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Program Requirements

Honors College students will complete a total of 29 credit hours from Honors courses prior to graduation. The majority of these credits may count towards major requirements. These credits consist of colloquia, the senior honors project, seminars, and Honors electives.  

  • Colloquia: In the first, second, and third year of study, Honors College students enroll in a colloquium with a specific theme centered around East Carolina University's core values of leadership, service, and scholarship. In the freshman year, our students complete a course that is centered on service and leadership development. In the sophomore year, the course is structured to introduce students to research in their disciplines. In the junior year, students complete all of the preparatory measures necessary for the Senior Honors Project and engage in pre-professional experiences.
  • Senior Honors Project: In the senior year, students develop their own thesis or creative portfolio and present their research through the Senior Honors Project.
  • Seminars: Honors College students are required to complete two seminars prior to graduation. These interdisciplinary courses allow students to pursue a variety of interesting topics in a discussion-based setting. Seminars count for Honors credit and many will also satisfy university foundations credit. View current and past Honors College seminar offerings on our website.

Honors College Requirements, by class:

Fall 2016 Entering Class

Fall 2015 Entering Class

Fall 2014 Entering Class

Fall 2013 Entering Class

Fall 2012 Entering Class

Fall 2011 Entering Class

Fall 2010 Entering Class

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