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San Marcos, TX 78666

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Graduate in the Honors College

Graduating in the Honors College

To graduate in the Honors College, students must complete a minimum of fifteen hours in honors. Three of these hours must be fulfilled by completing an Honors Thesis (HON 4390B). Additionally, you must maintain a 3.25 GPA.
Benefits of Graduating in Honors
Students graduating in the Honors College will be presented a medallion to wear at graduation, and will be listed separately in the commencement booklet at graduation, along with the title of their theses and the names of their supervising professors. Students' transcripts will feature special designations of their graduation in the Honors College.

Minor in Honors Studies

What is the minor in Honors Studies?

Academic requirements for the minor in Honors Studies:

   Completion of a minimum of seven honors courses for a total of 21 hours. 
  •  The 21 hours must include HON 4390A (Senior Seminar) and HON 4390B (Thesis) along with two advanced honors classes (3000 or 4000 level).                    
  • To complete Honors 4390B, students must have their theses signed by the Dean of the Honors College, their thesis supervisors, and second readers, if applicable.
   Evidence of study abroad/international experience or evidence of cross-cultural competency.  (Write a 2-3 page essay summarizing the experience and exploring insights gained; turn in the essay to the Director of Academic Development.)
For academic advising on the Honors Studies minor, please contact honors@txstate.edu.
See checklist below for more information on the minor:
docx iconMinor Checklist(DOCX, 114.5 KB)