A student is not required to do a scholarly concentration to graduate; however, we encourage students all to consider participation in this novel, and we hope fulfilling experience, at UNC. A student choosing a scholarly concentration is making a commitment to learning a discipline, and doing a deeper dive into a chosen area, than might be experienced in the curriculum otherwise. As such, a student’s participation in a scholarly concentration will result in special designation of those activities on their Dean’s letter. Scholarly concentrations are an excellent way to distinguish oneself from a career standpoint, for example, work closely with a mentor expert in the chosen discipline, develop meaningful programs, perhaps contribute to the literature, and maybe even follow this pathway into a future career. At a practical level, students participating in scholarly concentrations will have ample material to discuss during residency interviews.

Application Process and Deadline

Please submit your application for a scholarly concentration program by January 29, 2018, 8 am using this ONLINE APPLICATION. No exceptions will be made for late submissions. Applications for all scholarly concentration programs will be distributed to directors for their review; expect follow up communication from them.

Scholarly Concentration Programs