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 the end of the fourth week of the semester. That is February 6, 2015.

4. Complete and submit the online Honors Contract with the attached proposal no later than February 6, 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.

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(832)559-4214

TomballHonors@lonestar.edu

Honors Contract Mentors Spring 2015

Biology      Professor Lowery      W204F    (281)357-3743     Marvin.B.Lowery@lonestar.edu

Biology      Dr. Simcik                   E271C      (281)351-3308     William.J.Simcik@lonestar.edu

Business    Professor Burns        E211D     (281)401-1842      John.A.Burns@lonestar.edu

Chemistry Dr. Goldknopf           W204B    (281)401-1827     Ira.Goldknopf@lonestar.edu

Economics Professor Davia       S257H      (281)357-3699     Renato.L.Davia@lonestar.edu

English       Dr. Piercy                  S153J        (281)401-7814     Van.A.Piercy@lonestar.edu

Geology     Professor Bradford N210L       (281)351-3317     christine.D.Bradford@lonestar.edu

Government Dr. Haysley           S153S        (281)357-3602     Virginia.M.Haysley@lonestar.edu

History       Professor Fox           N210B      (281)351-3326    Clifton.R.Fox@lonestar.edu

History       Dr. Hayward             E211J        (281)357-3653    Barbara.J.Hayward@lonestar.edu

Mathematics  Professor Hammerbacher  N109G  (281)357-3679  Mark.F.Hammerbacher@lonestar.edu

Music         Dr. Morales              E153         (281)401-1845     Lisa.R.Morales@lonestar.edu

Occupational Therapy Dr. Ruppert  HSB111M  (281)826-5394  terra.ruppert@lonestar.edu

Philosophy Dr. Capistran           S153F       (281)357-3612     Michael.D.Capistran@lonestar.edu

Sociology   Professor Filoteo    S204D       (281)357-3683     Janie.Filoteo@lonestar.edu

Speech       Professor Friesen    E213L       (281)401-1807     Clark.W.Friesen@lonestar.edu