Honors College

Thomas Spencer, Dean
Sue Nichols, Assistant to the Dean

Mesquite Village West Room 104
Honors College Webpage

What Honors students all share is the conviction that college is about more than just getting a degree or just learning the subject matter. It is about being challenged and experiencing an in-depth involvement in their education and field of study.

The goals for the Honors College are to offer students an enriched educational experience through increased undergraduate research opportunities, leadership development and community engagement.

The Honors College is open to all Texas A&M University-Kingsville students who meet the academic requirements. Students in the Honors College belong to their degree-granting college and the Honors College. Participation in the Honors College does not lengthen the time it takes a student to graduate.

There is a separate application process for the Honors College which includes an information form, an essay, picture, resume, high school and college transcripts (unofficial) and two letters of recommendation. The application is online and can be submitted through our webpage. There is a separate application forms for freshman and for current/transfer students. 


For incoming freshmen, the requirements are a minimum ACT of 24 or SAT of 1170 (verbal/math). Current and transfer students will require a minimum grade point average of 3.50.

Benefits of a Texas A&M University-Kingsville Honors College education:

  • Small classes of 20-25 scholars
  • Special courses and seminars
  • Priority registration
  • Research experience in academic area leading to a senior thesis/project
  • Study abroad scholarship support
  • Assistance/mentoring with applications
  • Honors housing opportunities
  • Sense of community
  • Honors courses listed on transcript
  • Honors College recognition at university honors ceremony and graduation