Academic recognition takes hard work, dedication, and a commitment to make the most of your time and resources here at the university. The Honors Program and Graduating with Distinction are two opportunities for highly motivated students to achieve excellence.
The Honors Program at the University of Nebraska is a university-wide community of scholars — an intense intellectual experience for top students in a major research university setting. The Honors Program gives students who strive for academic excellence an opportunity to explore new knowledge through research, to participate actively in a process of discovery, and appreciate and respect a diversity of opinions.
Graduating with Distinction
In recognition of outstanding academic excellence, the College of Arts and Sciences recommends the bachelors degree With Distinction, With High Distinction, and With Highest Distinction. Candidates must fulfill the specific criteria in addition to all of the general criteria and procedures applicable to all distinction classifications.