Honors students hanging out before class at the entrance of the Honors Coffee Forum, the heart of Honors.
The Honors Experience
An Honors education is an intellectual exploration dedicated to creating a more holistic academic experience. The Honors College at Texas State University provides small, stimulating classes taught by master teacher-scholars who employ innovative teaching methods. Dialogue and interaction between Honors faculty and students provides a crucible within which students forge a deeper academic insight into their subject. When you visit the Honors College in the historic Lampasas Hall, you will find the Honors Coffee Forum. The Coffee Forum is the heart of Honors, offering a space dedicated to conversation, interaction, study, great coffee, and home of the Gallery of the Common Experience.
Find your way to us, and we will help you find your way.
"One of my favorite things about the Honors College is that it is an interdisciplinary college. The added insight a student gets from working with other students, professors, and staff from different areas of study is really an education of its own."
-Meagan Henry, Honors Alumna & BBA in Economics, 2009; In country operations manager for The Burma Connection in Myanmar
"I love how the small nature of the classes allows you to get to know a professor better and explore the subjects of the class more closely."
-Christian Penichet-Paul, Honors Student, Senior History Major, BA in History and Political Science, Spring 2013
"Joining the Honors College has afforded me many valuable opportunities to conduct independent research and share my findings with a broader audience. I would strongly encourage all Honors students to enroll in an independent study course or write an Honors Thesis. The experience, though challenging, transformed me into a better writer, a more meticulous researcher, and a more perceptive critical thinker."
-Elliott Brandsma, Honors Student, BA in English & Art, Spring 2013; Awarded a Fulbright to Iceland
"Being part of the Honors community has impacted me not only on an academic level; Honors has also helped me to establish an identity within a sea of students! The experiences here at Honors have played a pivotal role in helping me discover who I am, providing me with a new outlook everyday."
-Zoha Shafiq, Honors Student, Junior Communication Design Major, Anticipated Graduation Date: Fall 2014