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San Marcos, TX 78666

Dr. Heather C. Galloway, Dean
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Graduate in the Honors College

Students have two choices to graduate in the Honors College:
1. the traditional path OR 2. the minor in Honors Studies.


1. The Traditional Path

To graduate in the Honors College through the traditional path, students must complete a minimum of five honors courses for a total of 15 hours.

  • The 15 hours must include HON 4390B (Thesis).
  • You must maintain a 3.25 GPA.

2. Minor in Honors Studies

To graduate in the Honors College through the minor in Honors Studies, students must complete 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).                    
  • Evidence of study abroad/international experience or evidence of cross-cultural competency.

 of Graduating in the Honors College

Students who complete either the traditional path or the minor in Honors Studies 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.

Writing the thesis can also prove a benefit when applying to graduate or professional school, or applying to a job after graduation. Admissions committees in many of the best graduate and professional schools often consider students especially well qualified who have already participated successfully in the original research represented by an honors thesis.

For academic advising in the Honors College, please contact honors@txstate.edu.