The Moody College Honors Program provides an intimate, vibrant, and supportive community for the cultivation of critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and transformative leaders. We’re on a quest. A quest to answer the most pressing issues of communication and society. And we believe it all starts with an inter-disciplinary and intellectually curious community that encourages exploration, critical reflection and independent work.
Compared to many other honors programs, ours is relatively small, highly supportive, and deeply committed to community engagement and service. While meaningful community must also be given freedom to grow organically, the program creates the conditions to make that happen.
Dr. Dave Junker has been honors director since 2010. He helped develop the current four-year program and now teaches the introductory course, Life of the Mind. He is a winner of the Moody College of Communication Teaching Excellence Award and the University of Texas System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award.
The Moody College Honors Program builds on a foundation of honors education based on the simple belief that talented, motivated and intellectually curious students will excel in an environment of open discussion and the free exchange of ideas. In 2018, the program was expanded and improved to accommodate first and second-year students and to support independent research and projects.
The Moody College Honors Program provides an open forum for smart, curious, and creative students to explore and debate the big questions of communication and society.