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The Honors College at Texas Tech University proudly pursues its primary mission to provide an enriched learning experience for intellectually capable and curious undergraduate students while striving to replicate a small-college learning environment in a large state university setting.


Welcome from the Dean

Dr. San Francisco

The Honors College is truly unique. The very existence of the Honors College is a clear, significant demonstration of Texas Tech's commitment to academic excellence and to creating the best possible environment for living and learning.

I encourage you to peruse our Honors College website to find out more about what makes the Honors College at Texas Tech University one of the premier Honors programs in the country.

Please contact one of our Honors College Advisors or one of our Honors College Ambassadors to answer any questions you might have or for more information.

- Michael San Francisco, Ph.D.



The Honors Program was housed in the College of Arts and Sciences from its inception in the mid-1960’s until 1993 when it was moved to the Office of the Provost. The Honors College was formed in 1999. Since that time the College has grown to include over 1000 students who represent majors from a broad cross section of undergraduate programs at Texas Tech University.

The Honors College administrative offices are now housed in historic McClellan Hall, directly east of the Student Union Building.


The Program

The Honors College offers enriched and stimulating courses that are designed to encourage critical thinking, broaden students’ education, and examine interdisciplinary and international perspectives of different disciplines. In addition, the Honors College supports undergraduate research, study-abroad, academic scholarships, and a variety of academic and social activities for enrolled students.

The First-Year Experience courses offered each fall are designed to provide an introduction for new students to the Honors College and its courses and programs, as well as to help incoming students adapt to university life and to Texas Tech University.

Honors student perks include the ability to live in Gordon Hall, the Honors residence hall and learning community, first-day registration for classes, early admission programs with the TTU School of Medicine and TTU School of Law, and many more.

For more information about these exciting opportunities, please look around our website. If you have any questions, please email us or call our office at 806.742.1828.