Esther G. Maynor Honors College
Dean: Teagan Decker
Assistant Dean: Joshua Kalin Busman
University Honors Council
|Teagan Decker (Chair)
||E. Cliff Mensah
||E. Brooke Kelly
||Joshua Kalin Busman
The Maynor Honors College (MHC) at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke is designed to attract top student scholars by providing an atmosphere that is both academically and personally stimulating. The Honors College offers interdisciplinary seminars and discipline-specific honors courses taught by distinguished faculty members; these courses enhance the general education curriculum, facilitate academic and personal growth, and encourage the interdisciplinary exploration of ideas. Honors students also gain a sense of community through shared residential facilities as well as cultural and service learning programs. The MHC helps students become independent, successful thinkers, researchers, and communicators while simultaneously preparing them to be responsible members of a global society. Once accepted to UNCP, exemplary incoming first-year students who exceed the academic requirements are automatically considered for membership in the Maynor Honors College. No application is necessary. Those who meet the minimum requirements (weighted high school GPA of 3.5 but do not receive an automatic invitation are welcome to apply to the Honors College for consideration. Admission is very competitive. Selected students will be notified of their status. Incoming first-year students who do not meet these criteria but would like to be considered for admission should contact the Dean’s office before completeing an honors admission application.
Transfer students and current UNCP students are also welcome to apply to the Honors College by completing an honors admission application. Transfer and current UNCP students should have a minimum 3.5 GPA in 12 or more hours of college-level work.
Freshmen who apply during their first semester of course work should adhere to the requirements for first-year students.
Completion of the Maynor Honors College curriculum requires that students successfully complete at least 22 hours of honors credit and obtain a minimum 3.4 GPA at graduation.
Honors College students should successfully complete 18 hours of honors credit and 4 credit hours of senior project course work (HON 4000 and 4500). Honors credit includes Honors courses (HON seminars or designated honors sections of existing courses) and Honors contract courses (maximum of 12 credit hours).
End-of-year GPA Requirements:
First Year: 3.0
Second Year: 3.25
Third Year: 3.4
Fourth Year: 3.4
Students must successfully complete a minimum of one honors course every academic year until 18 hours of honors credit are earned. Requests for a waiver of this requirement can be made in writing to the Dean of the Honors College. In addition, students are required to maintain GPA requirements as noted above.
Additional details regarding the Honors College curriculum and eligibility can be located on the Honors College website.