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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC 4-Year Public

UNC Chapel Hill Academics

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree. Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal.

UNC Chapel Hill does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, UNC Chapel Hill has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 91% of students who started college at UNC Chapel Hill finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

UNC Chapel Hill offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Are Required at UNC Chapel Hill?

UNC Chapel Hill has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students need to fulfull a language requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at UNC Chapel Hill

When choosing a major, UNC Chapel Hill students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at UNC Chapel Hill below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. UNC Chapel Hill does not require a senior project for all students.

Does UNC Chapel Hill Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

UNC Chapel Hill offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does UNC Chapel Hill Have An Online Program?

UNC Chapel Hill has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does UNC Chapel Hill Offer Credit for AP Classes?

UNC Chapel Hill offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does UNC Chapel Hill Have An Honors Program?

UNC Chapel Hill offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does UNC Chapel Hill Require Internships?

UNC Chapel Hill does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

UNC Chapel Hill has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at UNC Chapel Hill include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force branch unit on campus

Dual Degree Programs at UNC Chapel Hill

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

UNC Chapel Hill does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

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UNC Chapel Hill Majors & Subject Areas

Environmental Studies
Environmental Science
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
African Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
East Asian Studies
European Studies/Civilization
Latin American Studies
Russian Studies
Slavic Studies
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)
Area Studies, Other
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
Women's Studies
Folklore Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Radio and Television
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Information Science/Studies
Computer Science
Education, General
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Educational/Instructional Technology
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Speech Teacher Education
Latin Teacher Education
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Education, Other
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Operations Research
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Comparative Literature
Chinese Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Korean Language and Literature
Slavic, Baltic, and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
German Language and Literature
Hindi Language and Literature
Iranian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Portuguese Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Arabic Language and Literature
Hebrew Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Programs for Foreign Lawyers
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
Rhetoric and Composition
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Library and Information Science
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Zoology/Animal Biology
Genetics, General
Physiology, General
Cell Physiology
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Mathematics, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Mathematical Statistics and Probability
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Nutrition Sciences
International/Global Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
Cognitive Science
Marine Sciences
Sustainability Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Philosophy, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Christian Studies
Islamic Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Physics, General
Materials Science
Physical Sciences, Other
Psychology, General
School Psychology
Educational Psychology
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis, General
Social Work
Medical Anthropology
Economics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Urban Studies/Affairs
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
Music Performance, General
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Dental Clinical Sciences, General
Dental Public Health and Education
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Physician Assistant
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Medical Scientist
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
Public Health, General
Environmental Health
Public Health Education and Promotion
Maternal and Child Health
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
Medical Informatics
Movement Therapy and Movement Education
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Nursing Science
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing
Nursing Practice
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
History, General

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