The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. UNC Chapel Hill accepts 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.
NOTE: Around 92% of students who start 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.
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Reminder: UNC Chapel Hill may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
UNC Chapel Hill has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with UNC Chapel Hill directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, UNC Chapel Hill students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at UNC Chapel Hill.
Student Designed Majors
UNC Chapel Hill allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
UNC Chapel Hill does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at UNC Chapel Hill
UNC Chapel Hill offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ 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.
✅ UNC Chapel Hill has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ 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.
✅ UNC Chapel Hill offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.
❌ UNC Chapel Hill does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Davis Library and there are 12 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
UNC Chapel Hill does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
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.
Does UNC Chapel Hill have any ROTC programs?
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
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