Research and Creative Projects

The Honors Program strongly encourages its students from all disciplines to include research in their undergraduate experience, no matter what the area of study. Students also are encouraged to present their research at honors and professional conferences and to seek publication when applicable. Students should talk with their professors and honors staff regularly about their research interests to help them define their goals.

Projects range from experimental (science, mathematics, and behavioral sciences) to historical research to fine arts and engineering projects. Research projects require significant individual initiative in designing an appropriate project. After deciding on an area of interest, students must seek out a faculty member with knowledge in the area as an advisor.

See also:

Honors Research webpage

Center for Undergraduate Research


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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
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