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Undergraduate Catalog | 2018-2019 
    
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Africana Studies, Honors Program


The Honors Program in Africana Studies provides opportunities for exceptional achievement in the Africana Studies major.  The goal is to deepen the understanding of high-achieving and self-motivated students in the interdisciplinary field of Africana Studies.  Students admitted into the Africana Studies honors program are required to successfully complete a research, creative, and/or community engagement project/thesis in the field of Africana Studies.  The final product must demonstrate evidence of scholarly rigor, intellectual curiosity, and creative problem-solving.

Admission Requirements


  • A declared Africana Studies major
  • Completion of a minimum of 6 credit hours of AFRS courses with at least a B grade in each
  • GPA of at least 3.25 in all Africana Studies courses counted toward the major and taken at UNC Charlotte
  • GPA of at least 3.0 for all coursework at UNC Charlotte

Course Requirements


Research or Theory Course (3 credit hours)


Select one of the following:

Project/Thesis Course (3 credit hours)


The Honors Project/Thesis leads to a research, creative, and/or community engagement project/thesis.  The honors project/thesis product may be in form of digital (e.g., web-based), textual (a minimum of 20-page paper), database development, or a creative work.  An A grade is required for the project/thesis.

Certification Requirements


To graduate with Honors in Africana Studies, students must:

  • Comply with all of the requirements for a Major in Africana Studies
  • Complete the Research or Theory course with grade of B or above
  • Complete the Honors Project/Thesis with a grade of A
  • Earn a minimum GPA of 3.25 in all Africana Studies courses counted toward the major and taken at UNC Charlotte
  • Earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 for all coursework at UNC Charlotte

The honors notation will appear on a student’s official transcript.