UNC Charlotte has 29 distinct honors programs. As can be read in the program descriptions below, many programs are available only to students of a certain department or college. The University Honors Program is a four-year interdisciplinary program open to students of any major and emphasizes interdisciplinary coursework, community service, and diverse cultural experiences.
Students in any honors program have access to honors housing, priority registration, enrichment activities, special events and speakers, courses with top faculty, scholarships, travel funding to present at conferences, and leadership opportunities. Some programs sponsor retreats, offer research opportunities and funding, and provide professional development opportunities. Upon graduation, honors is noted on students' transcripts.
In addition to the 29 honors programs available at UNC Charlotte, there are four merit scholarship programs that provide membership in the Honors College.