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Honors First-Year Seminars

All students enroll in an Honors seminar during their first semester.  The seminar serves as an introduction to Honors, the resources offered by the University of Kansas, and an academic area of interest.

While closely examining a specific topic, students develop skills in research, reading, writing, and in-depth discussion. The instructor of the seminar serves as the Honors Faculty Mentor for the enrolled students.  Please see the seminar offerings below.

Freshmen Seminars:

Fall 22 First-Year Seminars

Current/Transfer Student Seminars:



KU Today
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