Documents and Forms

Options for Earning Upper-Division Honors Credit

Honors students may choose from a variety of ways to earn upper-division honors credit related to their majors. Each option requires the submission of a proposal form appropriate for the type of course or experience.

  • Contract forms should be submitted at the beginning of the semester in which the contract work will be completed.
  • Internship and applied learning forms should be submitted before the project begins.
  • Research assistance, teaching assistance, and directed studies forms should be submitted at least two weeks before the start of the semester in which the contracts will be fulfilled.

*Several of the forms below require a signature which should be scanned and submitted to the Honors College. Free mobile scanning apps are available at no cost. A few options can be found here. 

  • In Spring 2019, KSU is hosting the National Confernece on Undergraduate Research. You can find out more at this link. If you have questions, email Dr. Stallings.

    Let us know if this is your plan at this link.

  • Honors Contract Handout

    • Students may collaborate directly with an instructor to turn any course into an Honors Learning Experience.
    • Students can customize a project to further their understanding of the Foundations of Honors Learning.
    • Workshops are available through the Honors College to equip students with the skills and tools to develop, pursue, and fulfill meaningful Honors contracts.

    Contract Proposal Form

    • Students learn while they gain experience related to their majors by focusing on one of the Foundations of Honors Learning through a special project during an internship experience.

    Internship Proposal Form

    • An applied learning experience is a less formal way than an internship to acquire hands-on experience related to your major.  Some common types of applied learning include volunteering, shadowing a professional, and tutoring (in each case, the experience should be related to your major in a substantial way).

      Applied Learning Proposal Form
    • Students develop teaching and leadership skills and document evidence of their Honors learning while working as a Teaching Assistant with one of their professors.

      Teaching Assistant Proposal Form
    • Students develop a special course of study that is directed by a faculty member. They learn project management skills while activating deep learning in an area of study.

      Directed Study Instructions
  • Fall 2018 HON 4497 Syllabus

    You will submit a signature form showing your capstone faculty supervisor's and department/school liaison's approval at three points:

    Initial Checkpoint (September 7, 2018):

    Midterm Checkpoint (October 1, 2018):

    Submit draft (October 29, 2018) to faculty supervisor by email.

    Submit revised draft (November 9, 2018) to faculty supervisor and department/school liaison by email.

    Final Checkpoint (November 27, 2018):

  • Fall 2018 HON 4499 Syllabus

    You will submit information and a signature form showing your capstone faculty supervisor's and department/school liaison's approval at three points:

    Initial Checkpoint (September 7, 2018):

    Midterm Checkpoint (October 1, 2018):

    Submit draft (October 29, 2018) to faculty supervisor by email.

    Submit revised draft (November 9, 2018) to faculty supervisor and department/school liaison by email.

    Final Checkpoint (November 27, 2018):

    If you're an Honors student planning to graduate this semester, we'd love to hear your future plans. Please fill out the Honors Alumni form located here.

  • Support is available for presentation of Honors projects at professional conferences.
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