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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.

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Welcome to the University Honors Program!

The Honors Program offers an enhanced and supportive learning environment for students who aspire to impactful, lasting academic work and service. Honors students receive individualized attention, engage in creative and meaningful research, and enjoy enhanced access to experiential learning, service, and leadership opportunities.

Joining the Honors Program offers many benefits:

  • Dedicated advising and student success support
  • Priority enrollment
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Designated Honors study space
  • Deeper sense of community with Honors peers
  • Enhanced faculty mentoring
  • Honors Program graduation cord and transcript note
  • Service Learning
  • Community Engagement
  • Leadership Development

In the Honors Program, you’ll meet and collaborate with students from different places with diverse interests. You’ll have the opportunity to join the Honors Student Association and help shape the future of the Honors Program. The Honors Program strives to provide a supportive, inclusive academic and social community.

You also will have the opportunity to design and complete a major research project in your major field of study. Completing an Honors research project shows prospective employers and graduate admissions committees that you have taken on a complex project and seen it through to completion. This proof of your capabilities helps immensely when competing for a job or for admission to a graduate/professional program.

We strive to provide you with opportunities you might not otherwise have at the university. In the Honors Program, you can work with some of our best faculty, along with peers who share your interests and aspirations, within a supportive academic environment.

I’m delighted that you’ve taken the time to learn more about the Honors Program, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Bill Bush
Director, University Honors Program

Applying to Honors

The Honors Program at Texas A&M University-San Antonio will be available to first-time freshmen, transfer, and continuing students who are starting the university in the Fall 2024 semester.

Entering first-year and transfer students who have applied to Texas A&M University-San Antonio are eligible to apply for acceptance into the Honors Program. If you have not completed your application to Texas A&M University-San Antonio, please complete the university application at https://becomeajaguar.com/.

Continuing A&M-San Antonio students may apply upon referral from a current Honors student, a faculty or a staff member. Continuing and transfer students must have at least 48 credit hours remaining in their first semester in the Honors program in order to be considered for admission.

Applications to the Honors Program will be accepted on a continuous basis beginning October 1, 2023. Enrollment in the Honors Program is competitive and you should submit your application as soon as possible. The priority deadline for application to the Honors Program is January 30, 2024. Applications will be accepted until June 15, 2024.

The Honors Program application consists of three parts: a short essay, a resume, and references. 

Click the appropriate link below to begin your application! (Student credentials required)


Application Forms

Honors Program Application - Continuing 
Honors Program Application - Transfer
Honors Program Application - FTIC

Please select the application form that is appropriate for the applicant: Current A&M-SA student, Transfer student, or First-Time in College (freshman). If you aren’t sure, please contact the Honors Program at Honors@tamusa.edu

Get Involved with Honors

Honors Internships


Learn about internship opportunities.

Honors Service Experiences

Service Experiences

Learn about community service opportunities.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Learn about study abroad opportunities.

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Honors Program Requirements

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Honors Courses

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Honors Contract Courses

Honors Faculty and Staff

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

Cynthia Alejos

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

Nancy Larson, M.Ed.
Assistant Director, Advising Services
Email: Nancy.Lasron@tamusa.edu
Phone: 210-784-1417
Office: CAB 202

Kaylee Treviño
Honors Student Worker
Email: ktrev031@jaguar.tamu.edu

Haley Hammonds
Honors Peer Mentor
Email: Haley.Hammonds@tamusa.edu

General Program Information
Email: honors@tamusa.edu

Honors Student Leadership

Clara Rodriguez

Vice President
Karina Lyssy

Antonio Mercado

Anthony Ibarra

Ruben Reyes

Social Officers
April Ramirez & Yulissa Carrillo

Community Service Directors
Lidia Flores-Bandera & Jazette Tellez

Creative Directors
Faith Aldama & Chole Bruno

Fundraising Directors
Jazmine Villarreal & Ximena Carrillo

Honors Advisory Committee

Bill Bush
Honors Director & Professor of History

College of Arts and Sciences
Amy Bohmann, Associate Professor and Chair, Psychology
Chris Mares, Associate Professor, Biology

College of Education
Michael Boucher, Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction
Rebekah Piper, Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Curriculum & Instruction

College of Business
Xingyuan (Miko) Fei, Assistant Professor, Accounting
Matthew Mangum, Clinical Assistant Professor, Management & marketing

Heather Olague, Director of Cisneros Institute
Tim Gritten, Executive Director, University Library

Clara Rodriguez, President, Honors Student Association