University Honors Program

The University Honors Program provides intellectually enriching opportunities for academically talented and motivated freshmen at UT Tyler. The emphasis is on small classes, enriched coursework, independent learning, speaking and writing, research within the discipline, sharing ideas, and discovering new worlds beyond the campus.


The Honors Program is open to all majors. Freshmen should have attained a high school gpa of at least 3.5 and an ACT composite score of at least 28 or an SAT composite score of at least 1860.

Students enter the Honors Program in the fall semester of their first year. Applications must be on file by May 1 for entrance the following fall; late applications are considered on a space-available basis. The application for admission to the Honors Program is separate from the application for admission to the university, and must be submitted separately to the Honors Program Office. Contact Dr. Paul Streufert, Director of the University Honors Program, at 903-565-5823 or e-mail:

Honors Endowed Scholarship

Students who meet the entrance requirements for the University Honors Program as first-semester freshmen are eligible to receive an Honors Endowed Scholarship. Honors students will receive an additional scholarship of $1,000- $7,000 per year for four years as long as they remain in good standing in the Honors Program.

The application to the Honors Program serves as application for the Honors Endowed Scholarship. No additional scholarship application is required.