University Honors Program

University Honors Program

 Honors Program

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    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    University Honors Program

    800 W. Main Street
    2115 Andersen Library
    Whitewater, WI 53190

    (262) 472-1296


    The University Honors Program (UHP) is an academic experience for motivated undergraduate students who seek a challenging and intellectually enriched learning environment.  The program cultivates students in their academic development by providing small classes and seminars, led by some of the university's most accomplished teachers and scholars, and by allowing students to work one-on-one with their professors on customized H-Option projects. 

    Further, through high-impact practices such as study abroad/ travel study, Honors conference participation, the Honors Advantage Learning Community, special field trips, service learning projects, and scholarship opportunities, the program supports Honors students to achieve their full potential as students, prospective professionals, and future civic leaders.  Finally, the program has fashioned fruitful collaborations with the Undergraduate Research Program and the McNair Scholars Program.


    1. New H-Option Project Guidelines were passed in May 2015 by the Honors Council to ensure the quality of all H-Option Projects.     

    2. NEW Distribution Requirement for first-year Honors students: 

    At least 6 of the 21 Honors credits must be completed in 300 or 400 level courses (as H-Option projects and/or Honors courses/sections).

    3. NEW Honors 498 courses (1 credit, S/NC): 

    Fall 2015: 498.01 Multicultural Events:

    Dr. Elizabeth Kim                                                                                                                          Students will attend four (4) multicultural events on campus and meet several Tuesday mornings as a breakfast club to share what they've learned.  Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Kim, the Director of the UHP.                                                                                                                         

    Spring 2016, 1st five weeks: 498.02 Honors Common Read:

    Dr. Josh MabieThis year's book is Will Allen's The Good Food Revolution. Some class sessions will involve cooking good, nutritious foods while discussing the book.  Field trip to Will Allen's celebrated community garden, Growing Power, in Milwaukee.  Instructor: Dr. Josh Mabie, Languages and Literatures. Class capacity: 20.

    Spring 2016, 2nd five weeks: 498.03 Honors Seminar:

    Dr. David Reinhart                                                                                                                                        This year's seminar is titled Racism without Racists: Learning from Ferguson and Baltimore.  Instructor: Dr. David Reinhart, Philosophy and Religious Studies. Class capacity: 20.


    SPRING 2016 Honors Classes

    Course Course Name Time Course #
    BEINDP 290 Business Writing MoWe 1:00-1:50PM 3004
    COMM 110 Intro to Human Communication TuTh 9:30-10:45AM 3369
    COMM 228 Interpersonal Communication MoWe 3:30-4:45PM 3237
    GENED 120 Historical Perspectives MoWe 11:00AM-12:15PM 3914
    GENED 140 Global Perspectives TuTh 8:00-9:15AM 3661
    GENED 390 World of Ideas TuTh 11:00AM-12:15PM 4121
    HONORS 498 Honors Common Read TuTh 3:30-4:45PM1 3075
    HONORS 498 Honors Seminar Tu 5:00-7:30PM2 3076
    MANGEMNT 301 Organizational Behavior MoWe 9:30-10:45AM 3021

    1Course begins on 19 January and ends 18 February 

    2Course begins on 23 February and ends 29 March


    Travel Study to UK                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

    The first Honors Travel Study class to the United Kingdom was a huge success!  Seventeen students, led by Dr. Melissa Deller and Dr. Jolly Emrey, had rich and varied experiences studying about the history and culture of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 17 May to 8 June 2015.

    Andrew Phillips

    Andrew Phillips, May 2015 graduate with a B.S. degree in Chemistry, a Goldwater Scholarship recipient, and Honors Student Association officer, will begin his MD-PhD studies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.   Congratulations to Andrew!   One of our amazing alumni!

    If you know of an amazing Honors student who deserves to be in the spotlight, please let the University Honors Program know at: Thank You!


    University Honors Program
    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    800 W. Main Street
    2115 Andersen Library
    Whitewater, WI 53190
    (262) 472-1296

    Contact the Director

    Dr. Elizabeth Kim
    University Honors Director
    (262) 472-1296

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