Development of the Cohen Honors College

We've been working hard to ensure that Honors grows and changes with the needs of our students. Check back for updates on the plans for Honors at Wichita State. 

Honors Baccalaureate

Honors Minor Curriculum

Cohen Honors College Concept: A dedication to innovation

Establish a Wichita State Cohen Honors College culture that stimulates intellectual curiosity, welcomes diversity, promotes responsibility, and inspires transformative leadership.

The Cohen Honors College will benefit the University by:

  • Attracting and retaining academically exceptional and highly motivated students from the Wichita area, the region, the nation, and the world
  • Enhancing the recruitment of high-achieving transfer students
  • Increasing undergraduate enrollment
  • Increasing student-faculty collaboration in teaching, research and service
  • Attracting and retaining high-quality faculty and staff
  • Creating compelling connections across disciplines and with the greater Wichita community
  • Enhancing the academic reputation of the University

The Cohen Honors College will benefit students and faculty by: 

  • Emphasizing academic rigor along with exploration, creativity, and discovery
  • Providing Honors students individualized advising and priority enrollment
  • Engaging students in intellectual dialogue and real-world problems
  • Facilitating undergraduate research across campus
  • Preparing students for top graduate schools, competitive national scholarships, and leadership roles in professional careers
  • Supporting interdisciplinary courses and curriculum development
  • Serving as a curricular laboratory for faculty to experiment with course design and content

Student Senate Resolution in Support of the Creation of the Honors College 2013

Annual Report 2013-2014

Future of Honors Working Group 2012-2013

Senate Vote to support the Honors College Concept: (VII. New Business)

Report of Faculty Fellows 2013