MinorUniversity Honors

A minor in university honors from the Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College at Wichita State gives students a way to take their academic achievement to a higher level. As an Honors student, you'll make the most out of your time at WSU, become better prepared for graduate school and the job market—and have the prestige of graduating with an Honors distinction.

Learn how University Honors is the right fit for you.

 
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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

For students entering WSU with fewer than 24 hours of college credit:

  • A minimum high school GPA of 3.7
  • Or composite ACT score of 27 (SAT 1280)

For students with 24 or more hours of college credit

  • A minimum college GPA of 3.5
  • Or composite ACT score of 27 (SAT 1280)

Special Admission: Students who do not meet the ordinary admission requirements are invited to apply. Check the special admission box on the application and give your reasons for applying.

Inside the Program

Honors student improves leadership while helping others

As an Honors major, Sarah Myose had the opportunity to help out in the community by teaching a weekly pre-literacy class at the Wichita Indochinese Center.

They introduced immigrants and refugees to the basic English needed to fill out forms and applications, often to help with employment, health care or education. 

Myose used the hands-on experience to improve their leadership skills.

“I came in not feeling really very confident about my soft skills, being able to teach people and be in that leadership position,” they said. “I learned more about how I can react in a position where I’m the teacher, where I’m the one with some of the leadership authority.”

Curriculum

The 24-credit-hour minor comprises 12 credit hours within the Emory Lindquist Honors Scholars program and the completion of a 12-credit-hour Honors interdisciplinary track.

Careers

Thanks to WSU's extensive network of employer connections, students in every major have opportunities to gain real-world experience—helping them build a resume, make professional connections and land their dream jobs.

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