The Department of Nutrition offers honors curricula and research opportunities for motivated students.  Information can be found below.

Nutrition Honors
  WHY SHOULD I JOIN NUTRITION HONORS?

    This program is designed for students to

  • Gain a deeper insight in specific topic areas of nutrition that interest YOU
  • Experience a different approach to learning, in general,  one more meaningful and hands-on
  • Be in smaller classes that offer more intimate learning and critical thinking opportunities
  • Get to know your professors, their passions, and their research on a deeper level
  • Develop friendships with other honors students committed to learning
  • May be more competitive for admission to professional schools, graduate schools, dietetic internships, scholarships, and employment
  ADMISSION - HONORS ELIGIBILITY

    Current Students:

  • Have an overall Texas A&M University GPR of at least 3.5
  • Submit an application (NUTR website) to the Director.

    Entering freshmen (before classes begin):

  • Accepted as a Nutritional Sciences major
  • Graduate in the top 25% of high school class OR
  • Identified as National Merit Semifinalist, National Merit Scholar, or National Hispanic Scholar OR
  • Achieve an SAT score of 1310 (reading /writing + math - minimum 660 and 610, respectively) or a composite of 28 on the ACT (minimum 27 each on verbal and math)
REQUIREMENTS FOR NUTRITION HONORS
  • Complete requirements for a B.S degree in Nutritional Sciences (18 credits of honors courses taken at Texas A&M only)
  • Maintain a 3.5 Overall and 3.25 Honors grade point     average and complete one NUTR honors course each year
  • 12 credits of honors-level NUTR courses:
  • At least 3 credits at the 400 level or above, includes 485H, 491H and graduate courses
  • Up to 6 credits Directed Studies (485) or Research (491)
  • Up to 6 credits graduate credit (600-level)
  • 6 additional hours of honors-level coursework in any area or nutrition
HONORS RECOGNITION AND GRADUATION WITH HONORS (3.5 Overall and 3.25 Honors GPA):
  • After graduation, the transcript will state the distinction of Nutritional Sciences Honors
  • All Honors courses are designated as honors on a student’s official transcript
Submit an application (located on the NUTR departmental website) to the Director.  Applications are accepted at any time.

Honors Program Contact

Ms. Saundra Lorenz, MS, RD, LD

Director and Senior Lecturer

Office: 101 Cater-Mattil

Email: sglorenz@tamu.edu

Mailing Address

Department of Nutrition

2253 TAMU

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX 77843-2253