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- Gary Davis, Director
- J. Christensen, Assistant Director
Designed for students of high academic abilities, the Honors Program offers an exciting
experience in the liberal arts tradition. Small classes enhance student-faculty
interaction and increase opportunities for intellectual exploration. At the same time,
this four-year program enriches and supplements all academic majors in the university. It
also offers interdisciplinary seminars and an excellent opportunity for independent study.
Students will mix with the larger university community and reap the benefits of social and
The Honors Program offers a four-year academic program which
traditionally requires that students complete twenty-four hours of Honors
courses spread over the entire collegiate career. During the first four or five
semesters students typically are required to take five three-credit hour honors
courses from the General Studies requirements, at least one general studies
Honors course per semester. During the final four semesters, students must
complete nine hours of 300-400 (junior-senior) level courses taken from their
disciplines; the final three hours of the nine required is considered a Senior
- First-time freshmen must normally have a minimum ACT score of 26 or above,
rank in the top 25% of their high school class, and complete an essay.
- Upon completing 12 credit hours students currently enrolled at UNK may
apply for admission to the Honors Program. These students must have at least a
3.5 cumulative grade point average, must complete an essay (same topics as
above), and must interview with the Director and Assistant Director.
- The Honors Program offers several room waiver scholarships to incoming
freshmen. Students who remain in the Program and in good standing (maintenance
of a 3.25 cumulative grade point average) may hold these scholarships for four
years. In addition, the Program offers Merit and other Honors scholarships.
Honors scholarship winners may hold tuition or other scholarships as well.
- Traditionally, two students in each incoming freshman class receive the
Omaha World Herald/Kearney Hub Scholarship. This scholarship provides tuition,
room, board, fees, and books for four years, again with maintenance of a 3.25
cumulative grade point average.
Students may participate in the Honors Program without a scholarship.
- For additional information contact:
- Director of UNK Honors Program
Memorial Student Affairs Building, Room 112
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849-0001
Phone: 234-8497 or 865-8172
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11 May 2006