Honors College

                   Dr. Thomas Spencer

Welcome to the Honors College at Texas A&M University-Kingsville! We are very happy that you are interested in us!

For seven years Honors students at Texas A&M University-Kingsville have engaged in intense and high impact learning experiences and developed as scholars and citizens. The Honors College creates a unique learning community with students from all colleges and majors across campus. I am honored to join the Javelina Nation as the new Dean of the Honors College.

An Honors College expands the learning environment beyond disciplinary boundaries and gives students a profound opportunity for personal growth. Honors education has the power to improve student learning and open new horizons. While Honors Colleges are key to recruiting and retaining high ability students, the most important aspect is the strength and rigor of the program not merely the numbers of students involved. Honors College courses at Texas A&M University-Kingsville are small courses taught by the university’s best faculty focused on improving students’ critical thinking, writing, and speaking skills. Honors students enjoy undergraduate research opportunities and develop close mentoring relationships with faculty.

In addition to the classroom experience, the Honors College provides a place for students, faculty, and academic staff to socialize in informal gatherings. Our offices are located within the Honors living-learning community in the Mesquite Village West residence hall.

We are excited to welcome our new Javelina Honors students. If you have not applied to the Honors College, please review our application procedures on this website. You can join the Honors College as an incoming freshman, continuing student or transfer student.

If you have any questions about the Honors College at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, feel free to contact me at 361-593-4410 or thomas.spencer@tamuk.edu  or just drop by our office in Mesquite Village West!


Tom Spencer
Dean, Honors College
Professor of History

The Honors College is Open

Kingsville and Texas A&M University-Kingsville survived Hurricane Harvey.  Our thoughts are with those in areas of great damage and flooding.    May all your loved ones be safe.

Honors College Gathering

Honors College Welcome Back Gathering: Wednesday, August 30 starting at 5:30.
Location: Great Room of Mesquite Village West (MVW)



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: August 29, 2017