The small classes, unique curriculum, and expanded opportunities (both in and outside of classes) will enhance your undergraduate experience. In addition to being challenged and fulfilled intellectually, successful completion of Program requirements will increase your self-confidence. The formation of a mentoring relationship with faculty in the discipline, especially the director of your Project of Excellence, will continue far beyond the undergraduate years. TAMUCC faculty will help you make connections to graduate programs and employers. The Honors Program will certainly give you a competitive edge. But it should also enlarge your sense of what our community and world need from educated, committed individuals.
The close relationships that you form with faculty and other Honors students extend beyond the classroom and involve social and extra-curricular events. Every Honors course you complete will be fully identified on your transcript. If you successfully complete the requirements to graduate from the Honors Program, this distinction will be noted on your transcript.
In concrete terms there are many benefits:
- Registration for classes on SAIL with graduate students even if you are a first-year student.
- Ability to check out books from Bell Library for 6 weeks instead of 3 weeks.
- Eligibility for competitive Honors Program Scholarships, which provide support for tuition and books.
- Special ID-card access to the Honors Lounge, which provides
- Conference meeting space for reading, study, and presentation groups which includes a professional conference table and a computer workstation with document camera driving an overhead digital projector;
- A furnished area for reading and relaxed conversation;
- Fully-equipped computer workstations;
- Free-of-charge printing and copying; and,
- Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee-maker.
- The opportunity to work through the Honors Students Association with remarkable, bright, socially gifted individuals in a variety of activities.