The Honors Learning Community

LawhonMessage from David Lawhon, Director of Honors: 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. Click here for a printable description of the Honors Course Requirements.

Click here to apply for Honors Program at TAMUG.

For questions about TAMUG Honors, contact David Lawhon, Director of Honors Program at


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.

For continuing students:

Waiver of Honors Eligibility Requirements Form

Honors Course Contract

Benefits of Honors:

  • Graduation from Texas A&M at Galveston with honors
  • Small participatory class sizes
  • Early registration
  • Faculty mentors
  • Hands on learning
  • Individualized study
  • Availability to all majors
  • Competitive scholarships
  • Joining a learning community to enhance your learning experience at TAMUG