The Department of Nutrition and Food Science offers honors curricula and research opportunities for motivated students.  Information can be found below.

Nutrition Honors
  WHY SHOULD I JOIN NUTRITION HONORS?

    This program is designed for students to

  • Gain a deeper insight in specific topic areas of nutrition that interest YOU
  • Experience a different approach to learning, in general,  one more meaningful and hands-on
  • Be in smaller classes that offer more intimate learning and critical thinking opportunities
  • Get to know your professors, their passions, and their research on a deeper level
  • Develop friendships with other honors students committed to learning
  • Be more competitive for admission to professional schools, graduate schools, dietetic internships, scholarships, and employment
  ADMISSION - HONORS ELIGIBILITY

    Current Students:

  • Have an overall Texas A&M University GPR of at least 3.5
  • Submit an application (NFSC website) to the Director.

    Entering freshmen (before classes begin):

  • Graduate in the top 25% of high school class
  • Achieve an SAT score of 1310 (reading /writing + math - minimum 660 and 610, respectively) for tests April 2016 and after or a composite of 28 on the ACT (minimum 27 each on verbal and math)  OR
  • National Merit or National Hispanic award winner
REQUIREMENTS FOR NUTRITION HONORS
  • Complete requirements for a B.S degree in Nutritional Sciences (18 credits of honors courses taken at Texas A&M only)
  • Maintain a 3.5 Overall and 3.25 Honors grade point     average and complete one NUTR honors course each year
  • 12 credits of honors-level NUTR courses:
  • At least 3 credits at the 400 level or above, includes 485H, 491H and graduate courses
  • Up to 6 credits Directed Studies (485) or Research (491)
  • Up to 6 credits graduate credit (600-level)
  • 6 additional hours of honors-level coursework in any area or nutrition
HONORS RECOGNITION AND GRADUATION WITH HONORS (3.5 Overall and 3.25 Honors GPA):
  • After graduation, the transcript will state the distinction of Nutritional Sciences Honors
  • All Honors courses are designated as honors on a student’s official transcript
Submit an application (located on the NFSC departmental website) to the Director.  Applications are accepted at any time.

Honors Program Contact

Director and Professor

Office: 103 Cater-Mattil

Mailing Address

Department of Nutrition and Food Science

2253 TAMU

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX 77843-2253