Some departments and colleges within Wichita State University offer the opportunity to receive honors recognition for excellence in the major. You may apply to these tracks as a Cohen Honors student, though it is not necessary to be a member of the Cohen Honors College to receive honors certification through your department. Each department/major determines its own departmental honors track within the guidelines determined by the Honors College council.

Departmental Honors tracks must consist of:

  • 12 credit hours of academic work
  • A senior thesis, project, recital or equivalent experience

Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in departmental honors work to receive the departmental honors designation on their diploma and transcript.

The following departments currently offer honors tracks:

Many Honors courses fulfill Wichita State’s general education requirements. Internships and Cooperative Education can be taken for Honors credits.