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Freshman Honors Seminars

In their first year, all students are required to enroll in a 1-credit-hour First Year Honors seminar (HNRS 190) that serves as an introduction to the Honors Program, the resources offered by the University of Kansas and one of their academic areas of interest.

While closely examining a specific topic, students develop their skills in research, reading, writing and in-depth discussion. The instructor of the student's seminar also serves as the academic honors advisor for the enrolled students.

Students must enroll in the seminar in the fall semester of their freshman year; seminars are required for students to complete their degree with Honors.  For transfer students, a transfer seminar (HNRS 195) is available.

Fall 2017 Seminar Courses

Check back later this Spring for a listing of Fall 2018 seminars!


Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty
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