Honors College

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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

Honors College Preview Day

Thank you to everyone who attended the Honors College Preview Day, Monday, February 29, 2016.  The event was a great success and we hope to see all of the attendees at TAMUK and in the Honors College next fall. 

Congratulations to the $1,000 scholarship winners.  These funds were donated by President Steven Tallant and names were randomly drawn throughout the Honors College Preview Day.

Daniel A., Mechanical Engineering from Los Fresnos

Steven B., Electrical Engineering from Uvalde

Su-Yin D., Animal Science from Plano

William D., Music from Kingsville

Jeromy G., Natural Gas Engineering from Alice

Alvaro H., Physics from Brownsville

Madeline K., Biomedical Sciences from Sealy

Jacob L., Kinesiology from Harlingen

Isaiah M., Environmental Engineering from Edcouch

Kattie Dean N., Liberal Arts from Poteet

Angel P., Environmental Engineering from San Benito

Incoming Freshman, Apply to the Honors College before July 1

For incoming students wanting to join the Honors College in Fall 2016, the final deadline to submit your application to the Honors College is July 1, 2016. However, if you are attending Hoggie Days before July 1, please submit your completed application no less than two weeks prior to your Hoggie Days orientation.  This will allow us to evaluate the application and if accepted into the Honors College, the student can register for Honors courses while at the Hoggie Days event. 

Applications for the Honors College will still be accepted after July 1, but the ability to take Honors courses will not start until the Spring 2017 semester.

Honors College Senior Research Symposium Set

The Honors College students graduating in May 2016 will present their senior projects at a research symposium on Saturday, April 30, 2016.  This all day event, to be held on the second floor of the Memorial Student Union building, is open to everyone. 

The presentation slots for the 39 students will be determined in early April.


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: March 2, 2016