UNC Honors Program


The Honors Program curriculum is organized into a 2-tier honors program. The lower division Honors Interdisciplinary Program is designed for first and second year students, although some students continue into their third year to complete the requirements. This foundation layer for honors provides students with the opportunity to explore complex ideas through small interdisicplinary seminars. The Upper Division Honors Program is created for juniors and seniors to plan, coordinate and execute a significant honors project in one of three paths: Research, Applied or Creative.

Honors Connect: Community or Professional Engagement

Being an Honors Student is about more than just academic course work.  It is also important that Honors Students become active members of their Program, their campus and their community to broaden their experience base.  As a means of developing both a personal ethic and professional demeanor in one’s discipline along with a sense of community within the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership, students during their Freshman year must provide evidence of participation in Honors, campus and community activities and events through the Honors Connect program.  After the Freshman year, students can choose which areas they want to stay involved with over the course of their studies, and are simply asked to log their participation in the Honors Connect database once a semester with no set specific requirements.  More information about Honors Connect.

Course Descriptions in the UNC Catalog


For complete details on the Honors Program curriculum requirements, prospective students may download the Honors Student Handbook on the Forms and Documents page or contact the Honors Program office (970) 351-2940 to have a copy of the handbook mailed to you.