The Honors Advantage

Are you ready to aim higher and find your own greatness?

Reaud Honors College Benefits Why Choose UsAs a Reaud Honors College scholar, you will be empowered to achieve your maximum intellectual and personal potential in our welcoming and supportive community of students from all academic disciplines at Lamar University’s five undergraduate colleges: Arts and Sciences; Business; Education and Human Development; Engineering; and Fine Arts and Communication. 

Our college helps you develop essential marketable skills—networking, teamwork, self-presentation, problem solving—and leadership skills—communication, delegation, creativity, trustworthiness—in ways that will complement your major and prepare you for a career, graduate school or wherever your path takes you.

An integral leader in making dramatic, positive changes at Lamar University, the Reaud Honors College, which is housed in the new Wayne A. Reaud Administration building, is among the reasons that Lamar University earned a prestigious ranking in December 2019 as one of the “Top 10 Public Universities on the Rise” by College Gazette

Join our community and benefit from the Honors Advantage that teaches you how to aim higher and find your own greatness.

Your personal path to a brighter future begins here.


Community Connections

Community Connections

Honors students can strengthen their potential to achieve academic and personal success by building strong connections with campus peers. Incoming Honors freshmen are introduced to upper-class Honors students who mentor them on how to make the most out of their undergraduate experience. All students are encouraged to build bonds and maintain relationships by joining the student-led Honors Student Association. Throughout their undergraduate career, Honors students taking Honors courses will learn alongside other high-achieving students studying in diverse academic disciplines, allowing for exchanges of cross-discipline ideas and broadening Honors students’ personal networks beyond their degree program.

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Actively Engage Minds

Taught by the highest-rated, most creative and inspiring faculty at Lamar University, Reaud Honors College courses offer vibrant learning experiences that allow students to develop personal connections with Honors faculty, some of whom may be able to serve students as a mentor or as a reference for academic or research opportunities. Honors students participate actively, rather than observe passively, during class time, which helps students cultivate critical thinking, improve self-expression and develop their ability to independently analyze course material. To encourage discussion, debate and student initiative, Honors classes are purposely kept much smaller than regular courses. 

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Reaud Honors College students take their knowledge to the next level to solve real-world problems by participating in learning experiences outside the classroom that supplement their course work and expand their professionalism. Some opportunities our students regularly take advantage of include: undergraduate research, Study Abroad, Partners in the Parks, Model United Nations, collegiate honors council, and community service. Our Honors advisor is available to provide guidance to Honors students during the application process and to inform them if the Reaud Honors College can offer financial assistance provided by the generosity of our scholarship donors.  

Priority Enrollment

Priority Enrollment

Honors students have the privilege to early register for courses prior to other undergraduates. By reducing scheduling challenges, the Reaud Honors College creates pathways for students who would like to graduate within four years and for students who wish to pursue dual majors or degrees.

Support Network

Support Network

The Reaud Honors College offers specialized advising to guide students through the Honors process and help them stay on track to graduate with Honors. Our Dean and full-time staff are readily available and highly motivated to provide our Honors community with support that will help them excel at Lamar University.