Program Requirements

Honors Carolina has high standards for students who join our program. Students who meet these requirements before graduation will be designated an Honors Carolina Laureate in the commencement bulletin and on their academic transcripts.

Requirements for First Year Students

  • Complete an Honors First Year Seminar
  • Complete one additional Honors course during their first year
  • Complete career exploration and professional development modules in the Go Anywhere platform, as assigned
  • Maintain a 3.000 or higher cumulative GPA*

Students who do not meet these requirements will be removed from the program.

Requirements in Subsequent Years to Earn the Honors Carolina Laureate Designation

  • Complete a total of 24 credit hours in Honors coursework or course equivalents (includes the Honors credit hours completed during the first year)
    • 18 hours credit required for students who join Honors Carolina at the end of their first year
    • 15 hours credit required for students who join Honors Carolina during the fall of their second year
    • 15 hours credit required for second year transfer students
  • Complete career exploration and professional development modules in the Go Anywhere platform, as assigned
  • Maintain a 3.000 or higher cumulative GPA*

*If a student’s GPA drops below 3.0, they will be placed on probation for one semester. If the student’s GPA remains below 3.0, they will be removed from the program.

Students can earn half of the Honors Carolina credit hours needed for graduation through an Honors Study Abroad program or Burch Field Research Seminar.