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Requirements

In order to successfully graduate from the University Honors Program, students must complete the following:

Admitted to the UHP Fall 2022 or later:

  • Pass two semesters of Honors Forum in their first two years in the program
  • Pass two (3 credit-hour) HON seminars in their first two years in the program
  • Pass six additional credit hours of approved coursework with a grade of B- or better from the following: Additional HON seminars, Honors sections, Honors Contracts, FYI courses, study abroad (up to 3 hours*), graduate level courses, independent study courses, independent research courses, or additional courses approved by a student’s UHP advisor
  • Complete three high impact experiences by the time they graduate
  • Create and publish a culminating portfolio and reflection
  • Maintain a cumulative 3.25** GPA or higher

Admitted to the University Honors Program prior to Fall 2022:

  • Complete 6 hours of HON Seminars and 6 additional hours of advanced coursework from the following: Additional HON seminars, Honors sections, Honors Contracts, FYI courses, study abroad (up to 3 hours), graduate level courses, independent study courses, independent research courses, or additional courses approved by a student’s UHP advisor
  • Complete 1 semester of Honors Forum
  • Complete a 6 credit-hour Capstone project OR a culminating portfolio and reflection
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25** or higher

Admitted to the University Scholars Program prior to Fall 2022:

  • Complete 3 semesters of Honors Forum
  • Complete 12 hours of advanced coursework hours from the following: HON seminars, Honors sections, Honors Contracts, FYI courses, study abroad (6 hours), graduate level courses, independent study courses, independent research courses, or additional courses approved by a student’s program advisor
  • Complete a minimum of 3 high impact experiences
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25** or higher

*Up to 6 credit hours may be earned for study abroad if a student completes the HON seminar included in the Oxford Study Abroad Program with UHP

**UHP students must establish a cumulative 3.25 GPA or higher by the end of their first year at NC State. Students who do not achieve the required GPA by the end of their first year will remain in the program for an additional academic year as they recover academically. Students who have not achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 by the end of their second year at NC State will no longer be able to participate in the program. Students may appeal this decision by scheduling a meeting with the UHP Director.