Honors Carolina is more than honorific. It is a rigorous, interdisciplinary academic program designed for students who are eager to explore beyond their immediate academic concentrations and anticipated career trajectories. We want and expect our students to be committed to living a life of the mind.

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Deadline Extended! Apply by Feb 28 for Summer & Fall 2019 Honors Study Abroad

Browse the more than 200 seminar-style courses offered by Honors Carolina and discover the right course for you:

Spring 2019 Courses
Courses cover nearly every discipline in the College of Arts & Sciences

Spring 2019 First Year Seminars
Programs designed specifically for first year students.

Honors Carolina Course Equivalents
Learn about alternative ways to earn Honors Carolina course credit.

Four students selected as 2019 Carolina Blue Honors Fellows January 16, 2019

Four students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2019 Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship to pursue unique and self-initiated summer internships built around international sports entrepreneurship. The Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship was

Scott Emmons named Churchill Scholar January 15, 2019

Scott Emmons, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, a research-focused award that provides funding to outstanding American students for a year of master’s degree

Maggie Hilderbran named Marshall Scholar December 5, 2018

Maggie Hilderbran, a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a recipient of the Marshall Scholarship, a graduate studies scholarship to study at either one or two United Kingdom institutions, in any

Emily Venturi and Alice Huang Named Schwarzman Scholars December 5, 2018

Emily Venturi, a 2018 graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Alice Huang, a 2016 graduate, have been selected for the Schwarzman Scholars program, an elite China-based scholarship modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship and founded by Blackstone

Three students selected as 2019 Weir Fellows October 23, 2018

Three students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2019 William D. Weir Honors Fellowship in Asian Studies, a program designed for students who have started their Chinese language journey and would

Angela Chin selected to attend Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program August 15, 2018

Angela Chin, a third-year at UNC Chapel Hill, attended the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program this summer. The selective six-week summer program is designed to prepare scholars for careers in international affairs by combining courses and experiential opportunities

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Students who were not invited to join Honors Carolina as incoming students can still apply to join the program.

First Year Students
Apply at the start of the second semester. Deadline: January 18 2019.

Second Year Students
Apply at the start of the second year. Deadline: September 14 2018.

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From joining my professor at his home to use his personal printing press to seeing firsthand the landmarks that inspired J.R.R. Tolkein in Oxfordshire, Honors Carolina has brought me unique experiences that have indelibly shaped my UNC experience.

Sam Bondurant
English & Economics Double Major