What are Honors Experiential Tracks?
Tracks are pathways for students to enrich their second or third year around a topic that excites and motivates them. Tracks are open to Honors students and to all Nebraska students with a GPA of 3.5 or above. In addition to up to $1,500 to support experiential learning, students will take courses designed specifically for track students, and have priority access to unique campus and community opportunities. Explore your interests. Find your community. Gain experience.
Honors students participating in a track will complete the same total number of Honors hours and fulfill the same Honors requirements for graduation.
Each track focuses on four pillars, encouraging students to:
|Enroll in UHON 301H and 302H with your track cohort, plus choose a UHON 298H or 395H seminar related to your track.
|Pursue experiential learning (internship, education abroad, or research project), earning Honors credit through UHON 99H.
|Participate in special opportunities, such as Cooper Conversations, field trips, group volunteer opportunities, workshops, and retreats.
|Create an e-portfolio, and work with your peers on engaging group projects.
For the 2023-24 academic year, Honors offers the following track:
Track Leaders: Dr. Erin Sayer, Dr. Shinya Takahashi, and Explore Center staff
Learn: Enroll in UHON 301H (fall; 1 credit) and 302H (spring; 1 credit), as well as a relevant UHON 298H or 395H (3 credits) seminar, such as People, Plagues, and Public Health (298H), Psychological Development in Adolescence and Early Adulthood (395H), or The Science of Kids: Critical Issues in Developmental Psychology (395H).
Experience: Develop skills through volunteer opportunities with health-based community partners, health and wellbeing trainings, and professional school application workshops. Site visit examples include the Munroe-Meyer Institute, a free/low-income clinic, and the Nebraska Athletic Performance Lab.
Collaborate: Participate in Cooper Conversations and engage in healthcare industry visits and panel discussions with your track cohort. Past community guests have included medical professionals working in health disparities, professionals working in health administration, and mental health practitioners.
Create: Prepare strong professional or graduate school application materials. Create an e-portfolio to display your most meaningful experiences and undergraduate work.