The Department of Chemistry Honors Program provides exceptionally motivated, hard-working, and talented students the opportunity to engage more deeply in our already-challenging curriculum. Chemistry honors sections will emphasize student-faculty contact, exploration of course material beyond regular class readings and lectures, and communication skills. Honors students will complete an undergraduate thesis and have the opportunity to explore graduate course work. Honors graduates will demonstrate academic excellence, independent work, and critical thinking and analysis.
The requirements for incoming freshman to be eligible for the Chemistry Honors Program are
Students may indicate their interest in the Chemistry Honors Program on the ApplyTexas website by choosing "Apply to Any Honors Program." Eligible incoming students are contacted in the spring and invited to apply to the program. The application is a Google Form with some questions to verify the student's eligibility and their interest in advanced study. Students should complete the application before their New Student Conference to be able to register for the Honors Chemistry sections. If you believe you are eligible but do not receive an email, please contact the director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current or transfer students with a cumulative TAMU GPR of 3.5 may request admittance to the program by submitting a request including a brief (less than 300 word) statement describing your interest and motivation for joining to the Chemistry Honors Program coordinator. When applying, students should keep in mind that they will need to fulfill all honors requirements.
In order to remain in the Chemistry Honors program, students must maintain a cumulative GPR at Texas A&M of 3.5 and honors GPR of 3.5. Students falling below these standards will be placed on probation for the next semester. Students unable to meet these standards for a second semester may be dismissed from the Chemistry Honors Program.
Students wishing to pursue honors distinctions in Chemistry must earn 18 credits in Honors courses which must be completed as follows:
In order to graduate with Chemistry Honors, a student must meet the following requirements at time of graduation:
All honors courses will be denoted as honors on students' official transcripts. Furthermore, students completing the honors program will have the departmental honors distinction, as well as any earned university or college distinction, noted on the official transcript.