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The Moody College Honors Program provides an intimate and rigorous four-year undergraduate program for the best and brightest high school students. It is dedicated to the cultivation of critical thinkers and transformative leaders.

"The Moody Honors Program recruits the future leaders and innovators in all the diverse fields of communication and provides them with an intimate and in-depth academic experience to help them reach their full potential." -Dean Jay Bernhardt 

The honors program has three main components that provide a holistic academic experience: A vibrant 15-credit curriculum of small, discussion-oriented classes, enrichment activities like special events and lectures, and college and community service. All students admitted to the Moody College Honors Program as freshmen will be awarded a first-year scholarship, and will have priority consideration for competitive scholarships in subsequent years.

The Moody College Honors Program supplements students’ majors by counting as degree or college electives and is built on the three following foundations:



Students will take 15 hours of courses consisting of two foundational classes on critical thinking and communication perspectives, two-to-three special topics seminars and a capstone project with options that include mentoring with top faculty.

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From student-led public forums, film screenings and social receptions to guest lectures by academics, writers, and creatives, we provide a wealth of activities to enrich your undergraduate experience at Moody.



Community engagement is a priority of the Moody Honors experience, and students will use their talents as thinkers, writers, and leaders to engage with the college community and beyond in various service
activities suggested by our office or of the student's own design!

Events & Photos

Travelin' Soldier by Bruce Robison

Singer and songwriter Bruce Robison performs his song “Travelin’ Soldier” in Dave Junker’s “Pop Music as Social Advocacy” honors class. The class explores the role of musicians and music in advocating for social causes. Watch the video

Honors on camera

The Moody Honors Program provides students with numerous activities in and out of the classroom. See recent photos from honors events, classes and programs. View recent photos


Annual Award Winners

One Top Senior award and two Top Symposium Paper awards were given to honors students who were selected by their fellow students, faculty, and the program director.

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