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Disciplinary Honors Program

The Disciplinary Honors Program allows students in all majors to do Honors work in their majors or in upper-division interdisciplinary studies. Through Disciplinary Honors, students have the opportunity to study topics in depth and to do advanced research under the supervision of a faculty member, thus giving themselves a competitive advantage when applying for graduate school or beginning a career. In order to participate and take Honors courses, students must be admitted into the Disciplinary Honors Program and be members in good standing.

Requirements

The requirements for the Disciplinary Honors Program vary by major (students should check the individual departments in this Bulletin for details on specific course requirements) but includes at a minimum:

  1. a UNCG GPA of 3.30 or higher at graduation,
  2. at least 12 s.h. of Honors course work with grades of A or B as follows:
    • 6–9 s.h. Honors course work in the major,
    • HSS 490: Senior Honors Project (3 s.h.), and
    • 0–3 s.h. of other Honors course work

In some departments, graduate-level course work qualifies as Honors for undergraduates.

For those students who wish to pursue Disciplinary Honors in Interdisciplinary Studies, the requirements are:

  1. UNCG GPA of 3.30 or higher at graduation,
  2. 12 s.h. of Honors course work with grades of A or B as follows:
    • nine (9) s.h. of Honors course work, including at least six (6) s.h. at the 300 level or higher, and
    • HSS 490: Senior Honors Project (3 s.h.)

Recognition

Students who complete the requirements for the Disciplinary Honors Program receive a Certificate of Disciplinary Honors in [major/Interdisciplinary Studies]; have that accomplishment, along with the title of their Senior Honors Project, noted on their official transcript; and are recognized at a banquet held at the end of the academic year.