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

Welcome to the Honors College

As we gear up for the fall semester, we welcome all our new students starting Fall 2017 and look forward to you getting to know our returning students and the staff of the Honors College.  There are still a couple of Hoggie Days this summer but most of our new students have already have gone through the university orientation and are registered.  To complete the orientation process, there will be an Honors College orientation on Tuesday, August 22 (the day before classes start).  More information will be emails to the Honors College students.

We have rolling enrollment, so it is not too late to join the Honors College.  Student can apply up to the start of their Junior year.  The fall start application period has closed.  Applications received now will be evaluated for a Spring 2018 start at the Honors College.


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: July 13, 2017