Students


Prospective Students

Texas A&M University offers Honors Programs at University, College and Departmental levels. Students may participate in one or more programs that are applicable to their major(s). For information on all available Honors programs check out our Honors Programs website.

Texas A&M also offers many opportunities to get involved in Undergraduate Research no matter what your major or area of interest are--and you don't have to be an Honors student to do undergraduate research!

Opportunities in LAUNCH

ASPIRE

Aggie Scholars Promoting Incentive, Resources, and Encouragement (ASPIRE) is a recognized student organization and learning community for freshmen who are awarded the Terry Foundation or Haynes Scholarships. Through support and mentorship, Terry and Haynes upperclassmen aid ASPIRE freshmen in the transition from high school to college life.

Read more about ASPIRE

ACREW

Aggie Collegiates Ready to Explore the World (ACREW) is a recognized student organization and learning community for freshmen Regents' Scholars who are awarded the President's Achievement and/or Brownsville Scholarships. Through support and mentorship, ACREW upperclassmen aid ACREW freshmen in the transition from high school to college life.

Read more about ACREW

Century Scholars

The Century Scholars Program (CSP) is a four-year learning community that supports underrepresented students from selected Texas high schools through an academic scholarship. Through a freshman seminar, community service, and other professional and cultural development opportunities, Century Scholars are prepared for the rigors of the academic and professional arenas.

Read more about CSP

FOCUS

Foundations of Continued Undergraduate Success (FOCUS) is a Living Learning Program that allows first-year students to build a foundation for a successful undergraduate experience. Participating in a FOCUS community each semester permits students to discover more about themselves as human beings. The In-FOCUS Sessions provide structure for this personal growth.

Read more about FOCUS

GTF Aggie Scholars

Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) Aggie Scholars is a learning community for freshmen who have graduated from an early college high school as defined by Educate Texas. GTF Aggie Scholars are awarded a scholarship from the Greater Texas Foundation, a statewide education grant maker based in Bryan, Texas. Through support and mentorship, GTF Aggie Scholars upperclassmen aid GTF Aggie Scholars freshmen in the transition from high school to college life.

Read more about GTF-Aggie-Scholars

Honors Housing Community

The Honors Housing Community (HHC) is the cornerstone of the University Honors Program first-year experience and provides a true living-learning community with an interdisciplinary mix of high-achieving and highly-motivated students.

Read more about HHC

Ignite

Ignite is a Learning Community at Texas A&M University, focused on bringing together first generation college students during their first year at A&M.

Read more about Ignite

Posse Scholars

The Posse Scholars program provides students chosen by the Posse Foundation for exceptional leadership skills with intensive faculty mentoring and small group interactions. Advantages of the program include a tightly-knit national network of Posse graduates, tailored career and academic advising, and opportunities for individual and community development. Posse Scholars are expected to become leaders on campus and in the community.

Read more about Posse Scholars

Student Recognition

Texas A&M University LAUNCH students are engaged in and out of the classroom. Their passion and dedication to excellence often results in students being recognized with university-level awards and election to top student leadership positions.

Faculty Recognition

LAUNCH presents several awards to recognize the contributions of faculty members to the enhancement of the undergraduate experience at Texas A&M University.

Explorations: the Texas A&M Undergraduate Journal

Explorations is an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to fostering undergraduate research and scholarly work in all fields. The journal welcomes research, scholarly and creative submissions of general interest from any discipline. Explorations showcases the most cutting-edge, original, and student-driven scholarship by undergraduates pursuing intellectual and aesthetic experiences outside of the classroom.

Read more about Explorations

Undergraduate Research Scholars

The Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) program seeks to provide eligible undergraduates with a graduate student experience by allowing them to participate in research and communicate their findings as principal authors to the University's scholarly community.

Read more about URS

Undergraduate Research Ambassadors

The Undergraduate Research Ambassadors work to inspire broader engagement in undergraduate research by educating and serving the Texas A&M University community. The program began in 2013 with our inaugural class of 12 Ambassadors. New Ambassadors are chosen each spring.

Read more about URA

Events, Workshops, and Resources

LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research offers a variety of opportunities and resources for students to learn about and get involved in undergraduate research. Check out some of our successful students' stories!

Read more about Events, Workshops, and Resources

National fellowships provide students with the opportunity to reflect on their accomplishments and goals, synthesize their thoughts into a coherent whole, and achieve national recognition with access to unparalleled opportunities around the world.

Search National Fellowships

Undergraduate Research Scholars

The Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) program seeks to provide eligible undergraduates with a graduate student experience by allowing them to participate in research and communicate their findings as principal authors to the University's scholarly community.

Read more about URS

Undergraduate Leadership Scholars

LAUNCH has partnered with the Maroon & White Leadership Program to provide students with opportunities to integrate their coursework with career goals and interests in ways that will promote a better understanding of the nature of leadership. LAUNCH and the Maroon & White Leadership Program are looking for students who demonstrate an eagerness to learn and grow in their approach to leadership and have the potential to positively contribute to their organization.

Read more about ULS

Undergraduate Service Scholars

The Undergraduate Service Scholar Capstone is a two semester experience that uses community service and self reflection to enable students to see how their values, education and career goals mesh with real-world problems.

Read more about USS

Undergraduate Teacher Scholars

The Undergraduate Teacher Scholar Program is a two semester experience that consists of two options which the student may choose between. Each mechanism requires the Undergraduate Teacher Scholar (UTS) to identify a faculty mentor who agrees to work with the UTS to prepare educational material the first semester and will be the instructor of record the second semester.

Read more about UTS

Undergraduate Performance Scholars

The Undergraduate Performance Scholar Capstone is a two-semester program that allows students to discover the impact of art in their life through a project that unites the specific discipline and their education experience at Texas A&M.

Read more about UPS

University Honors

The University Honors Program focuses on personal, professional, and intellectual development through layering high-impact experiences, the transformative education that is outlined in the university's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Aggies Commit to Learning for a Lifetime.

Read more about University Honors Program

College and Departmental Honors

Texas A&M offers Honors Programs at University, College, and Departmental levels. Students may participate in one or more programs that are applicable to their major(s).

Read more about College and Departmental Honors

First-Year Experience

The Honors Housing Community (HHC) is the cornerstone of the University Honors Program first-year experience and provides a true living-learning community with an interdisciplinary mix of high-achieving and highly-motivated students.

Read more about First Year Experience

University Scholars

The University Scholars Program selects highly motivated and accompolished students to participate in professional and personal development and to serve as ambassadors for the University Honors Program. The program provides curious, deep thinkers with opportunities to learn for learning's sake.

Read more about University Scholars

Honors Student Council

The Honors Student Council (HSC) is a leadership group of representatives from University, College and Departmental Programs. The HSC promotes participation in the Honors Programs by providing an avenue for student input and engagement. One of the leading objectives of HSC is to provide ways for students and faculty to interact outside the classroom.

Read more about Honors Student Council