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KU Academics

In KU’s interdisciplinary research and learning environments, Jayhawks exchange ideas, discover new ways of processing the world, and address today’s grand challenges.

Begin your undergraduate path

Your college career starts here, among a bright and enthusiastic community of Jayhawks. And if you don’t know what you’d like to study, that’s OK — we’ve designed Exploratory Pathways for students like you.

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Apply your learning to the real world

Your education isn’t confined to the classroom. Research deepens our understanding of the world and innovates the previously impossible. Experiential learning offers hands-on learning and career-building experience.

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Advance your education

Pursue an in-person or online graduate degree at the Lawrence campus, the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, or the Edwards Campus in Overland Park.

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Expand your worldview

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Study abroad

Roughly 28% of KU students choose to study abroad, earning credit hours internationally and broadening their understanding of the world.
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University Honors Program

KU's honors program offers distinct advantages for academically motivated undergraduates, including specialized classes, advising, and enrichment opportunities.
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Fullbright U.S. Student Program

KU International Affairs assists students with their applications for the Fulbright U.S. Students Program, which funds the pursuit of graduate study or research abroad.