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DOROTHY AND BILL COHEN HONORS COLLEGE

Honors Curriculum Overview

The requirements to earn an Honors distinction on your WSU transcript or diploma are designed to be rigorous yet flexible. For detailed information on course offerings by semester, please see the Schedule of Courses page on the Registrar's site. To begin planning your course of study, download an Honors Requirements tracking sheet from our Forms page.

Honors Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar Program
Most Honors students start by working toward the Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar distinction. Combining Honors general education courses with academic research and creative activity, the Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar program is the heart of the Honors College. It is designed for incoming first-year students but open to all Honors students. Students who complete the 12-credit Honors Scholar Program requirements earn a transcript designation. » Learn more about the Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar Program

Honors Interdisciplinary Tracks
Continuing and transfer students may choose to pursue an upper-level interdisciplinary track, such as Leadership or Law and Public Policy. Students may petition the Dean to design an upper-division interdisciplinary track. Students who complete a 12-credit Honors Interdisciplinary Track earn a transcript designation. » Learn more about the Honors Interdisciplinary Tracks

Some departments and colleges within Wichita State University offer the opportunity to receive honors recognition through your major. » Learn more about departmental honors tracks

University Honors Minor. Students who complete the Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar Program and an Honors Interdisciplinary Track earn the University Honors Minor and University Honors on their diploma.

Honors Baccalaureate. Ambitious students who complete the Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar Program and an Honors Interdisciplinary Track, 36 credits of coursework in two to three academic areas, and an Honors thesis or comprehensive project earn the Honors Baccalaureate degree. » Learn more about the Honors Baccalaureate

Honors-to-Honors Transfer
Students who transfer to WSU having completed all or part of an Honors Program at a community college should speak to the Honors College Dean about having those credits counted toward University Honors.

Questions? Contact honors@wichita.edu or 316-978-3375.