Honors Program

Honors Program

Texas A&M University-Texarkana's Honors Program is designed to give motivated undergraduate students the opportunity to expand their understanding of their areas of study, develop leadership skills in and beyond the campus environment, and to work closely with faculty mentors in student-driven research projects. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Texas A&M-Texarkana  Honors Program is to provide a community of exemplary scholars an enhanced and supportive learning environment responsible to the educational needs of both traditional and nontraditional students who are moved to pursue their education beyond typical course requirements. Honors students will have the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary activities including Honors colloquia and seminars, increased opportunities for undergraduate research/creative activity, service learning and leadership opportunities, and participate in extracurricular activities.

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Honors Opportunities

  • Working one-on-one with A&M-Texarkana faculty in and out of the classroom
  • Opportunities for mentored undergraduate research and creative activities
  • Participation in co-curricular activities such as the Honors Colloquium Series and seminars
  • Leadership opportunities in the Honors Program Advisory Group
  • Scholarship opportunities available (Priority application deadline for Fall- March 1)
  • Enhanced library privileges
  • Tutor and/or Academic Coach certification through the Student Success Center Honors Program

(NOTE- The Honors Program at Texas A&M University-Texarkana does not cost any additional tuition or fees; we will never solicit fees from you for participation in the program. Some national organizations target students via email and ask for membership fees to be in "Honors". Some of these are legitimate, but many are not. If you are suspicious of such a solicitation, please contact us at

Director's Welcome Message

Joining the Honors Program here at A&M-Texarkana demonstrates a commitment to excellence and to getting the most out of your educational  time with us. You will be given opportunities to build an Honors experience that is both personalized to your interests and guided by the principles of what makes Honors students special: a desire to excel academically, an interest in service, and the drive to become the best version of yourself. These opportunities will take the form of dedicated Honors courses with your fellow Honors students, individual projects done hand-in-hand with faculty mentors, the chance to present your original research, mentor fellow students, and plan other co-curricular activities with your colleagues in the Honors program.  

Our Honors courses are built around a dedication to approaching topics form an interdisciplinary perspective, a focus on student engagement, and student-centered teaching. Students will be expected and encouraged to be active learners, engaging in undergraduate research, and working closely with faculty in developing new and exciting educational projects in a small class environment.  

The Honors program also gives students the opportunity to develop leadership skills both professionally and personally. All new Honors students are  automatically part of the Honors Program Student Union, which will play an important role in governance of the program, as well as planning for future activities and courses. During your time in Honors you can earn "badges" in areas such as stewardship, research, and teaching that further demonstrate and personalize your Honors experience. 

Being a member of the Honors program is a mark of distinction, and it shows potential employers and graduate schools that you are the kind of student who goes above and beyond what is expected.  You will demonstrate that you are a motivated, ambitious, and creative person willing to accept challenges to overcome. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our program!

Craig M Nakashian, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Director of the Academic Honors Program

Contact Academic Honors Program

Dr. Craig Nakashian
Director, Academic Honors Program
(903) 223-3135