The Honors College

If you are interested in achieving more from your education, UNC Charlotte offers leadership, enrichment, and networking opportunities through our distinguished Honors Programs.

The Honors College

Choose from 22 Honors Programs and 24 Honors Societies to get the most out of your college experience.

Multi-Year Honors Programs and Merit Scholarship Programs

  • The University Honors Program is open to all majors. Students apply directly to this program before their freshmen year and will graduate with honors upon completion of the honors curriculum and capstone project or thesis. The Honors Program continues throughout all four years of the student's college career. UHP accepts students in their first two or three semesters, as well as transfer students. 
  • The Business Honors Program is reserved for business majors. Students will apply directly to the Business Honors Program and graduate with honors upon completion of the Business Honors curriculum and capstone project or thesis.
  • Academic College and Department Honors Programs are reserved for majors within the specific colleges. Students will apply directly to the program, which provides an enriched academic and extracurricular experience for the college's most exceptional, talented and self-motivated undergraduate students.
  • The Levine Scholars Program - The Levine Scholars Program is UNC Charlotte's premier merit-based scholarship program, awarding 15 incoming freshmen students full tuition, room and board, and four summers of experiences to develop leadership skills, social awareness, and international perspective. Students must be nominated by their high school guidance counselor by October 15th of their senior year to be eligible for this scholars program.
  • Crown Scholarships are merit scholarships available to students accepted into the University Honors Program. Scholarship packages range from $14,000-$18,000, with an additional $5,000 stipend for a university-approved study abroad program.
  • Other scholarships - UNC Charlotte also offers several other merit-based scholarships to high-achieving incoming freshmen students.  

Students may join multiple honors programs and societies while at UNC Charlotte.

Benefits of the Freshman Honors Programs:

  • Unique discussion-based honors courses with smaller class sizes
  • Optional on-campus honors housing in Witherspoon Hall suites/apartments (or Levine Hall, coming in 2016).
  • Priority registration for class selection for the University Honors Program, Business Honors Program, Levine Scholars, and Crown Scholars
  • Access to additional scholarships 
  • Internships and research experiences
  • Individualized honors advising and mentoring
  • Community service opportunities
  • Member of the Honors College community
  • Enrichment opportunities - including cultural activities, seminars, trips, exhibits, plays, museum trips, concerts, etc.
  • Attending or presenting at regional and national conferences
  • Study abroad programs exclusive to honors students

Honors Programs at UNC Charlotte have thrived for over 45 years. Become part of a legacy that will continue to flourish as our university grows.