Structures of Inequality: Moving Forward

In the fall, Honors Carolina (in tandem with the Phi Beta Kappa Society) kicked off an ongoing examination of Systems of Inequality with a series of programs on structural racism. This semester, we will turn our attention to related questions of bias and discrimination. Topics will range from equity in the media to the rural-urban divide, college access, and deconstructing the gender binary.

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Honors Carolina connects exceptional students who share a passion for learning with renowned faculty who love teaching. The program opens the door to everything one of the world’s top public research universities has to offer. Study in cities around the globe. Work with faculty mentors on ground-breaking research. Design your own unique educational experience. The only limit is your imagination and desire.

Spring 2021 Honors Courses

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.

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

Spring 2021
Courses cover nearly every discipline in the College of Arts & Sciences

Spring 2021 First Year Seminars
Programs designed specifically for first year students.

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

Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship to Reach More Students March 6, 2020

The Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship has been expanded to reach more UNC Students.  Moving forward, up to $15,000 will be awarded annually to provide support for ambitious undergraduate students to pursue sports-related internships and faculty-mentored research projects in locations beyond

Marley Davis-Martin selected as 2020 Carolina Blue Honors Fellow January 7, 2020

One student from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was selected as the recipient of the 2020 Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship to pursue a unique and self-initiated summer internship built around international sports entrepreneurship. The Carolina Blue Honors

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

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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 22 2021.

Second Year Students
Apply at the start of the second year. Deadline: September 4 2020.

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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