The emphasis of Texas A&M University at Galveston Honors Program is to promote undergraduate scholarship by providing academically talented students with the opportunities to participate in specially designed courses that prepare them to conduct independent research and /or scholarly activity under the oversight of a faculty mentor. The honors program, characterized by small class sizes, interdisciplinary topics, and professors dedicated to teaching, creates an atmosphere encouraging open discussion of ideas and active learning. Completion of an acceptable honors project, with focus in marine and maritime disciplines, is the capstone experience of all honors graduates.
Incoming freshman with a minimum of 1250 on the SAT or (28 ACT) and top 10% of his/her High School class are automatically admitted to the University Honors Program. National Merit Finalists, National Achievement Finalists, or National Hispanic Scholars also are automatically admitted to enroll as first-time freshmen. Second semester freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors may enroll if they have achieved a cumulative Grade Point Ratio (GPR) at Texas A&M of 3.5 or higher. All students must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPR to remain eligible and must maintain a 3.25 in all honors courses with no grades below a C. Transferring and returning students are considered for participation on a case-by-case basis, usually with a minimum 3.5 GPR.