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The Honors Program

The Honors Curriculum

An Honors education at UK opens up an exciting world of inquiry, including research, education abroad, and service that will challenge students intellectually, provide access to the most creative minds at UK, and prepare participants for advanced study and to make a difference in the world upon graduation. The Honors curriculum requires Honors coursework in UK Core Inquiry, participation in at least two for-credit Honors Experiences, a Senior Capstone, and a choice of coursework campus-wide to fulfill the educational goals of the Honors student. There are Honors Course expectations across the academic career of the student, opportunities for residential experiences in Honors Living Learning Communities, particularly during the first two years, academic flexibility, and enhanced advising an co-curricular opportunities.

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Global Scholars

The Honors Program and Gatton College’s Global Scholars Program began a formal partnership in Fall 2014.  This partnership combines the Global Scholars curriculum and Honors Program curriculum into one academic pathway.  To this end, Global Scholars has become a customized option within the larger Honors context.  Students participating in Global Scholars fulfill both Global Scholars requirements and Honors Program requirements simultaneously, and students earn an Honors Program designation and distinction on their diploma and final transcript upon graduation.

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Social Enterprise Scholars

The Gatton College of Business and Economics and the Honors Program have designed a unique business pathway program aimed at providing students with marketing, management, and entrepreneurship skills. Through completion of this program, students will gain the expertise in business to become agents of change within a variety of communities including the non-profit business sector, both locally and in a global context.

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SEAM - Scholars in Engineering and Management

The Honors Program and the Scholars in Engineering and Management (SEAM) Program began a formal partnership in Fall 2014.  This partnership combines the SEAM curriculum and Honors Program curriculum into one academic pathway.  To this end, SEAM has become a customized option within the larger Honors context.  Students participating in SEAM fulfill both SEAM requirements and Honors Program requirements simultaneously, and students earn an Honors Program designation and distinction on their diploma and final transcript upon graduation.

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Scholars in Nursing

The Scholars in Nursing Program is a specialized Honors Program pathway designed to provide opportunities to participate in advanced research, advanced practice nursing, and teaching to high achieving students majoring in nursing.  This program provides opportunities for in-depth study of advanced nursing concept and skills, promotes professionalism, and prepares future nurses for leadership, practice, teaching and/or research careers.

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