University Honors Program


The University Honors Program (UHP) is designed to support students in the classroom, throughout campus, in the community, and beyond. It is an interdisciplinary, multi-year program that welcomes students from any major. The program emphasizes scholarship, leadership, and community engagement on campus, in the greater Charlotte region, and beyond.  Honors courses stress collaborative and reflective practices with the goal of broadening perspectives and promoting open discussion as local and global issues are considered. The program seeks to inspire students to be intellectually curious, creative problem solvers, and envoys of diverse and inclusive thinking in and outside of the classroom. Students develop as scholar-citizens during their time at UNC Charlotte and are prepared to act as change-agents in their communities. 

When can I apply? 

Students may apply as a high school senior or during their freshman year.

What are the GPA requirements? 

You must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.2 GPA in honors coursework. 

What are the curricular requirements? 

Students are required to take at least 16 hours of honors courses within the Honors College, but further requirements may vary depending on whether students complete their senior honors capstone with the University Honors Program or with a departmental or college honors program. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options. 

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