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The Application



The Shuford Program is open to all students, regardless of their major. We are the only Entrepreneurship Program in the country housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. We wish to attract students who are committed to the goals of our program: growing innovation and entrepreneurship at Carolina and around the world.

We hope that through the application process we can gain a better understanding of why you are interested in learning more about the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and the unique abilities you will contribute to our entrepreneurial community. We are committed to having an academic program with members from a diversity of majors, a diversity of race and gender, and a diversity of on- and off-campus activities. Will you come to join our diverse group?


Application requirements:


  • Be enrolled in or have completed ECON 125 with a grade of C or better.
  • Your resume: detail your relevant experience and accomplishments.
  • Your essay: in 300 words, tell us why you want to be a part of the Shuford Program and how it will help you to achieve your goals. Please provide any examples that would help us better understand your abilities, goals, and/or your commitment to diversity as defined above. Attachments are welcome including but not limited to websites, articles, and videos. Be creative!

We offer two windows of opportunity to apply to our program, one during the Fall semester and one during Spring!

The Entrepreneurship Minor


The Entrepreneurship Minor requires the completion of the following over a minimum of three semesters:

  • ECON 101 or 111
  • ECON 125
  • ECON 325
  • One track course (ECON 327 or equivalent)
  • An Internship
  • ECON 393


ECON 125 is a prerequisite to the minor— students must have completed the course with a C or better OR be currently enrolled in ECON 125 in order to be eligible to apply to the program.

The internship is a prerequisite to enroll in ECON 393, the capstone course. Students must have completed their internships and submitted the Internship Journal to The Shuford Team before the start of the Academic Year in order to enroll in the course.

Any questions?


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