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Honors Program

Kutztown's distinctive Honors Program is open to qualified students in all major fields. The Honors Program is designed to provide academic and leadership opportunities.

The program, which is undergraduate in nature and open to full-time students, is comprised of a minimum of 21 credits in Honors courses including a senior Honors capstone project. The 21 Honors credits count toward the students' minimum of 120 credits that is regularly required for graduation. Honors students select specially designed Honors courses, course-by-contracts, independent studies, and internships to earn Honors credit. Students are also required to complete 30 hours of community service before graduation. 

Prospective students who have applied to Kutztown University and have been identified as potential Honors students based on their high school record and SAT scores, transfer students from other Honors Programs, and incumbent students who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, qualify to join the Honors Program. The Honors Program at Kutztown University offers an enriching academic and social opportunity for high-achieving students.  

President Hawkinson with Honors Students at Coffee Connections Event

4 students at Honors event, Coffee Connections

3 students at Honors event, Coffee Connections

On Tuesday, November 7th, the Honors Program hosted the inaugural Coffee Connections event. This event is designed to connect current students with administrators. Honors Students had a chance to mingle with Dr. Hawkinson, President, and Dr. Wells, Vice Provost, while enjoying delicious pastries and coffee. The Honors Program is thankful to be supported by KU's wonderful administrators!