About Honors Courses

Honors Courses at LSC-CyFair offer an enhanced college experience for students who have a high ability to do scholarly work. Honors students enjoy classes conducted as seminars centered around open discussions, collaborative learning and active participation. Honors Faculty have been specifically selected because of their dedication to the principles of Honors education, including developing a mentor relationship with each student in his/her class.

Honors credit is earned through Honors courses or contracts with faculty members who are committed to an open-ended approach to learning. Students have many opportunities to contribute extensively and creatively through small group interaction, seminars, laboratories, oral reports, special research topics, informed discussion and both individual and group projects.

Courses Offered

SPRING 2015 Honors Courses

ARTS 1304.5001 - Art History: Renaissance to Modern
MW 12:55 - 2:20 PM
Contact: Matthew.S.Backer@lonestar.edu

BIOL 1406.5005 - Biology I
MWF 10:15 - 11:10 AM
BIOL 1406.5006 - Biology I (Lab)
MWF 11:20 AM - 12:15 PM
Contact: Troy.Giambernardi@lonestar.edu

DRAM 2366.5002 - Film Appreciation
MW 10:45 AM - 12:20 PM
Contact: Jeffrey.Wax@lonestar.edu

ENGL 1302.5020 - Comp and Rhetoric II
MW 12:55 - 2:20 PM
Contact: Britney.M.Jeffrey@lonestar.edu

HIST 1302.5033 - US History Since 1877
MW 2:30 - 3:55 PM
Contact: Blake.A.Ellis@lonestar.edu

PHIL 2308.5001 - 19th & 20th Century Philosophy
TTH 1:00 - 2:20 PM
Contact: Mark.Thorsby@lonestar.edu

SPCH 1315.5011 - Public Speaking
TTH 12:00-1:20 PM
Contact: Patrick.S.Barton@lonestar.edu

About Honors Contracts

Honors students that are not able to enroll in Honors Courses have the option to enter into an Honors Contract with an approved instructor in an approved course. After submitting an Honors College Application and enrolling in regularly scheduled classes, the Honors student must contact the Honors Director to request an Honors Contract in a specific course. You MUST contact the Honors Director first, who will then contact your instructor. If approved, the student must download and complete an Honors Contract Form with instructor and Honors Director signatures included. After the contract is signed, the student will work closely with the faculty member throughout the semester to earn Honors Credit in the respective course. Honors students can complete more than one contract per semester.


Honors Contract Requirements:

  • The course must NOT be regulary offered as an Honors course
  • The professor must be approved by the Honors Council
  • The student and faculty member must meet at least 6 times during the semester
  • The student and faculty member must work together to complete and present a well-designed research project on Honors Day
  • The student must maintain at least a B average in the course

Useful Resources:


Email CyFairHonors@Lonestar.edu for enrollment approval. You must be an Honors College member to enroll in Honors Courses and complete Honors Contracts.