The Honors College at UT Dallas

Honors College Overview

The Honors College at the University of Texas at Dallas, established in 2014, houses eight programs dedicated to promoting excellence in undergraduate education.

Three programs offer a four-year cohort experience to participating students, with admission generally restricted to incoming college freshmen. The Collegium V Honors Program provides seminar instruction, personal mentoring and an enhanced academic environment. The National Merit Scholars Program provides personal mentoring and an intellectual framework in addition to a generous financial scholarship for National Merit Scholars attending UT Dallas. National Merit Scholars at UT Dallas are eligible for membership in the Collegium V Honors Program. The UT Dallas Terry Scholars Program provides ambitious student scholars the intellectual, social, cultural and financial support necessary for their preparation as the future leaders of Texas and our nation.

The other five programs in the Honors College enrich the academic experience of matriculated UT Dallas students. The Office of Distinguished Scholarships provides information, guidance, and mentoring to students applying for nationally competitive scholarship and fellowship programs. The Archer Program combines Washington D.C. internship experience with classroom instruction for an intensive semester of political and policy education. The UT Dallas Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is the local chapter of the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Undergraduate and graduate students are inducted to Phi Kappa Phi each year. The Prodigy Scholars Program offers bright high school students the opportunity to concurrently enroll in mathematics courses beyond calculus and linear algebra.

The Honors College is located in the Cecil and Ida Green Center at the heart of the UT Dallas campus. We invite visitors to stop by our lobby and review the senior research posters from the 2013 graduating class.

Honors College in the News

Melanie Maurer, biomedical engineering junior, one of three full scholarship winners.

Three Undergrad Researchers Receive Goldwater Scholarships

A record three undergraduate researchers from UT Dallas have received full scholarships this year from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, a tally that matches top-ranked institutions such as Yale University, the University of Michigan and Rice University.
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Dr. Ted Harpham, an associate provost and professor of political science and dean of the Honors College.

New College Brings Undergraduate Honors Programs under One Roof

The UT System's Board of Regents has approved the creation of an Honors College at UT Dallas to better coordinate, initiate and promote programs that advance excellence in undergraduate education.

The new college will build on the foundations of the University's existing honors programs, and will raise their status and structure, said Dr. Ted Harpham, an associate provost and professor of political science who has been appointed dean of the Honors College.
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