SEAM is a collaborative program between the College of Engineering and the Gatton College of Business, accepting both engineering and business applicants. The program offers cross functional classes and activities designed to complement a student’s chosen major. As well this honors program produces a pool of entrepreneurial minded individuals and attractive, unique talent for potential employers nationwide.  

Graduates of UK Honors/SEAM are more marketable to industries as they enjoy exposure to best business practices as well as visiting and hearing from successful industry representatives.

Engineering SEAM graduates obtain a business background without an MBA. However, SEAM is a feeder program for the University of Kentucky’s BS/MBA program. Please see more details here. Business graduates have the knowledge and experience gained from four years of teaming with technology minded individuals.

SEAM freshman majoring in engineering or computer science have the opportunity to live in the Engineering Living and Learning Community. SEAM freshman majoring in business have the opportunity to live in the Honors Living and Learning Community. Newly expanded for the fall of 2015, this community provides activities dedicated to the various disciplines found in an engineering enterprise. Interactions with faculty and staff from both colleges as well as tutoring and mentoring by upper-class students is offered. New Location: Woodland Glen III.

In order to be eligible for SEAM participation, high school seniors should be planning to major in either engineering or business.  Applicants must have at least a 3.5 unweighted GPA and at least a 28 composite ACT score (or SAT score of 1240 or higher).   We look closely at extracurricular activities in order to assess leadership and team skills, as well as evidence of well-rounded individuals.   In order to apply to UK Honors/SEAM, please begin the general UK application process. In the application process, you will see a prompt to apply to UK honors.  You will then have the option of looking at specialized pathways.  SEAM is described and may be chosen as your desired pathway.


Contact Us

For more information on applying to UK Honors/SEAM, please contact:

Joseph A. “Tony” Colella
Director of SEAM and Special Programs
383 RGAN Building
College of Engineering
University of Kentucky

Dr. Kimberly W. Anderson
Associate Dean for Administration and Academic Affairs
371 RGAN Building
College of Engineering
University of Kentucky