The Honors Program proudly sets the high-bar for academic accomplishment. The requirements to earn the designation, "Graduate of the Honors Program" are thus individually significant, but relatively few:
1. A minimum of 30 Honors credit hours in the Honors Curriculum with at least a 'C' in each course;
- Given overlapping core courses, this works out to be approximately 19 additional hours, or in effect a minor, for most majors. See the Honors Curriculum for details about this requirement.
- Students who have already completed courses also required in the Honors Curriculum may be permitted to make up the honors hours by course contracting or directed independent study at the discretion of the Honors Head.
2. A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 for all courses taken at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, excluding courses taken pass/no pass or credit/no credit;
- Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 to remain in the program.
- Grades are reviewed each semester. Students that have failed to meet the minimum requirement are supported through mentoring and advising in order to increase their GPA.
3. A Project of Excellence, which is a comprehensive and reflective portfolio of research leading to and including original scholarship or creative work; and,
- A substantial senior thesis or honors capstone experience, the Project of Excellence is the Honors Student's proving ground for scholarly and creative accomplishment; it need not be in the Honors Student's primary major field of study. See the Project of Excellence for further details.
4. A Project of Excellence Honors Symposium Presentation, which is a thirty-minute presentation and defense of the original scholarship or creative work to the Honors community.
- The Honors Symposium Presentation is an opportunity for the Honors Student to showcase the results of their efforts while being rigorously evaluated by an examining committee. See the Project of Excellence for further details.
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