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Special Departmental Honors

All Textiles and Apparel majors are encouraged to take part in Departmental Honors. Departmental Honors entails completing a research project, writing an honors thesis and presenting your project at the Honors Symposium. Students who are accepted to Departmental Honors, will work closely with members of the faculty as they complete their research project.

To be eligible to participate in Departmental Honors, students must have a UT GPA of at least 3.00 and a GPA of at least 3.50 in coursework in the School of Human Ecology that is required for the degree. Majors who plan to seek Special Departmental Honors in Textiles and Apparel should apply to the Departmental Honors Committee no later than the beginning of the senior year.

If you are interested in participating in Departmental Honors please visit the HOW TO APPLY page.  For further information or if you have questions, please contact the SoHE Honors Research Advisor listed below.


For more information, please contact:

Dr. Ladia Hernandez


Office Location: GEA 313B

Office Phone: 512.471.0890