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UHP students exploring the geosciences on GeoJourney.

The University Honors Program provides a breadth and depth of unique educational experiences that engage academically-motivated students in transformative experiential learning throughout their college careers. Our students excel in areas of leadership, research, service, and global engagement. You will find them presenting their cutting-edge work at national research conferences, exploring the arts as actors and stagehands in University Theatre performances, giving their time to great causes like the Feed the Pack Pantry, and exploring the world around them through our Cultural, Outdoor, and Career Explorations trips. Needless to say, University Honors students at NC State are Thinking and Doing in and out of the classroom.

The curricular core of the University Honors Program is the HON seminars, which are small, graduate-style, classes designed to expose students to how multiple disciplines approach and try to solve problems. The co-curricular dimension of the UHP is the Honors Forum, which includes a guest lecture series, arts and culture events, and field trips to sites of historic and cultural significance around the Triangle. In addition, students must complete three high-impact experiences that illustrate they are putting knowledge into action. And finally, students will create a multimedia portfolio in which they capture artifacts from their undergraduate career and synthesize them into a meaningful learning narrative.

University Honors Program Requirements

To complete the program and earn graduation recognition for the University Honors Program, participants are expected to complete a set of requirements by the end of their time at NC State. UHP Advisors work with our students every year, coaching them through the completion of their criteria and providing encouragement and suggestions of the types of events or opportunities that may best suit each individual student’s academic and professional interests.

You can view the requirements for the Program in the “Requirements” tab under “Current Students.”

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