The Sterling College Honors Program was designed to enhance the educational program of academically advanced students. Admission to the Honors Program is by invitation to freshmen students based on high school academic record and ACT or SAT scores. A 3.5 cumulative GPA is required for admission to the Honors Program.

Participants in the Honors Program will complete Honors Program courses and participate in extracurricular activities such as cultural trips, concerts, and meals with guest speakers on campus. Recent activities have included trips to The Nelson-Adkins museum in Kansas City, a day at JapanFest, and attendance at Wichita Symphony performances.

If you are interested and think you may qualify for the Honors Program, ask your admissions counselor for more information or complete the application below.

Application Form

Course Descriptions

HR201 Non-western Culture & History: Ancient Societies through the Renaissance Period 3 Credits
An interdisciplinary history/literature general education course covering non-Western culture and history from the Ancient through the Renaissance period. (Fulfills Literature or History General Education Requirement)

HR202 Non-Western Culture & History: Enlightenment to the Contemporary Period 3 Credits
An interdisciplinary history/literature general education course covering non-Western culture and history from the Enlightenment through the contemporary period. (Fulfills Literature or History General Education Requirement)

HR211 Western Culture & History: Ancient to Renaissance 3 Credits
An interdisciplinary history/literature general education course covering Western culture and history from ancient societies through the Renaissance period. (Fulfills Literature or History General Education Requirement)

HR212 Western Culture & History: Enlightenment to the Contemporary Period 3 Credits
An interdisciplinary history/literature general education course covering Western culture and history from the Enlightenment through the contemporary period. (Fulfills Literature or History General Education Requirement)

HR232 Engaging with Texts 1 Credit
This course allows students to focus on one or two texts of significance in one of many disciplines. Taught by faculty from various disciplines

HR289 Honors Topics 1-3 Credits
This course covers a topic of interdisciplinary interest for Honors Program students. Recent topics have included Global Impact, Creativity and Innovation, the Life and Work of Blaise Pascal, and the Civil Rights Movement.

TM102-H Intro to Old Testament (Honors)
Honors Section of General Education Requirement

TM103-H Intro to New Testament (Honors)
Honors Section of General Education Requirement

TM366-H (Honors)
Honors Section of General Education Requirement