UT Tyler Honors Program
Applying as a Current Student
Current UT Tyler students have the opportunity to enter the Honors Program for a two-year commitment that focuses on expanding major-specific coursework and offers the opportunity to pursue individual research.
In the first year, the students will contract with faculty members in upper-division courses within their major to complete additional work. Contracts may include an additional project, additional readings, additional meetings with a faculty member, additional research time in the faculty member's lab, etc.
In the second year, the students will investigate a research question in the fall and spring semesters, and compose either a paper for submission to an undergraduate research journal or a poster for presentation at an undergraduate research conference. Please refer to the Contract Course and Senior Research Project pages for more information.
Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis meaning students can apply in either the fall or spring semesters. If a student is accepted into the program, she or he will begin their work with the Honors Program in the following semester. For example, if a student applies to the Honors Program in the fall of 2015 and is accepted into their program, that student will begin work with the Honors Program in the spring of 2016.
Required to apply and at the time of participation
- UT Tyler Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Good standing with the university
Required by semester of participation (the semester a student would start their work in the Honors Program)
- Junior status with at least three but preferably four semesters of coursework remaining at UT Tyler
- Full-time enrolled undergraduate student
*Please note that application asks for a list of references, not letters of recommendations. We will contact all references after an application has been submitted.