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.

Spring 2020 Honors Courses

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

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

Fall 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.

Three students selected as 2020 Weir Fellows October 24, 2019

Three students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2020 William D. Weir Honors Fellowship in Asian Studies, a program designed for students who have started their Chinese language journey and would

Six UNC Undergraduates selected as 2019 Robinson Honors Fellows April 3, 2019

Six students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2019 Anne L. and S. Epes Robinson Honors Fellowship, which provides funding for students who propose a program of study wholly focused on

Five students selected as 2019 Burch Fellows March 29, 2019

Five students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s College of Arts and Sciences were selected as recipients of the 2019 Burch Fellowship to pursue unique, self-defined educational experiences anywhere off UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus. The Burch Fellows Program

UNC-Chapel Hill alumna Kelly McFarlane named Knight-Hennessy Scholar March 12, 2019

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumna Kelly McFarlane has been awarded a Knight-Hennessy Scholarship, which fully funds graduate-level work in any field at Stanford University. McFarlane is one of 68 scholars in the program’s second cohort selected from

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

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Honors Carolina offers two application periods each year for current UNC students to 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 13 2019.

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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