Midland College • Academics • Honors Program

honors gilmourThe Midland College Honors Program provides an enhanced creative and supportive learning environment and special recognition for talented students.

Currently the Honors Program has 30 students each of whom are working under the guidance of MC faculty toward project completion. If you are interested in participating in the Honors Program at Midland College please contact Dr. Terry Gilmour at tgilmour@midland.edu.


You may be considered for participation in the Honors Program at Midland College if you meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Graduated in the top 20% of your high school class
  • TSI complete
  • Have a TAKS score high enough to be THEA exempt
  • Have a combined score of 1050 on the SAT (with a min. of 500 on each part of the exam)
  • Took the revised SAT with a writing section and scored 1575 (minimum of 500 on each section).
  • Have a composite score of 23 on the ACT (with a min. of 19 in either Math or English)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher on 12 or more semester hours of college work.
  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa.

A contract is required between you and your instructor detailing your Honors project. The project will be designed to take you beyond the normal requirements for the course. The Honors Program is designed to offer Honors credit in a number of disciplines. From Welding to Information Systems and from Math to Sociology, the program is only limited by you, your instructor, and your field of interest.


  • Receive practical, real world instruction in your chosen subject outside of the classroom environment.
  • Transfer to an Honors Program at a Four-Year College or University.
  • Opportunity to work one-on-one with your instructor.
  • "Honor Grad" always looks good on a resume or transcript and is possible with 12 semester hours of Honors credit.
  • If you choose to complete four courses for honors credit, including HUMA 1301 or HUMA 1302, you will be recognized at graduation & receive Midland College Scholar designation on your diploma. Other students in the program, but with fewer credits, will receive "Honors" designation on their transcripts.

Examples - Former Honors Classes

Honors Program Application (pdf)
Complete the application and return to your instructor or email to Dr. Terry Gilmour, tgilmour@midland.edu.

Spring Trip

Every Spring, the Honors program takes a trip somewhere in Texas.


National Collegiate Honors Council
Phi Theta Kappa (National Chapter)
Midland College local chapter Phi Theta Kappa
Great Plains Honors Council

honors footerFor more information about the Honors Program, please contact:

Dr. Terry Gilmour, Professor of Government
MHAB #160
(432) 685-6816