The following disciplines (in alphabetical order ) have made upper level departmental honors available to their majors:

Biological Sciences

To receive honors designation in the Biological Sciences, students who are earning a Biology or Biomedical Science degree in the Department of Biological Science must complete all requirements of the Honors College, including special honors requirements in two 3000 or 4000 level Biology courses. The special honors requirements for the two Biology courses will be determined by, and at the discretion of, the faculty member teaching the course.

Chemistry

To receive honors designation in Chemistry, students must complete all requirements of the Honors College, including special honors requirements in two 3000 or 4000 level Chemistry courses. The special honors requirements for the two Chemistry courses will be determined by, and at the discretion of, the faculty member teaching the course.

Communication Studies

At the junior level, qualified students who wish to participate in upper level departmental honors in the Department of Communication Studies will work with a faculty member in a problems course that will include either a research or internship experience appropriate for three hours of upper-level honors credit. At the senior level, students will complete the regular requirements as well as special honors requirements for one of the following courses:

COMM 4309: Advanced Reporting
COMM 4325: Cases and Campaigns
COMM 4312: Rhetoric and Communication Theory

The special honors requirements will be worked out with the individual faculty member, and, if possible, spelled out in the course syllabus.

Criminal Justice

Qualified students who wish to participate in upper level departmental honors in the Department of Criminal Justice must complete the regular requirements as well as the special honors requirements for:
 1. One of the following courses, ideally in their junior year:
 -CRIJ 3305: Criminology
 -CRIJ 4312: Criminal Justice Ethics
AND
 2. One of the following courses, ideally in their senior year:
 -CRIJ 4387: Study Away/Abroad
 -CRIJ 4431: Field Experience
 -CRIJ 4398: Criminal Justice Capstone

The special honors requirement will be worked out with the individual faculty member, and, if possible, detailed in the course syllabus.

Geoscience

To receive honors designation in Geoscience, students must complete all requirements of the Honors College, including special honors requirements in two 3000 or 4000 level Geoscience courses. The special honors requirements for the two Geoscience courses will be determined by, and at the discretion of, the faculty member teaching the course.

History

Qualified students who wish to participate in upper level departmental honors in the Department of Social Sciences (History) must complete the regular requirements as well as the special honors requirements for two of the following courses. The special honors requirements will be worked out with the individual faculty member, and, if possible, spelled out in the course syllabus.

HIST 3302: The Ancient World
HIST 3303: Europe in the Middle Ages
HIST 3312: Age of Jackson, 1815-1848
HIST 3313: Slavery, Sectionalism, and War
HIST 3320: Renaissance and Reformation
HIST 3321: Europe in the Age of Absolutism
HIST 3322: Revolutionary Europe, 1789-1850
HIST 4300: World War II and the Holocaust
HIST 4320: Europe, 1850-1919
HIST 4323: History of Russia and Eastern Europe
HIST 4324: National Histories
HIST 4325: European Intellectual and Cultural History
HIST 4326: Social History of Modern Europe

Interdisciplinary Studies

Qualified students who wish to participate in upper level departmental honors in Interdisciplinary Studies must complete the regular requirements as well as the special honors requirements for the following upper level courses:

READ 3384 or READ 4384: The student will finalize a research project or formal presentation in consultation with the professor of record. A statement will be added to the syllabus instructing students who wish to receive honors credit to schedule an appointment with the professor before the third week of classes to determine the project.

EDUC 4335 or EDUC 4690: The student will finalize a research project or formal presentation related to the Tarleton Teaching Capstone in consultation with the professor of record. A statement will be added to the syllabus instructing students who wish to receive honors credit to schedule an appointment with the professor before the third week of classes to determine the project.

Mathematics

Junior Level Component

Students must meet the following criteria to request a contract for the junior level component: 1) 3.4 overall GPA; 2) Junior level standing; and 3) Credit for MATH 2332, 3306, 3320 and 3433.

The junior level component requirement can be satisfied by completing an honors contract for enrollment in one of the following courses (at least one credit hour): MATH 4486 (concurrent to enrollment in an approved upper level mathematics course), 4384 (Internship), or 4388 (Undergraduate Research Project).

Contract requirements must include an end-of-semester presentation and paper. Presentation must be given as part of honors week activities, at a state/regional/national mathematics conference, or at the university/system research symposium.

