About the Undergraduate Catalog

The Undergraduate Catalog is a valuable resource that prospective and enrolled students can use throughout their days at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Catalog supplies general information about the University to prospective students and their parents. It includes information about application procedures and about orientation and matriculation for undergraduate students who have been accepted.

Academic regulations, University facilities, and college life also are described. Departmental degree requirements and course offerings are included, but students in some specialized curricula will be referred to other publications for additional information. Enrolled students are encouraged to use the Catalog in addition to talking with advisors and consulting their Tar Heel Tracker for undergraduate degree requirements.

This catalog is concerned primarily with prospective students and with undergraduates enrolled in the General College, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Schools of Business, Dentistry, Education, Information and Library Science, Journalism and Media, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health, as well as Summer School.

The following additional catalogs and admissions brochures are published by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in print form and/or on the Web: Kenan–Flagler Business School, School of Dentistry, School of Education, School of Government, School of Information and Library Science, School of Journalism and Media, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Gillings School of Global Public Health, School of Social Work, and Summer School. 

Students may expect to receive a degree by fulfilling the requirements of a curriculum as specified in the Undergraduate Catalog for the year in which the student matriculated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The University is not strictly obligated to fulfill this expectation since changes to the structure of degree requirements may entail widespread curricular adjustments, but it will make every effort to modulate changes so that appropriate substitutes for particular requirements, or particular courses, are available to students operating under a previous set of expectations. The faculty reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary in the curricula and in regulations. By University policy, the regulations in this catalog are not necessarily valid beyond the academic year for which it was published.