Student Honors
Student Honors

Becoming recognized as a Global Studies major takes hard work, dedication, and a commitment to make the most of your time and resources here at the university. The Global Studies program provides opportunities for highly motivated students to achieve excellence.

Honors Program

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.

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Each semester, a select number of Global Studies majors graduate with distinction, collaborate with faculty on UCARE projects, and are recipients of prestigious national scholarships such as Boren and Fulbright. Meet with your Global Studies Advisor to learn how you can make connections with respective people around campus who will help propel you to the next level.

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Graduating with Distinction

In recognition of outstanding academic excellence, the College 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.



Graduating with distinction is different than graduating with honors. Graduating with honors requires that a student complete program requirements, while distinction is awarded by the student’s college.

Distinction vs. Honors