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 as long as the student is earning a permanent letter grade (no pass/fail). No proposal submission is necessary to earn these credits:

  • Any course numbered 295, 395, or 495
  • AMST 350
  • BIOL 421L
  • BMME 698
  • ENEC 698
  • EXSS 273
  • HIST 398
  • POLI 150L
  • PSYC 270, 403, 530
  • PWAD 680
  • ROML 500

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). The courses below have been pre-approved to earn honors program credit as long as the student is earning a permanent letter grade (no pass/fail). To apply for credit for courses not on the list below, please submit a proposal to Honors Carolina for approval.

  • Any 700-, 800- or 900-level course
  • BIOS 600, 611, 662, 663, 664, 665, 668, 691
  • BMME 560
  • BUSI 617, 618
  • CLSC 650
  • COMP 633
  • ENGL 690
  • ENVR 600, 640, 650, 672, 685
  • EPID 600, 696
  • GNET 625
  • HBEH 600, 601
  • HPM 600, 630, 697
  • INLS 523, 539, 585, 690
  • MATH 653, 656, 661, 662, 677
  • NUTR 600, 611, 620
  • PLAN 636
  • PUBH 510
  • STOR 612, 641, 642

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.