Liberal Arts Honors
The Liberal Arts Honors Program gives some of the university's best students tools they need to change the world.
With small classes, top professors, individualized coursework, and an active learning community, Liberal Arts Honors broadens students’ worldview and prepares them to lead. Students call this program the best of both worlds—the personal attention of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution.
Since 1990 Liberal Arts Honors has provided gifted students with special opportunities for enriched learning and recognition at every level of their academic careers. Almost 500 students, including 120 freshmen, participate in the program each year.
In addition to taking honors coursework focusing on reasoning, research, and writing, Liberal Arts Honors students are encouraged to study abroad and become global citizens. Nearly all participate in internships to help them build professional networks, and define themselves.
Prospective students considering attending The University of Texas at Austin with a commitment to a Liberal Arts education are encouraged to visit campus, visit us, and attend a prospective student information session to experience first hand all that the Liberal Arts Honors Program has to offer!
Anne is a graduate student in the Cockrell School of Engineering. She credits her background in Humanites for receiving the Academy of Distinguished Alumni Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. Anne completed her Humanities contract, "Building Blocks of Culture," in 2009 with senior thesis, "Politics as an Expression of Culture: Honor in Turkish International Relations."
Jennifer Yang and Sarah Strohl will intern summer 2014; Marlene Renz, Alina Tonu, and Jackie Wang will intern 2014-2015.
Interns will work closely with the HRC's professional staff writing for the publicity department, cataloging archives, or planning exhibits.
Carson White received first place for her essay on Homer's Odyssey entitled "Odysseus' Inner Conflict." Ethan Levinton was named runner-up for his essay comparing Aristotle's Ethics and the Book of Qohelet on the relationship of virtue and happiness.
Only four awards given out annually by the College of Liberal Arts to honor outstanding staff members.
Liberal Arts Honors and Humanities Advising Coordinator receives Outstanding Advising award, one of just twelve awards given out nationwide for 2014.