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Honors Pillars and Abilities

More Meaningful Work

The Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College challenges ambitious students to develop their talents to create a better future.

The college offers several curriculum paths for students in any major to earn honors distinctions on the transcript or diploma. We facilitate undergraduate research programs open to all students. We invite faculty from all discplines to experiment and collaborate on courses and curriculum. 

Above all, the Cohen Honors community aims to do more meaningful work on campus and in the community.


Plan Your Honors Program of Study

Honors is a different way to do your degree, designed to be measurably broader, deeper, or more complex than traditional college-level learning. Several different Honors curriculum paths comprised of courses that meet general education or major requirements allow you to choose how you earn honors. You may earn one or several honors distinctions on the transcript or diploma.

Not yet an Honors student but curious? Request to take an Honors course by completing the Seminar Course Permission form available on the Forms Directory page.

All curriculum paths require you to complete  an applied learning experience such as research, service-learning, internship, or study abroad. Thanks to a generous gift from Dorothy and Bill Cohen, the college supports students to engage outside the classroom.


Wichita State University is an institutional member of the National Collegiate Honors Council and the Great Plains Honors Council.
These organizations offer students opportunities for applied learning, research, leadership, and networking with Honors students regionally and nationally. Check out their websites to learn more, and contact the Honors Advisor about your interests.