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Honors Program

Are you looking to challenge yourself and want to become a better problem solver in the world? The University Honors Programs are designed to foster outstanding students by providing a small community of intellectually-challenging peers with extra faculty attention and the tools to learn how to think critically and make connections between disciplines and then how to dive deep into today’s problems, issues and cutting edge research challenges.

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McNair Scholars

The Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program is a federal TRIO program designed to provide undergraduate students with effective preparation for graduate-level study through research and scholarly activities, summer internships, seminars and workshops, mentoring, and assistance with graduate school admission processes. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need or members of a group traditionally underrepresented in graduate education, and have demonstrated strong academic potential.

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Office of Undergraduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) provides support and recognition for undergraduate student research and creative endeavors for all Colleges at the University of Northern Colorado, furthering the University's goals for active learning, creativity, and original research.



Army ROTC is one of the best leadership courses in the country and is part of your college curriculum. During classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training exercises, you will learn firsthand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups, and conduct missions as an Officer in the Army. Upon graduation from Army ROTC you will earn the bar of a Second Lieutenant and be commissioned into the Active Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard.

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Air Force ROTC

Detachment 90 is an Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program based out of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Our program prepares young men and women to become officers in the worlds greatest Air Force.

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National Scholarships & Fellowships

Students in Honors programs and colleges have a great many scholarship and fellowship opportunities available to them. On the undergraduate level, scholarships are offered by a wide variety of institutions and organizations, ranging from employers and civic institutions to fraternal organizations and individual bequests. At the graduate level, scholarships and fellowships are available from academic departments, foundations, and government agencies. Students should consult their Honors program or college office, their major department, and their campus financial aid office for more information.

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Soliya Connect

Recognizing the profound role of media in shaping students’ perceptions of other cultures, Soliya trains participating students to critically analyze, create and exchange video segments illustrating their perspectives on world events. Through opportunities for cross‐cultural dialogue and collaboration, Soliya students examine and expand their own knowledge and perspectives about the “Other,” democracy, and intersections and contrasts among their own histories and religious and cultural traditions. Further, by developing an engaged, global network of young adults, the Soliya Connect Program entices and equips college students to play a constructive role in creating a more informed, just and peaceful global society.

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Interdisciplinary Studies

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies enables undergraduate students to pursue an interdisciplinary theme of study they design in substitution for the traditional major. Each student pursuing this major works with two faculty advisors who assist in constructing a program of study that will meet the student’s objectives. This program affords students the opportunity to pursue topics of study tailored to meet their individual interests and needs.