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 NOONSeptember 18, 2015.
  4. Complete and submit the online Honors Contract with the attached proposalno later than NOON September 18, 2015Click 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 beannouncedlater through MyLonestar email.


If you have any questions, please contact the Honors College office.
Room: S257
Phone: (832)559-4214

Honors Contract Mentors Spring 2016

Art Prof. Steffani Frideres 281.401.1808
Biology Prof. Lowery W204F (281)357-3743
Biology Dr. Simcik E271C (281)351-3308
Business Prof. Burns E211D (281)401-1842
Chemistry Dr. Goldknopf W204B (281)401-1827
Economics Prof. Davia S257H (281)357-3699
English Dr. Piercy S153J (281) 401-7814
English Dr. Rollins S257-M 281.357.3796
English Dr. Tate S257C (281) 351-3340
English Prof. Veselis S257G (281) 351-3304
Geology Prof. Bradford N210L (281) 351-3317
Government Dr. Haysley S153S (281) 357-3602
History Prof. Fox N210B (281) 351-3326
History Dr. Hayward E211J (281) 357-3653
Mathematics Prof. 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
Political Science Patrick Gilbert 281.401.1857
Sociology Prof. Filoteo S204D (281) 357-3683
Speech Dr. Tiffee E213H (281) 401-1858