College and departmental Honors programs at NC State are designed to provide more rigorous and enhanced learning opportunities in specific disciplines for the most highly motivated and able students. These upper-level programs provide a depth of learning with a disciplinary emphasis, usually within a student's major. Students are invited to participate in Honors programs based on academic performance in their majors, generally during or after the second semester of the second year. Most Honor programs at NC State are departmentally based; the Honors programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Forest Resources, and the College of Textiles are college-wide. Departmental and College honors programs are separate from the University Honors Program and the University Scholars Program.
The following guidelines were developed by the University Honors Council and endorsed by the College Curriculum Committees and the University Courses and Curricula Committee and approved by the Provost in September 1990.
A minimum of 9 credit hours in courses numbered 300 or above drawn from at least two of the three following categories: