Undergraduate Research

Research and teaching, as practiced at the University of Kansas, are mutually reinforcing with scholarly inquiry underlying and informing the educational experience at undergraduate, professional, and graduate levels.

The Honors Program strongly encourages its students from all disciplines to include research and other scholarly activity in their undergraduate experience - whether in the physical sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, business, journalism, engineering or architecture.

The Honors Program makes a special effort to identify research opportunities for students and assist them in making contacts with faculty research projects. Opportunities are also found in the weekly emails and our website.

There are many opportunities for students at KU to become involved in research. For more information, please visit the Center for Undergraduate Research.

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Why KU
  • 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