University Honors Program Completion Requirements
The Kansas State University Honors Program is intended to recognize high achievement of outstanding students who go beyond the curriculum requirements for a given degree program to meet the challenges of completing advanced study, scholarship, leadership, and citizenship activities.
7 credit hours requiredUniversity Level
Retreat for new students prior to fall semester (optional)
- These include university honors courses and new courses generated by departments. Such courses can be honors sections of required courses or elective seminars (most are 3 credit hours).
- Alternative opportunities (e.g., study abroad) to generate university-level honor credit hours must be approved by both the director of the University Honors Program and the college coordinator (or appropriate college representative). Students cannot use a given activity for both university- and college-level credit. Under no circumstances will students be allowed to arrange for credit after the experience is completed.
College of Engineering Component
The College of Engineering welcomes qualified students to join the University Honors Program at any point in their academic careers in which they become academically eligible for admission into the University Honors Program.
College of Engineering Requirements
DEN 399 - Engineering Honors Colloquium (required) Colloquium available in spring semesters.
3-4 creditsHonors Project (required)
Capstone research or creative project, including presentation of findings to faculty and/or students. Requires supervision by a faculty mentor.
University Honors Courses
These are in addition to any courses taken for the university-level requirements listed in the University Honors Program.
Leadership/Other Honors Activities
(*PDU: professional development unit)
- Activities shown in the following list are intended only as examples of ways by which PDUs may be earned. PDUs listed for each example are not intended to be absolute. Note that no one activity can be repeated for additional PDUs.
- International study abroad or national student exchange (3).
- Faculty-led study tour (1).
- Summer professional internship (2).
- Semester co-op experience (3).
- Community service including activities organized by Engineers Without Borders, Kansas State University, etc. (1 to 2).
- Submission of a design or written paper or poster for regional and/or national student competition (2). Personally presenting the paper or poster at a national meeting, add (1). Placing in the top 3 at the national level, add (1).
- Participation on an engineering-sponsored student competition team at the regional or national level (2). If serving as team leader, add (1).
- Student organization leadership position (local chapter president or vice president or equivalent) (1).
- Engineering Ambassador (1).
- Application for nationally competitive scholarship awards (Rhodes, Marshal, Truman, Goldwater, Udall, or equivalent) (2).
- Graduate coursework (1 PDU for each credit hour of 700 level or higher taken for graduate credit).
- Modern languages (1 PDU for each credit of 200 level or higher of a spoken modern language course or other as approved. Does not include literature or history courses.).
- Participation in a College of Engineering-supported learning community (1).
- Steel Ring (1).
University Honors Program
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-3506
College of Engineering Honors Advisors:
Gary Clark, Rathbone 1046, 532-5590, email@example.com
Architectural Engineering & Construction Science
Kimberly Kramer, Seaton 240, 532-3576, firstname.lastname@example.org
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Stacy Hutchinson, Seaton 043B, 532-2943, email@example.com
Larry Glasgow, Durland 1013, 532-4314, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hani Melhem, Fiedler 2127, 532-1584, email@example.com
Computing and Information Sciences
Doina Caragea, Nichols 234, 532-7908, firstname.lastname@example.org
Electrical and Computer Engineering
William Kuhn, Rathbone 2065, 532-4649, email@example.com
Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
John Wu, Durland 2018, 532-3734, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
David Pacey, Rathbone 3032, 532-2610, email@example.com