Honors Program

The Kirkwood Community College Honors Program offers outstanding students the opportunity to push their academic boundaries, work closely with faculty in their career fields and make themselves more attractive to selective four-year schools.

Qualified students work with a faculty member to develop a one-credit-hour honors project. The nature of a student's honors project is left open to inspire creativity in both the student and the faculty member, as well as to allow for adaptation to a variety of disciplines.

The registration deadline for Honors Projects
for the fall 2019 semester is:
Friday, September 27.

Students can choose their honors project by:

  • Using one of the Phi Theta Kappa honors topics. (See full list). A study guide has been developed by PTK for each topic. Copies may be obtained from the honors program chair.
  • Developing a project based on an alternative study topic.
For further information, contact:

Peter Jauhiainen, Ph.D.
Honors Program Chair
330 Nielsen Hall
398-5899 ext. 5709

The application deadline for the Terry Moran Honors Scholarship is Monday, October 7. 
The Honors Program at Kirkwood is associated with the International Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honors Society for two-year colleges. However, students do not need to be PTK members to participate in the Honors Program.