Honors College

Interim Dean Kim McCuistion

Welcome to the Honors College at Texas A&M University-Kingsville!

     The Honors College provides a foundation for our students to get the most out of their academic experience. Our goal is to engage students in an enriched educational experience through increased undergraduate research opportunities, creative collaborations, leadership develop-ment, community engagement, unique internships, and international program opportunities. Students may pursue any major they choose, thus being part of two academic colleges. To graduate from the Honors College, students must take honors courses and conduct a senior research project. These experiences provide a comprehensive approach to learning.

     At the Honors College, we also believe in the concept of living-learning residential programs. Our adminis-trative offices are located in the Mesquite Village West residence hall, where we have an Honors Living-Learning Community. We are excited to welcome both our current and newly admitted Javelina Honors students. If you have not applied to the Honors College and think you may qualify, please review our application procedures on this website. You can join the Honors College as an incoming freshman or transfer student. You can also apply as a current student at TAMUK.

Dr. Kim McCuistion
Interim Dean

Deadline for Honors College Applications

Joining TAMUK in the Fall?  Interested in being part of the Honors College?  To be eligible to take Honors courses in Fall 2017, the deadline for applications is July 1. Only complete applications can be evaluated for a Fall start. The complete application has to be in the hands of the Honors College by 5:00pm on July 1.  

Applications received after that deadline will be evaluated for a Spring 2018 start at the Honors College.

Spring 2017 Academic Achievement Ceremony

The awarding of university Latin medals, the Honors College stoles and the Student Government Association's Distinguished Student Award (both undergraduate and graduate) is done at the Academic Achievement Ceremony.  This is for all TAMUK students.  The Honors College hosts this event for the university.  Electronic invitations have gone out to those receiving the university Latin medals. It was sent to their students.tamuk.edu email. 

The event will start at 8:00am on Friday, May 12 in Jones Auditorium.  All medals will be awarded on Friday even for those graduating on Saturday. Friends and family are invited.

Students need to be there no later than 7:30 and the dress code is business casual. No cap and gowns.

For more information, please contact the Honors College at 361-593-4410.


Want to see who has graduated from the Honors College?  Check out our Alumni section.

 May Grads Fun

Mesquite Village West

(Click to view the home of the Honors College) 

The TAMUK Honors College is affiliated with:

The National Collegiate Honors Council

The Great Plains Honors Council

Alpha Lambda Delta

Golden Key International Honour Society

The Honors Society of Phi Kappa Phi



This page was last updated on: April 12, 2017