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Departmental Honors

The Department of Nutritional Sciences offers students opportunities such as university honors through the John V. Roach College and Departmental Honors for those meeting the requirements. Students enrolled in the John V. Roach College honors program should follow all guidelines specified by the John V. Roach Honors College.

Honors students are involved, creative and engaged high-achievers. Over the course of their education at TCU, the John V. Roach Honors College offers many advantages:

  • Opportunities to attend an honors-only international Frog Camp before the start of freshman year and participate in unique intercultural experiences called “Honors Abroad.”
  • Challenging classes to bring out the full potential in students. Honors classes are not focused on assigning larger workloads but rather designed to cover the subjects of a normal class at greater depth through intellectual discussions.
  • Increased graduate school and career placement. Graduating with honors shows that a student has gone above and beyond most students in getting the most out of their undergraduate education.

Departmental Honors is offered to students who have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA at graduation and who also complete NTDT 30001, Honors Seminar and NTDT 40001, Senior Honors Research. In those two courses, students observe research presentations, prepare and present their own research finding during Honors Week under the direction of an NTDT faculty mentor. Students who successfuly complete both courses receive honor cords to wear at graduation.

All majors in the Department of Nutritional Sciences should consider graduating with Departmental Honors if they qualify. Both University honor students and Departmental honor students should consult the John V. Roach Honors College website for more information about both programs.