Senior Level Component

Students must meet the following criteria to request a contract for the senior level component: 1) 3.4 overall GPA; 2) Senior level standing; and 3) Completion of the junior level component.

The senior level component requirement can be satisfied by completing an honors contract for enrollment in one of the following courses (at least two credit hours): MATH 4386 (concurrent to enrollment in an approved upper level mathematics course), 4684 (Internship), or 4388 (Undergraduate Research Project).

Contract requirements must include an end-of-semester presentation and paper. Presentation must be given as part of honors week activities, at a state/regional/national mathematics conference, or at the university/system research symposium.

Upon completion of both components, the student will have received related credit for at least 3 semester hours which are (ideally) degree applicable.

Nursing

Once admitted into the nursing program, students may choose any two of their upper level nursing courses to do an Honors Contract.

Political Science

Qualified students may choose one of the following options:

Two upper level Political Science courses taken under honors contract, with at least one course’s research presented during Honors Week

Two upper level Political Science courses taken under honors contract with the resulting research presented at an off-campus professional conference

Completion of a study-abroad course involving at least six hours of Political Science credit and an honors component arranged by contract

Completion of a Political Science internship program worth at least 6 hours of credit with an honors component arranged by contact

Psychology

Qualified students who wish to participate in upper level departmental honors in the Department of Psychology must complete the regular requirements as well as the special honors requirements for two of the following courses. The special honors requirements will be worked out with the individual faculty member, and, if possible, spelled out in the course syllabus.

PSYC 4320 History of Psychology with Dr. Labansat
PSYC 3340 Child Psychopathology with Ms. Jaska
PSYC 3307 Human Lifespan with Ms. White
PSYC 4310 Industrial and Organizational with Ms. Jaska
PSYC 2319 Social Psychology with Ms. White
PSYC 4312 Behavioral Neuroscience with Dr. Bozer
PSYC 3305 Cognition with Dr. Dias
PSYC 3303 Educational Psychology with Dr. Borchardt

Social Work

Qualified students who wish to participate in upper level departmental honors in the Social Work Program must complete the regular course requirements as well as the special honors requirements for two of the following courses. The special honors requirements will be worked out with the individual faculty member, and, if possible, spelled out in the course syllabus.

SOCW 3320 Service Learning
SOCW 3314 Methods of Social Work Research
SOCW 4622 Field Placement I
SOCW 4623 Field Placement II
SOCW 3315 Stats & Data Analysis

Sociology

Qualified students would take a three-hour independent study with one of the sociology faculty after taking Methods of Social Research. In this course, the student would complete an empirical research project appropriate for three hours of upper level honors credit and present the findings at an appropriate research symposium.

For the second course requirement, students may choose to complete a second independent study in sociology or take a senior level sociology course and arrange for honors by contract involving special honors requirements such as an extra presentation and/or paper.

Spanish

To gain Honors credits in Spanish students must complete special honors requirements for:

One of the following courses:
SPAN 3301 Oral Proficiency in Spanish or SPAN 3302 Spanish for Native or Heritage Speakers
SPAN 3303 Spanish Grammar for Composition 
and any 4000 level Spanish course.

OR

two 4000 level Spanish courses

Wildlife and Natural Resources

Qualified students who wish to participate in upper level departmental honors in the Department of Wildlife and Natural Resources must complete the regular requirements as well as the special honors requirements for two of the following courses. The special honors requirements will be worked out with the individual faculty member and, if possible, spelled out in the course syllabus.

ENVS 3302: Soils, Land Use, and the Environment
ENVS 3305: GIS for Natural Resource Scientists
SOIL 3302: Soils, Land Use, and the Environment
SOIL 4450: Soil Nutrient Cycling
WSES 3305: GIS for Natural Resource Scientists
WSES 3308: Analysis of Natural Resource Data
WSES 3311: Wildlife Diseases
WSES 3313: Plant Diversity and Conservation
WSES 3314: Pollinator Ecology and Conservation
WSES 4088: Undergraduate Research
WSES 4302: Habitat Management
WSES 4303: Ecological Restoration
WSES 4309: Plant-animal Interactions
WSES 4326: Big Game Ecology and Management
WSES 4327: Avian Ecology and Management