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UT Tyler Honors Program

UT Tyler Honors Program

Honors Curriculum

The curriculum of the UT Tyler University Honors Program is carefully shaped to ensure that classes never exceed 25 students. Instructors are UT Tyler faculty selected on the basis of their demonstrated teaching excellence. All faculty are active scholars publishing in their disciplines.

The Honors curriculum is divided into three parts: the Honors core, contact courses and the Honors project. Below are brief descriptions of each of the parts that comprise the Honors curriculum:

  • Honors core classes satisfy certain core requirements for the university core and are taken during a student's first and second year. These classes are typically team-taught and interdisciplinary in scope.
  • Contact courses involve a student working with faculty to do additional work in upper-division classes within the student's major. An Honors student must complete two contract courses.
  • The Honors project is the culmination of a student's experience in the Honors Program. It involves completing individual scholarship and submitting that work to an undergraduate research journal or to an academic conference. The submission of the work can include, but is not limited to, a poster presentation or paper.
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