UT Tyler Honors Program
Honors Contract Courses
Within your major, you will choose two courses--typically junior and/or senior level--in which you will complete additional work under "contract" with a faculty member. Contracts may include an additional project, additional readings, additional meetings with a faculty member, additional research time in the faculty member's lab, etc. You will sign a contract at the beginning of the course with the faculty member specifying what you are "contracting" to do in addition to the normal requirements of the course. Your honors advisor will work with you and your major advisor to select the right courses and approve the contract.
Special Note for Honors students majoring in Biology:
Students majoring in biology will follow this sequence for their junior year:
Contract course 1 (typically fall of junior year):
*1st four weeks of semester: All Honors students majoring in biology will
visit with all tenured and tenure-track research faculty to discuss research
interests. Deadline is the fourth Friday after classes begin (i.e. Sept. 20,
*Remainder of semester: pick a professor to work with, articulate a
research problem in collaboration with that faculty member, and do a
literature review of the problem. Deadline is to be determined with the
participating faculty member.
Contract course 2 (typically spring of junior year):
*Write a research proposal in collaboration with faculty member. Deadline
is to be determined with the participating faculty member.
Contract Course Policies: This form includes responsibilities of both students and faculty. It also serves as a FAQ.
Examples of Completed Contract Courses
College of Arts & Sciences
College of Education and Psychology
College of Nursing and Health Sciences