Students can conduct original research or independent study under the guidance of a faculty member. Possibilities include study of an advanced or special topic, work as a research assistant, participation in a problem-solving seminar, and investigation of open problems as part of an honors project. To get started, a student should find a willing faculty member to help design and oversee the effort; the departmental honors advisor can help with this step. Course credit can be obtained through the numbers MATH 296, 690, 691H or 692H (see catalog.unc.edu/courses/math/) with the approval of the supervising faculty member, the Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Laura Miller, Honors Advisor.