Elliott T. Bowers Honors College

  • Spring 2018 Honors College Ambassadors

    Spring 2018 Honors College Ambassadors

  • Honors Staff at the Medallion Ceremony

    Honors Staff at the Medallion Ceremony

  • Spring 2018 Cultural Outing

    Spring 2018 Cultural Outing

  • Fall 2017 Parent's Luncheon

    Fall 2017 Parent's Luncheon

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    Honors College Staff

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    Honors students enjoying "Pizza with a Prof"

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Welcome to the Elliott T. Bowers Honors College!

Applications for fall admittance for first-time freshmen are due by March 31

Applications for fall admittance for current and transfer students are due by May 1

Applications for spring admittance are due by November 30

Honors College Mission:

To offer a uniquely broad and intellectually stimulating academic, cultural, and social experience that emphasizes undergraduate research and encourages personal and professional growth.‚Äč

The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College is a place for highly-motivated students looking for a unique educational opportunity. The Honors College provides these achievement-oriented individuals with

  • some financial support
  • opportunities to interact with other similarly motivated students
  • special course offerings leading to an unusually broad educational experience
  • small classes with close contact to our hand-picked faculty
  • the opportunity for early registration
  • access to distinctively designed facilities.


   The Honors College is designed to attract and retain highly competent and motivated students and seeks to create an intellectual and social climate that encourages students to develop their potential both in and out of the classroom. To this end, the Honors College creates a community of scholars, wherein both students and professors interact and challenge each other in developing their abilities.

   Specifically, the Honors College provides personalized instruction and mentor-ship opportunities in supporting the University's overall mission of high academic standards and community service. Graduating with Honors from Sam Houston State University provides definite advantages for students entering graduate or professional school, as well as those starting out in their chosen profession.

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The Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is a campus wide event for students to present their research in a formal setting. The URS occurs every Spring semester on the SHSU Huntsville campus. The Spring 2018 URS hosted about 170 presenters and nearly 400 audience members.

Interested in being a presenter or an audience member?

Click HERE for more information.



The Honors College Staff produce a newsletter, The Dialogue, at the end of every semester showcasing the events that Honors has participated in as well as spotlighting outstanding Honors faculty, students and alums.

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Have questions about the Honors College?

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The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College

Academic Building IV Suite 201 | Box 2479 | Huntsville, Texas 77341-2479

Phone: (936) 294.1477 | Email: honors@shsu.edu

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