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The Honors Program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney offers exceptional students an opportunity to explore in depth the intellectual and cultural concepts that have shaped our society. This four-year program enriches and supplements all academic majors at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. It provides students with small classes—small enough that the members can actively engage in discussion. This program also offers interdisciplinary seminars which bring together knowledge from various fields. Finally, the program offers an excellent opportunity for independent study.
While the Honors Program at UNK is primarily an academic program, it offers students a number of diverse social and personal opportunities. By choosing the Honors Hall, Mens Hall (a co-educational residence hall), students may engage in a unique living experience that provides a sense of community among Honors students, study groups, leadership opportunities, and social activities. Of course, since these students experience so much together, they also form lasting friendships with both their fellow students and their faculty. Those who participate in the Honors Hall experience a residential college at its finest.
Designed for students of high academic abilities and ambitions, the Honors Program offers an exciting and challenging experience in the Liberal Arts tradition. Specialized sections of Honors General Studies courses enhance student-faculty interaction, emphasize discussion in a seminar atmosphere, and increase opportunities for intellectual exploration. The four-year Honors Program enriches and supplements all academic majors in the university. The Honors Program also offers interdisciplinary seminars, and excellent opportunities for undergraduate research and independent study.
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 semesters students are required to take four courses, or twelve (12) hours from the General Studies requirements, at least one Honors course per semester. During the final four semesters, students must complete twelve (12) hours of Honors Options, which are chosen from the 300-400 (junior/senior) level courses taken from their disciplines; the final Honors Option is considered the Honors Senior Study.