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Mission statement

The TAMIU Honors and Undergraduate Research Program seeks to provide TAMIU's best and brightest students with the opportunity to thrive and challenge themselves to their fullest potential. Honors students will work closely with their major's faculty mentor in research projects, conference presentations, leadership development, and community engagement. 

Benefits of an honor student

  • Access to
    • priority registration
    • leadership opportunities
    • special events 
  • Receive scholarship
  • Collaborate with faculty
  • Network with professionals in the field
  • Aquire research skills
  • Present at conferences
  • Improve resume
  • Participate in the community
  • Earn honors certification and medallion
  • Attend Hooding ceremonies and receive recognition 
  • Prepare for graduate studies

Each honors student is committed to completing the following terms:

  1. Submit their Financial Aid application each Academic Year. (FAFSA, TASFA, Mexican Tuition Waiver).
  2. Maintain an institutional GPA of 3.2 and each semester GPA of 3.2.
  3. Be a full-time student (12 SCH) and complete at least 30 SCH per academic year.
  4. Complete an approved research assignment/paper/project with your honors faculty mentor each semester or each year. (When applicable, follow all IRB protocols throughout the research process.)
  5. Complete 30 hours of community services each academic year through TAMIU Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement.
  6. Complete three (3) TAMIU Trailblazer learning dimensions.

Committee Members  

Barbara Hong, Ph.D. | Chair | Dean | KLM 416B | 956-326-2807
Stephen Duffy, Ph.D. | Associate Provost 

For more information, contact honors@tamiu.edu or call 956.326.2133.


Barbara Hong, Ph.D.
Dean of University College
Professor of Special Education
KLM 416B

Stephen Duffy, Ph.D. 
Associate Provost
KLM 332A

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University Honors & Undergraduate Research Program
5201 University Boulevard
Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library 419-H
Laredo, Texas 78041-1900
Phone: 956.326.2133