Course Equivalents

Honors Carolina offers several alternative ways to earn course credit toward their graduation requirements:

Honors Study Abroad Programs (6-12 Credit Hours)

Travel to Cape Town, London, or Rome through the Honors Study Abroad program and earn up to 12 Honors credit hours.  Learn more about Honors Study Abroad programs.

Burch Field Research Seminars (6-12 Credit Hours)

Take your classroom experience around the globe. Spend a semester focusing on a specific issue with unique hands-on learning opportunities. Study human rights in Rwanda, music in Florence, and public policy in Washington, DC. Learn more about Burch Field Research Seminars.

Dunlevie Honors Colloquium (1.5 Credit Hours)

Participate in a weekly seminar that focuses on a broad interdisciplinary topic that changes each semester. Available to students with 60+ credit hours toward graduation. Note: Students who participated in a colloquium prior to Fall 2016 receive 3 credit hours. (All students receive 1 hour of Pass/Fail academic credit.) View course descriptions here.

Dunlevie Honors Colloquium: Translational Skills – From Academy to Market (1.5 Credit Hours)

Participate in a weekly seminar that combines practical workshops on writing resumes and sharpening interviewing skills with talks from alumni who discuss the job search process. Available to students with 60+ credit hours toward graduation. Note: Students who participated in a colloquium prior to Fall 2016 receive 3 credit hours. (All students receive 1 hour of Pass/Fail academic credit.) View course descriptions here.

Honors Contract (3 Credit Hours)

Complete a supplement project in an upper-level course in your major during your junior or senior year. Available to students with 60+ credit hours toward graduation. Requires approval. Learn more.

Honors Carolina Fellowships (3 Credit Hours)

Earn credit for participating in Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) or Honors Carolina fellowships, including the Burch Fellowship, Carolina Blue Fellowship, Gold Summer Research Fellowships, Robinson Fellowship and Taylor Summer Research Fellowships. Learn more.

Faculty-Mentored Research (3.0 Credit Hours for Research Projects; Same Credit Hours as Course Enrollment for Research Courses)

Earn credit for participating in a faculty member’s ongoing research project or enrolling in a non-Honors research course (see approved list below).  Students participating in a faculty member’s ongoing research must submit a proposal to Honors Carolina for approval.

Beginning in Spring 2017, students will automatically earn program credit for enrollment in the following courses. No proposal submission is necessary:

  • Any course numbered 295, 395, or 495
  • AMST 350 – Main Street Carolina: A Cultural History of North Carolina Downtowns
  • BIOL 421L – Microbiology Laboratory with Research
  • BMME 698 – Senior Design Project II
  • ENEC 698 – Capstone: Analysis and Solution of Environmental Problems
  • HIST 398 – Undergraduate Seminar in History
  • POLI 150L – International Relations and World Politics Research Laboratory
  • PSYC 270 – Laboratory Research in Psychology
  • PSYC 403 – Advanced Biopsychology Laboratory
  • PWAD 680 – Research Seminar in Peace, War, and Defense
  • ROML 500 – Research Methods for Romance Languages and European Studies

Graduate-Level Coursework (Same Credit Hours as Course Enrollment)

Successfully complete a graduate-level course (those typically restricted to graduate students and requiring special permission for undergraduates to register). Students must submit a proposal to Honors Carolina for approval.

Non-Honors Study Abroad Programs (3 Credit Hours)

Participate in study abroad programs approved by the UNC Study Abroad Office. Earn 3 hours credit for semester-long and summer programs or 6 hours for year-long programs.