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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
in and take Disciplinary Honors courses, students must have a 3.30 grade point average at the time of registration and meet all other course prerequisites.
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:
- a UNCG GPA of 3.30 or higher at graduation,
- 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:
- UNCG GPA of 3.30 or higher at graduation,
- 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.)
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.