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More Meaningful Work

The Cohen Honors College offers students a different way to do their degree, designed to be broader, deeper, or more complex than traditional college study. 

A student in any major can earn an honors college distinction on the transcript or diploma. Earn the University Honors Minor by completing an honors seminar, research and design-thinking, and elective courses, or select an area of emphasis within the minor.

Ambitious students interested in multiple areas of study are encouraged to consider the Honors Baccalaureate major.

Develop your talents. Contribute to an intellectual, professional, or civic community. Do more meaningful work!

Wichita State University is an institutional member of the National Collegiate Honors Council and the Great Plains Honors CouncilThese organizations offer students applied learning, research, leadership, and networking opportunities regionally and nationally.


Cohen Honors students work toward an Honors distinction listed on the diploma and transcript.

Learn about more Honors Benefits

In addition to challenging and engaging courses, Honors offers multiple benefits to students who want to maximize their college education, including priority enrollment and 24/7 access to study areas in the honors student lounge in Shocker Hall Building A.

Apply for a Cohen Enhancement Scholarship

Thanks to the naming gifts from Dorothy & Bill Cohen, Honors students with high financial need receive a scholarship each year, and all students can apply for a scholarship of up to $4000 to support applied learning such as study abroad, student exchange, research, service-learning, and unpaid internships in the nonprofit or public sector.

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