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Honors Program

The University Honors Program is designed to encourage intellectual curiosity and ability in highly motivated and academically-gifted students.

Honors students pursue a challenging and personalized education at Coastal Carolina University. They must meet graduated academic requirements and complete a senior thesis in order to earn the designation of "University Honors Program" on their transcript upon graduation from Coastal Carolina University. University Honors Program graduates earn high acceptance rates into the nation's most prestigious graduate and professional schools.  View profiles of the Honors Program Class of 2018 »

Honors students enjoy multiple benefits for participating in the University Honors Program including high levels of personal attention from faculty, priority registration, and designated housing.

Each Fall, the University Honors Program enrolls approximately 100 new first-year students. The total number of students in the University Honors Program has grown to over 300 students.

The academic requirements for continuing students entering the University Honors Program entail taking 24 credit-hours of honors classes including:

  • 3 credits from any 300-level HONR course (typically taken in the sophomore year);
  • 3 credits from the Research Methods Seminar, HONR 498 (or equivalent course within your major taken as honors courses, typically taken during the spring semester of your junior year);
  • 3 credits from the Senior Thesis/Project Seminar HONR 499 (or equivalent course within your major taken as honors courses, typically taken during the fall semester of your senior year).

Our faculty are interested in enriching your academic experience in the classroom with a challenging and creative learning experience. Our goal is to offer a well-structured honors curriculum that incorporates disciplinary, cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives that encourage collaboration among members of the University community to support your personal growth as an honors student.


Coastal Carolina University Honors Program
Kearns Hall 116
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC  29528-6054