Background and Development

The Tar Heel Tracker report is an online, live-updating report in ConnectCarolina that shows students, faculty, and staff a student’s progress toward degree completion. It does this by evaluating a student’s coursework against the appropriate general education, degree, and major requirements.

Development of the new Tar Heel Tracker report began in the spring of 2009 as part of the largerConnectCarolina ERP project. The degree audit team worked with the various colleges, schools, and departments to analyze and code undergraduate degree requirements. The main goal was to accurately represent the undergraduate curricula as approved by the various university governing bodies and documented in the annual Carolina Undergraduate Bulletin. The Carolina Undergraduate Bulletin is the official source of information regarding undergraduate curricula at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Tar Heel Tracker first went live to students, faculty, and staff on February 14, 2011.

To date, the degree audit team has coded 99 unique undergraduate majors for a total of 143 major/concentration combinations. Most degree and general education requirements (but not all) are included in Tar Heel Tracker. A full list of the majors/concentrations covered by Tar Heel Tracker is available below.

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