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Program Requirements

How the Honors Program works:

The University Honors Program is designed to work with every major at A&M-Texarkana. In addition to the curricular expectations outlined below, Honors students must participate in at least one Honors colloquium, activity or event each semester.
Lower Division Requirements:
Freshmen students are required to take the Honors section of IS 1100 in their first semester. 
Students will also take either PHIL 1301 or PHIL 1350; these courses should count towards the core requirements and will ideally be done during the student’s first year. Students will also complete one Honors add-on project in a course of their choice, with the advisement of the Honors Director.
Upper-division Requirements:
Students take HONR 345 in the fall of their junior (or initial fall semester for transfer students).  
In addition to the required courses, students must complete an additional three add-on projects, usually in courses required for the student’s major and are counted in the student’s degree requirements. The student works directly with the instructor of the course in designing a specific Honors project completed within this course. The successful completion of an Honors project within the course converts that course to Honors credit (for the purposes of fulfilling the program requirements).  
With the exception of required courses- IS 1100, Phil 1301/PHIL 1350, and HONR 345- honors credit is non-academic credit and is not reflected on the student’s official transcript. 

 

What the Honors Program offers students:

Curriculum Enhancement:
Students can add value to their education and degree through rigorous project-based learning. Students emerging from the program have enhanced knowledge and skills, and have an Honors designation that sets them apart.
Students participate in Honors-specific courses together, and also work one-on-one with faculty to complete advanced Honors projects in their majors.
Co-Curricular Activities:
Honors students engage in a number of activities on and off campus including:
  • Honors Colloquia series
  • Honors film series
  • The Honors Student Showcase exhibiting student projects and artifacts
  • Community volunteering opportunities
Perks:
Honors students receive several “perks” from departments on campus, including:
  • Enhanced borrowing privileges at the library
  • National tutor certification opportunities
  • Priority class registration for Honors students
For more information, contact honors@tamut.edu
  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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