HON 110 students, wearing matching shirts, jump for a photo in the amphitheater on campus.

Checklist to Graduate with University Honors

 (1) Complete at least 9 credit hours of university studies courses honors sections.*

You may take more than 9 hours. You may substitute an honors contracted course for 3 of these hours.

*Note: Students who do not enter Honors as first-semester, first-year students (e.g., transfer students, later-entry students who complete UNI 101) must complete at least 6 hours of honors university studies.

(2) Complete 6 credits of "Interdisciplinary Honors Seminars" (HON 110 and HON 210/211/212)*. 

You may take an additional HON 210/211/212 seminar to substitute for 3 hours of honors university studies requirements. You may take more than 6 credits.

*Note:  Students who do not enter Honors as first-semester, first-year students (e.g., transfer students, later-entry students who complete UNI 101) must complete at least 3 hours of honors university studies (HON 210/211/212). They do not have to take HON 110. 

(3) Complete 2 credits of Honors Enrichment Seminar (HON 120/121/191/399 or NSG 112)*

You may take additional HON 120/121/191 or NSG 112 as elective hours toward graduation; that is, you may take more than 2 credits.

Beginning Fall 2021, students with a catalogue year of Fall 2021 or later must take HON 399 and one other 1-credit honors enrichment semianr. Any student MAY take HON 399, but it is only required for students who enrolled at UNCW in Fall 2021 or later. 

 (4)  Complete at least 3 additional hours of Honors credit.

Additional ways to earn Honors hours include: additional HON seminars, additional Honors sections of university studies, study abroad semester or year, Honors contract class in major or minor, 400/500 cross-listed courses if completing the graduate level work, graduate level coursework, additional Honors project in second major.

(5) Maintain academic eligibility.

At the completion of 27 credit hours at UNCW, an overall grade point average of 3.30 or higher in all coursework is required. An overall grade point average of 3.50 or higher must be established by the completion of 58 credit-hours and maintained thereafter.

(6) Earn a minimum of a C (2.00) in all honors work (B or 3.00 in 499 and honors contract courses) and have a 3.00 overall GPA in all honors curriculum coursework.

If a student earns a grade below a C in an honors university studies course, the grade may count toward that student’s university studies requirements but not toward his or her Honors requirements. If that student wishes to complete the Honors requirements for University Honors, he or she must take an additional Honors university studies course and earn no lower than a C. Students earning below a C in HON 210/211/212 or HON 120/121 must take additional seminars, respectively, and earn no lower than a C.

(7) Complete requirements for Departmental Honors.

The requirements for Departmental Honors are determined by the academic departments, and always include a 6-credit senior honors project. Interdisciplinary Honors (499) is also an option.