Honors Program


The Honors Program at Texas A&M University-San Antonio offers an enhanced and supportive learning environment for students who aspire to impactful, lasting academic work and service. The core values of the Honors Program are discovery, creativity, and change.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University Honors Program is to provide an enhanced and supportive learning environment for a community of exemplary scholars. Honors students will have the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary inquiry, increased opportunities for undergraduate research and creative activity, and service learning and leadership opportunities.

Create your own individualized pathway:

  • Enhanced faculty mentorship
  • Research projects and presentations
  • Honors experiences in courses
  • Internships
  • Study Away/Study Abroad
  • Service-Learning
  • Community Engagement
  • Leadership Development

Admission to the Honors Program

The Honors Program at Texas A&M University-San Antonio will be available to first-time freshmen students and transfer students who are entering the university in the Fall 2023 semester. Students who have applied to Texas A&M University-San Antonio are eligible to apply for acceptance into the Honors Program. At this time, continuing students are not eligible for entrance into the Honors Program.

The Honors Program application consists of three parts: a short essay, a resume, and references. For more information, please visit the Honors website.

Program Requirements

The University Honors Program is designed to work with every major at A&M-San Antonio. In addition to the academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular expectations outlined below, Honors students are expected to maintain an overall GPA of 3.25.

The requirements of the Honors program are built around academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular experiences such as successful completion of Honors courses, Honors-contract work completed in select courses, internships, leadership opportunities, and campus and community activities. These experiences are tabulated annually using a points system. Students may customize their Honors experience through their choices of points-generating activities, although certain activities are required.

First-year students are required to take the Honors Seminar (HONR 1300) in their first semester, which replaces the UNIV 1301 requirement. New transfer students are required to take the Advanced Honors Seminar (HONR 3300) in their first semester. All Honors students are required to complete HONR 4000 (Honors Capstone), in conjunction with the capstone course in their academic major. 

Contact Information

Dr. William Bush
Director, University Honors Program
Email: william.bush@tamusa.edu
Phone: 210-784-2200
Office: STEC 311R

Cynthia Alejos
Business Administrator I
Email: calejos@tamusa.edu
Phone: 210-784-2225
Office: STEC 311

General Program Information
Email: honors@tamusa.edu