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The Honors Program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney offers exceptional students the opportunity to excel in academic, leadership, and personal development during their undergraduate career. This four-year program enriches and supplements all academic majors at the University through special classes, an Honors learning community, scholarly projects (research and creative activity), study abroad, leadership development, and service learning.
The program is designed for students of high academic abilities and ambitions, offering a 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. In addition to the course requirements described below, Honors Students are expected to engage in other developmental opportunities.
First-time freshman may apply to the Honors Program after being admitted to UNK. This should be done in the Spring of their Senior high school year. They should have an ACT score of 27 or higher, rank in the top 25% of their high school class, and complete the on-line application including an essay and a letter of recommendation.
Students who do not meet the criteria above may apply to join the Honors program after completing one semester at UNK (12 hours or more). This should be done prior to registering for Fall classes, which happens in the Spring semester of the freshman year. These applicants should complete the on-line application, and must include a letter of recommendation from one of their first semester instructors. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.5.