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    University of North Carolina Wilmington
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

College of Arts and Sciences


(http://www.uncw.edu/cas/)

Aswani Volety, dean
Kemille S. Moore, associate dean
Richard L. Ogle, associate dean
W. David Webster, associate dean

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a variety of programs in the liberal arts leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts in creative writing, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts in creative writing, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in marine science degrees. To implement these programs, the college provides instruction, research, and creative opportunities in the fine arts and humanities as well as in the natural, physical, and social sciences. The 21 academic departments in the college provide courses of study in each of these areas, in addition to interdepartmental programs in Africana studies; American studies; Asian studies; classical studies; European studies; forensic science; information technology; journalism; Latin American studies; Middle East and Islamic studies; Native American studies; postcolonial studies; science, the humanities and society; and women’s studies. Pre-professional programs in health-related careers, dentistry, law, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, podiatry and veterinary medicine, a 2+2 in engineering, and 3+2 programs in computer science and electrical or computer engineering, environmental science and environmental engineering, and physics and electrical engineering are also offered in the college. Additionally, the College of Arts and Sciences offers a certificate for professional writing, and a certificate in publishing.

The College of Arts and Sciences strives in all of its degree programs to nurture creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, and academic integrity in our students while providing them with a solid foundation of knowledge in their chosen field. Upon completion of their degree program, students will have the necessary preparation for their chosen career or advanced studies.

Applied learning is a hallmark of the student experience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the college’s twenty-one departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Examples include faculty-directed research, internships, service learning, and capstone courses and projects, all of which challenge students to integrate various strands of knowledge and to apply that knowledge to broader, real-world or real disciplinary situations. Through applied learning, students in the college gain direct hands-on experience with the skills of their major fields as an essential part of their preparation for life and career.

Degree requirements for all undergraduate majors and minors available in the College of Arts and Sciences are listed below. Requirements for the graduate degrees are listed in the Graduate School catalogue, while those for professional, pre-professional, and special programs are listed in those sections of this catalogue. See below for specific degree requirements and see Course Descriptions . Please note that all internship courses (498 designation) offered by departments within the college have a prerequisite of a minimum overall grade point average of 2.00; specific departments may require a higher overall average, as noted in their internship course descriptions.

Department of Anthropology

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

License

Non-Degree

Department of Art and Art History

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Non-Degree

Department of Biology and Marine Biology

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

License

Non-Degree

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

License

Non-Degree

Department of Communication Studies

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Department of Computer Science

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Programs

Bachelor of Science

Non-Degree

Department of Creative Writing

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Programs

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Certificate

Non-Degree

Department of English

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Certificate

Non-Degree

Department of Environmental Studies

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Non-Degree

Department of Film Studies

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Department of Geography and Geology

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

License

Non-Degree

Department of History

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

License

Non-Degree

International Studies - Interdisciplinary

Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Non-Degree

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor's/Master's

Non-Degree

Department of Music

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Music

Non-Degree

Department of Philosophy and Religion

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Non-Degree

Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

License

Non-Degree

Department of Psychology

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Non-Degree

Department of Public and International Affairs

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

License

Non-Degree

Department of Sociology and Criminology

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

License

Non-Degree

Department of Theatre

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Non-Degree

Department of World Languages and Cultures

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts with Licensure

Bachelor's/Master's

Non-Degree

Other Programs

Interdepartmental

Programs

Non-Degree