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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 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.


  • Engagement in interdisciplinary seminars on a wide variety of topics.
  • Opportunity to travel abroad with short-term faculty led courses as well as semester-long individual experiences.
  • Opportunity to network with honors students, faculty and campus administrators through a variety of events.
  • Opportunity to participate in experiences making a positive impact on the local community and provide personal development toward becoming a civic-minded citizen.
  • Opportunity to present at honors and discipline specific conferences.

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 director of the Attebury Honors Program. Students membership should complete the online application at

Honors Graduation Requirements

  • Three hours—Honors I, (required first fall semester for incoming freshmen).
  • Six to nine hours—Honor format core courses. Foreign language hours taken at WTAMU may fulfill this requirement at the discretion of the Honors director.
  • 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 119
WTAMU Box 60247
Canyon, Texas 79016
806-651-2734 or 806-651-2736