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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

William H. and Joyce Attebury Honors Program


The mission of the William H. and Joyce Attebury Honors Program is to provide intense individualized support and enriched academic experiences for the most promising and motivated students at West Texas A&M University. Unique opportunities, in and out of the classroom, blend together to create an exciting honors undergraduate experience focused on leadership, scholarship and excellence. Honors students engage in enriched honors courses, seminars, programs, as well as campus activities designed to further develop the high achieving student’s intellectual, professional and personal potential.

Benefits and Opportunities

  • Engage in seminars unavailable to the general student body.
  • Travel abroad with Honors faculty led courses.
  • Network with honors students, faculty and campus administrators at Honors sponsored events.
  • Enroll in small honors only core classes.
  • Present at regional honors conferences.
  • Live in an Honors residence hall.
  • Priority registration.
  • Graduate with distinction as an Attebury Honors Scholar, receive an Honors medallion at commencement and receive an honors notation on the transcript.

Honors Admission Requirements

Incoming Freshman (High School Graduates)

  • ACT Composite Score of 26 or better,
  • SAT Score (math + critical thinking) of 1,200 or better.

Community College Transfer Students

  • 3.5 or better overall GPA on transfer hours.

West Texas A&M University Students

  • 15 or more hours at WTAMU with a GPA of 3.5 or better.

Variance from these requirements may be granted by the Attebury Honors Program director. Students membership should complete the online application at wtamu.edu/honors.

Honors Graduation Requirements hour-Honors I, (required first fall semester for incoming freshmen).

  • One hour - Honors I, (required first fall semester for incoming freshmen).
  • Six to nine hours-Honors format core courses. Foreign language hours taken at WTAMU may fulfill this requirement.
  • Six hours-Honors Seminars.
  • Three hours-Honors Senior Thesis/Capstone.
  • Participate in two service activities each semester.
  • Enroll in Honors Colloquia (0 credit) and attend Colloquia event(s) each long semester.
  • Presentation at a research conference.
  • Maintain a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA with 3.0 or higher in all Honors required courses.
  • Continuous engagement in the Honors Program to graduation with a minimum of four long semesters required.

Variance from these requirements may be granted by the director of the Attebury Honors Program.

For More Information


Attebury Honors Program
Killgore Research Center, Room 107
WTAMU Box 60247
Canyon, Texas 79016
806-651-2734 or 806-651-2736