how the Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar Program, Honors Interdisciplinary Tracks, University Honors Minor and Honors Baccalaureate fit together.

» Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar Program
Students who complete the Honors Scholar Program requirements earn a transcript designation. Honors students are expected to take at least one Honors course (3 credit hours) each year. These courses are scheduled to fit within the first-semester cohort course schedule.

» Honors Interdisciplinary Tracks
Students who complete an Honors Interdisciplinary Track earn a transcript designation.

University Honors Minor
Students who complete the 12-credit Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar Program and a 12-credit Honors Interdisciplinary Track earn the University Honors Minor and the diploma designation “University Honors." For detailed information, please see the University Honors Minor Check Sheet (PDF).

Honors Baccalaureate
Students who complete the University Honors Minor, 3 credit hours of thesis work and 36 credits of major coursework in two to three academic areas are eligible for an Honors Baccalaureate. 

Departmental Honors Tracks

Some departments and colleges within Wichita State University offer the opportunity to receive honors recognition through your major. Check out these departmental honors tracks here.

Additional Options and Planning

» Honors Options Contract
The Honors Options Contract allows students to work with their instructors to earn Honors credit for most regular WSU classes.

» Honors Curriculum Check Sheet (PDF)
Refer to this PDF document for detailed Honors College curriculum requirements.

Suggested Course Sequences - what it looks like

Suggested Course Sequence for Incoming Freshmen
An approximate example of what a journey through Honors would look like to a student starting out at Wichita State as a freshman. If you have specific questions about your situation, please email us at honors@wichita.edu or call us at (316) 978-3375.

Suggested Course Sequence for Incoming Transfers
An approximate example of what a journey through Honors would look like to a student transferring to Wichita State from another institution. If you have specific questions about your situation, please email us at honors@wichita.edu or call us at (316) 978-3375.

Useful Details

  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.25 is required for the Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar Program and Interdisciplinary Tracks
  • Meeting with your departmental and honors advisors each semester is strongly recommended.
  • Many honors courses also satisfy general education requirements. Check with your advisor to ensure your course selections are efficient.
  • Honors coursework can include Independent Study, Cooperative Education and Internships—just make sure you register for these under the designated Honors numbers.


Looking to get a specific question answered? Contact the Honors College at honors@wichita.edu or 316-978-3375. We're happy to help!