An Honors Contract is a way for students to engage in interesting research with the help and guidance of a faculty mentor. Students are able to pursue a topic of their interest in a variety of academic fields. The product of this research will be a formal essay and a public presentation of the findings on Honors Conference Day. Students with an especially strong presentation may be chosen to present their work at a local or regional conference. Such formal presentations greatly strengthen a student's resume. Once the contract has been fulfilled, the Honors College office will add honors designation to the appropriate course on the student's transcript. (A final grade of A or B in the course is required for honors designation.)

Students may earn one of three designations on their transcript that will be recognized at graduation.

Honors in Research - at least nine contract credit hours

High Honors in Research - at lest fifteen contract credit hours

Highest Honors in Research - at least twenty-one contract credit hours

Requirements are fairly simple. A student must have completed at least nine college level credit hours with a grade point average of 3.25 or higher, and must currently be enrolled in, or must have completed within the last year, a course in the discipline within which the research falls. 

The steps from there are---

1. Submit an Honors College application - Click here

2. Contact an Honors contract Mentor from the list below.

3. Once the mentor agrees, work with him or her to get the proposal ready. This MUST be completed BEFORE NOON September 25, 2015.

4. Complete and submit the online Honors Contract with the attached proposal no later than NOON September 25, 2015 Click here

5. Be sure to fulfill all the contract requirements, including regular meetings with the mentor, submitting the essay on time and presenting the work on Honors Conference Day. Specific dates will be emailed to all contract students.

6. Attend an Honors Contract Workshop. The dates and times will be announced later through MyLonestar email.

If you have any questions, please contact the Honors College office.



Honors Contract Mentors Spring 2015

Biology      Professor Lowery      W204F    (281)357-3743

Biology      Dr. Simcik                   E271C      (281)351-3308

Business    Professor Burns        E211D     (281)401-1842

Chemistry Dr. Goldknopf           W204B    (281)401-1827

Economics Professor Davia       S257H      (281)357-3699

English       Dr. Piercy                  S153J        (281)401-7814

English    Dr. Tate       S257C      (281)351-3340

English       Professor Veselis      S257G      (281)351-3304

Geology     Professor Bradford N210L       (281)351-3317

Government Dr. Haysley           S153S        (281)357-3602

History       Professor Fox           N210B      (281)351-3326

History       Dr. Hayward             E211J        (281)357-3653

Mathematics  Professor Hammerbacher  N109G  (281)357-3679

Music         Dr. Morales              E153         (281)401-1845

Occupational Therapy Dr. Ruppert  HSB111M  (281)826-5394

Philosophy Dr. Capistran           S153F       (281)357-3612

Sociology   Professor Filoteo    S204D       (281)357-3683

Speech       Professor Friesen    E213L       (281)401-1807