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Honors in History

Do you have a GPA of 3.3 or higher? Would you like to challenge yourself to delve deeper into the discipline while also advertising your strengths? If the answer is "yes" then we invite you to apply for disciplinary honors in history!

The honors program in History consists of a special, enhanced curriculum of 12 hours within the total major requirement of 30 hours. Upon successful completion, you will earn history honors on your transcript

Why do disciplinary honors?

  • Become an independent and critical thinker: Honors students play an active role in designing an original research project on a topic relating to your individual interests in history.
  • Deepen your research and writing skills in special course work you can collaborate with your instructors to define.
  • Develop a mentoring relationship with a faculty member who will help you develop your original research project.
  • Graduating with Honors in History can set you apart from the competition on the job market and in your graduate school applications.


Twelve semester hours to consist of:

  1. Six (6) s.h. of a contract honors course in History at the 300 level or ablove
  2. One of the following:
    To be taken before Senior Honors Project.
    HIS 491Honors Work: American History
    HIS 492Honors Work: European History
    HIS 493Honors Work: Wider World History
  3. Honors Project (Taken in lieu of 511 Seminar in Historical Research and Writing)
    HSS 490Senior Honors Project

Successful completion of honors work requires independent responsibility. Honors students must initiate conversations with faculty to discuss research interests and complete forms on time for official approval.


  • A grade of at least B in all course work used to satisfy the Honors in History requirement;
  • A declared History major;
  • A minimum overall 3.30 GPA at graduation;
  • Admission to the Lloyd International Honors College.


The designation "Completed Disciplinary Honors in History" and the title of the Senior Honors Project will be printed on the student's official transcript.

Honors Advisor

See Dr. Lisa Tolbert for further information and guidance about Honors in History. For further information and important forms, see http://honorscollege.uncg.edu/forms/.

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