Honors Contract

Honors Carolina students have the unique opportunity to pursue an independent project of their own design within a regular course. The project should complement the course work and must produce a tangible final product — written, performed, or exhibited.

For example, a student might write a research paper that explores a topic covered in class, but in greater depth or complete a supplemental reading project with a formal report on the results.

This opportunity is attractive to students who may have a limited number of Honors Carolina courses offered within their major. If you are interested in creating an Honors Contract, review the Honors Contract Information Sheet and talk with your professor about designing a mutually agreeable project.


This opportunity is available to any Honors Carolina student who has accumulated at least 60 hours of academic credit toward graduation. Students must submit a proposal using the form below. Proposals will route directly to the course instructor for initial approval and to the Honors Carolina office for final approval.

Students may pursue one Honors Contract each semester.

Available Courses

Students may design an Honors Contract for any upper-level (200+) course within their major; students working toward a minor in Creative Writing may also design an Honors Contract for a course within the Creative Writing minor.

Deadline for Fall 2021 Proposals

Completed proposal forms must be submitted online and approved by the professor by Wednesday, September 8 at 12:00 noon EST. Students will be notified of the status of their proposal by Wednesday, September 15.

Submit A Proposal


Related Forms

Summary Report