Global Honors Requirements | Lloyd International Honors College

Global Honors Requirements

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The Global Honors Program is a highly customizable, high-impact experience, liberal-arts based honors program. Students in Global Honors choose the Honors courses that best suit their interests and needs from seminars, Honors sections, and contracts that can meet Minerva’s Academic Curriculum (MAC) requirements. These courses focus on honing critical reading, thinking, and expression skills while fostering developmental learning environments. Global Honors students also achieve beginning competency in a second language. Finally, Global Honors students devise a plan to take advantage of the several high-impact developmental opportunities available at UNCG, including study abroad at one of UNCG’s 100+ exchange partner institutions.  You can learn more about the many opportunities available on the Global Honors Experiences page.

Global Honors is ideal for incoming, first-year students at UNCG, transfer students with one year or less at another institution, or current UNCG students entering their second year.  Learn more about Global Honors eligibility requirements, application, and deadlines on our Global Honors Admissions page.

To complete Global Honors, you must possess a UNCG GPA of 3.30 or higher at graduation, and meet the following requirements:

  • Have taken seven (7) semester hours of Honors coursework with grades of B (3.0) or higher as follows:
    1. HSS 198: Honors Colloquium I (1 s.h.). To be taken in the student’s first academic semester after being admitted to Lloyd International Honors College.
    2. Two (2) courses (3 s.h. each) from the following options: Honors seminar, Honors embedded section, Honors section, Honors contract 
  • Mastery of a language other than the student’s native language at a level associated with 102-level language courses taught at UNCG. Ancient languages and American Sign Language are currently permitted. This requirement may be fulfilled by any combination of coursework, placement tests, and appropriate evidence of mastery through other documentation. Students can also demonstrate proficiency in a language other than those offered at UNCG. Course work completed abroad is permitted.
  • 100 points of approved Global Honors Experiences
  • Courses used to satisfy requirements in the Disciplinary Honors Program cannot be used to satisfy requirements in the Global Honors Program.

Graduation with Global Honors

Students who have completed all requirements for Global Honors by graduation will be recognized at the annual Spring Honors Graduation Ceremony or Fall Cording Ceremony and will have the International Honors designation added to their official transcripts. Graduating Honors students will be assessed a $30 graduation fee.

Graduation with Full University Honors

Students who complete both the Disciplinary Honors Program and the Global Honors Program are awarded Full University Honors for their sustained Honors work throughout their time as undergraduate students.


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