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Honors Degree Program

The UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation, in conjunction with the Honors College, offers the opportunity to earn an Honors Degree. To earn this degree, a student must have at least 24 hours of Honors coursework, including at least 12 hours of honors coursework in nursing at UTA. The 12 hours in nursing must include 3 hours in Research (a required course), and a 3 hour Senior Project (Thesis/Creative Activity, Service Learning, Study Abroad, or Internship). The remainder of the student’s Honors hours can be earned in any of the nursing courses in which a student contracts for an Honors project. Students may “transfer in” honors courses from another university or junior college (please contact the Honors College for eligibility of these courses).

The faculty of the College of Nursing is committed to assisting students in the pursuit of an Honors Degree, and many students have had the opportunity to enrich their education through a variety of creative projects, some of which have included working with faculty on specific research projects.

Consider the benefits available to Honors students:

  • Scholarships
  • Early Registration (provided clinical requirements are submitted by the deadline)
  • Priority placement at a clinical site (site only, not specific unit at the site, and only for those demonstrating progress in the honors program).
  • Internships/Research Assistantships
  • Personalized attention/Academic Advising
  • Faculty/Student interaction
  • Independent Research
  • Extended Library Privileges/Honors College Library/Study Lounge
  • Computer Access in Honors College
  • Honors College Council
  • Informal Social Gatherings
  • Graduate School Preparation
  • Opportunities to attend Honors Symposia, Lecture Series & Artistic Presentations

Honors College admission is competitive. Honors candidates must fulfill at least one of the following criteria, as well as submit an essay:

  • Entering Freshmen: a combined Critical Reading and Math SAT score of 1270; an ACT score of 27; the upper 10% of their high school graduating class
  • Currently enrolled or transfer students: 3.35 G.P.A.

Though you must meet the above criteria, admission is not based solely on grades or scores. The Admissions Committee looks for evidence in the application of strong analytic and imaginative abilities. A strong essay is an important consideration in the admission process.

The online application for admission to Honors College can be accessed at the Honors College website. For additional information, please contact Dr. Deborah Behan, the College of Nursing Honors Coordinator.