Honors Program in Nutritional Science

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

  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.

Admissions Form

TAMU Honors Programs website

 

Honors Program Contact Mailing Address
Dr. Karen S. Kubena Department of Nutrition and Food Science
Director and Professor 2253 TAMU
Office: 103 Cater-Mattil Texas A&M University
Email: k-kubena@tamu.edu College Station, TX 77843-2253

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