The UHP is a place where students craft for themselves a truly unique undergraduate education that maximizes the opportunities of a major research university and catalyzes their own potential.
UHP students take 12-credit-hours of innovative seminars that emphasize both interdisciplinarity and the social, political, ethical, and cultural implications of research. Sample HON seminars include:
- Time Travel
- Freedom and the Self
- Interpretive Machines
- The Creative Process In Science
- Deconstructing the Disciplines
Conduct a 6-credit-hour self-designed research project under the mentorship of an NC State faculty member. Sample Capstones include:
- Alternative silage diets and their effect on milk production in Holstein cows
- A Biography of Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson
- Ground-based radar auto-unloading, leveling, and loading system
- Influence of the Appalachian Mountains on Eastern US Winter Storms
- Comparative Urbanity: Raleigh & Prague
- The Role of Personality Types in Designing an Effective Audit Team
Participate in a wide array of supercurricular activities that catalyze concepts, issues, and ideas well beyond the limits of a traditional classroom. Sample activities include:
- Film club
- Journal club
- Research Unplugged
- Cultural Explorations Society
- Great Works Book Club
- There are 24,536 undergraduates at NC State and approximately 650 UHP students.
- The average class size for HON seminars is 19 students.
- In 2014-2015, 137 UHP students presented original research at academic conferences or published their research in peer-reviewed journals.
- In Spring 2015, 40% of inductees into the NC State Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa were UHP students.
- In 2014-2015, 262 faculty participated in the UHP through teaching, research mentorship, and community engagement.
- In Spring 2015, 46% of UHP graduates went directly into to graduate or professional programs.