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TAMU Honors Programs

Texas A&M offers Honors Programs at University, College, and Departmental levels. Students may participate in one or more programs that are applicable to their major(s).

Admission to some Honors Programs as an incoming Freshman requires a separate application.  Admission to other Honors Programs requires only an indication of interest and the proper qualifications. In either case or to confirm choices made through ApplyTexas please click on the "Apply to any Honors Program" link after August 1.

Students not enrolled in an Honors Program may still register for Honors courses 1) one week before the start of classes as an incoming freshman if they graduated in the top 10% of their high school class and have an SAT of at least 1250 (verbal + math, with a minimum score of 570 on each) or a composite 28 on the ACT (minimum score of 27 each on verbal and math) OR 2) at their regularly scheduled registration time as a current student if they have earned a cumulative GPR of 3.5 or better.

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University Honors Program

Open to students in all majors, the University Honors Program provides the resources of a major research university with course, community and extracurricular opportunities.

College

Business Honors allows top business students to double major or customize study in small classes.

Engineering Honors provides a unique perspective from career paths to advanced research opportunities. Departmental honors tracks are available in each department in the College of Engineering.

Geosciences Honors provides an enriching, engaging and relevant education experience through a broad based program that includes opportunities in undergraduate research and study abroad.

Students accepted into the program have several options through which to obtain the 18 hours of honors credit needed to receive graduation distinction as a College Honors Student. The Program includes curricular (coursework) requirements, as well as encourages students to complete honors courses with high impact characteristics, such as service learning and research.

Science Honors provides a broad based program capped by a research experience to prepare students to excel in future endeavors.

Departmental

The Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University offers an honors program to qualified, academically talented, and highly motivated students. An honors student’s college experience is enriched by following a challenging curriculum, engaging in inquiry-based learning, and discovery. Honors students work closely with the renowned faculty at Texas A&M University, acquiring the discipline and skills to engage in independent research that can be particularly useful if planning to attend graduate or professional school. Since honors class sizes are usually small, students get an opportunity to develop the vital problem solving and critical thinking skills that are needed in the search for solutions to the myriad of problems facing the global community. Honors students are encouraged to compete for such prestigious scholarships as theRhodes, Marshall, Goldwater, and the Fulbright. The honors program offers students an effective entry into a fruitful and rewarding professional career through participation in innovative co-curricular and leadership activities.

Animal Science Honors offers scientific training and hands-on experience, student clubs and judging teams.

The Anthropology Honors Program provides academically motivated students the opportunity to gain advanced instruction in the field of Anthropology and be directly involved in research.

Architecture Honors enhances learning opportunities, providing creative approaches to responsible design of the built environment.

Bioenvironmental Sciences Honors is a multi-disciplinary program focused on environmental issues with maximum flexibility.

The Biology Department Honors Program is open to highly talented and motivated students pursuing a major in any of our degree plans. Honors students will be part of a vibrant community within the department with enriched learning experiences in both the classroom and biology research laboratories.

Communication Honors offers compelling approaches to course content and strong relationships with faculty and peers.

ESSM Honors offers high-impact learning experiences and individual faculty mentoring to develop habits and skills of integrative and lifelong learning as future scholars and professionals.

English Honors offers opportunities in academics, research, service learning and professional development.

The Entomology Honors Program is a commitment to high-achieving students to provide an enriching, engaging, and relevant educational experience.

The FIVS Honors Program in Entomology is a commitment to high-achieving students to provide an enriching, engaging, and relevant educational experience.

Texas A&M University’s Honors Programs offers the opportunity for successful and highly motivated students to pursue university-wide academic study that challenges their interests and abilities. Honors in Geography and Honors in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) allows undergraduates majoring in Geography or GIST to participate in honors study pertinent to their major field. The program is designed to expose students to more in-depth coverage of geographical topics and methods and to enhance learning through challenging classroom, laboratory, research, and field experiences. The program is also designed to support students’ ability to find employment and/or gain admission to a graduate program.

Texas A&M University’s Honors Programs offers the opportunity for successful and highly motivated students to pursue university-wide academic study that challenges their interests and abilities. Honors in Geography and Honors in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) allows undergraduates majoring in Geography or GIST to participate in honors study pertinent to their major field. The program is designed to expose students to more in-depth coverage of geographical topics and methods and to enhance learning through challenging classroom, laboratory, research, and field experiences. The program is also designed to support students’ ability to find employment and/or gain admission to a graduate program.

History Honors offers advanced work in small classes, individual research opportunities and professional development for highly motivated students.

The degrees and programs contained in International Studies combine clearly defined intellectual area options with in-depth linguistic and cultural expertise, coupled with high-impact international experiences through study abroad.

Leadership Honors offers honors curriculum for ALED and USAL-LED majors.

Mathematics Honors provides mentoring, travel, and research opportunities as well as eligibility for our five-year BS/MS program.

Nutritional Sciences Honors is designed for intellectually motivated students who are majoring in Nutritional Sciences and want to participate in an honors curriculum specific to this major. Opportunities exist for interested honors students to be involved in the research program of a faculty member in nutrition.

Philosophy Honors provides advanced work with small courses and close attention to written argument and primary sources.

Political Science Honors provides a broad perspective and opportunities for cutting edge research.

Poultry Science Honors provides an enhanced curriculum for highly motivated students.

Psychology Honors includes small classes with outstanding undergraduates and research projects with faculty.

SCSC Honors offers a hands on experience working closely with faculty preparing students for careers in soil, plant and environmentally related disciplines.

 

Latin Honors

All students who graduate with a 3.5 cumulative GPR or greater graduate with Latin Honors, whether they have taken Honors courses or not. To graduate cum laude, summa cum laude, or magna cum laude, a student must complete at least 60 passed hours at Texas A&M University or Texas A&M University at Galveston (excluding Credit by Exam and Graduate Level courses) with a minimum GPR of 3.500. For official information on Latin Honors, consult the Registrar's website.

Honors and Undergraduate Research distributes Latin Honors stoles at commencement as a service to the university. Because these stoles are commencement regalia and there are a large number of students that do not attend graduation, our office does not have the financial or personnel resources to accommodate requests for stoles after graduation.

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