About Honors

“Honors education is characterized by in-class and extracurricular activities that are measurably broader, deeper, or more complex than comparable learning experiences typically found at institutions of higher education. Honors experiences include a distinctive learner-directed environment and philosophy, provide opportunities that are appropriately tailored to fit the institution's culture and mission, and frequently occur within a close community of students and faculty.” - National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) 

Benefits of an Honors Education at TAMU-CC

Scholarships 
Honors Program students receive a scholarship of $500/semester for four years. As they advance in the curriculum, students are awarded additional scholarships. In addition, students may request additional scholarship funds to help purchase research materials or supplies and travel for academic conferences or study abroad. Honors scholarships may be stacked with institutional (Presidential, Achieve, etc.) and other scholarships (Endowed, College, Department, etc.).  

Honors Amenities 
Honors students may choose to live in the Honors Residence Hall. This hall is within the Miramar housing area and offers 1 Bed, 1 Bath suite floorplans.  Typically, the Resident Advisor for this hall is an Honors student.  

Students also have access to the Honors Lounge in Corpus Christi Hall Room 262 to study, relax and socialize with other Honors students. The Lounge is equipped with computers and no-cost printing, white boards and conference tables for studying, couches and chairs, a refrigerator, microwave and Keurig coffee maker.  

Peer Mentors 
Beginning in their first semester, all students are connected with junior or senior Honors students, who are NASPA-certified peer educators. Peer mentors are available for students in their first-semester Honors class, and some mentors reside in the Honors Residence Hall. As students progress in the Program, they may apply to be peer mentors as well.

Faculty Mentors 
Beginning on their sophomore year, we begin the process of connecting students to faculty mentors in fields of their interest. Students will begin planning an Honors Thesis (known as a Project of Excellence) with their faculty mentors in their junior year. This project will continue over the course of three semesters and will culminate in a presentation at Honors Symposium in the semester students graduate. Many students publish their Project of Excellence in academic journals and present their work at academic conferences. This one-on-one relationship and experience prepares students to excel in the post-graduate fields of their choice. 

Honors Advising 
Honors students benefit from advising within the Honors Program in addition to advising within their major. This goal of honors advising is to guide students to experiences and opportunities that will assist them in achieving their post-graduation plans.

Early Registration Benefit 
Honors students have access to early registration for each semester.