MinorUniversity Honors

A minor in university honors from the Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College at Wichita State gives students a way to take their academic achievement to a higher level. As an Honors student, you'll make the most out of your time at WSU, become better prepared for graduate school and the job market—and have the prestige of graduating with an Honors distinction.

Learn how University Honors is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

For students entering WSU with fewer than 24 hours of college credit:

  • A minimum high school GPA of 3.7
  • Or composite ACT score of 27 (SAT 1280)

For students with 24 or more hours of college credit

  • A minimum college GPA of 3.5
  • Or composite ACT score of 27 (SAT 1280)

Special Admission: Students who do not meet the ordinary admission requirements are invited to apply. Check the special admission box on the application and give your reasons for applying.

Inside the Program

Honors student fights workplace discrimination through U.S. EEOC internship

Shortly after graduating from WSU, Honors College student Katie Deutsch lent the skills she learned in college to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). 

Her job involved working in the EEOC's Office of the General Counsel, assisting economists in conducting legislative and judicial research.

Although Katie wasn't initially qualified for the position, she applied anyway and was ultimately chosen.


The 24-credit-hour minor comprises 12 credit hours within the Emory Lindquist Honors Scholars program and the completion of a 12-credit-hour Honors interdisciplinary track.


Thanks to WSU's extensive network of employer connections, students in every major have opportunities to gain real-world experience—helping them build a resume, make professional connections and land their dream jobs.

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