International Honors Requirements | Lloyd International Honors College


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International Honors Requirements

The International Honors Program is geared towards motivated, high-achieving incoming first-year students pursuing all majors. International Honors students complete 13 credit hours of coursework in Honors Seminars, liberal arts-based courses that meet General Education Curriculum (GEC) requirements. Capped at 25 students, these courses are offered only in the Honors College and focus on honing critical reading, thinking, and expression skills while fostering developmental learning environments. Students also achieve proficiency in a second language and participate in an approved international experience, typically for a semester at one of UNCG’s 100+ exchange partner institutions.

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

  • Have taken 13 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. A 100-Level Honors Seminar (3 s. h.) To be taken in the student’s first fall semester after being admitted to Lloyd International Honors College.
    3. 9 additional semester hours of Honors coursework (usually at the 200-Level or higher)
  • Mastery of a language other than the student’s native language at a level associated with 204-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. Course work completed abroad is permitted.
  • An approved international experience. To document this experience, students must register for the zero credit course HSS 299: Honors International Experience (graded on a pass/no pass basis) in the semester after which they participate in their international experience.
  • Courses used to satisfy requirements in the Disciplinary Honors Program cannot be used to satisfy requirements in the International Honors Program.

Graduation with International Honors

Students who have completed all requirements for International Honors by graduation will be recognized at the annual Spring Honors banquet 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 International Honors Program are awarded Full University Honors for their sustained Honors work throughout their time as undergraduate students.