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

Addendum to 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalogue


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University Calendar

Catalogue change: 4/12/17

Fall 2017 CHANGES:

September 7, Thursday  September 5, Tuesday Fall Faculty Meeting
October 6-9 13-16, Friday-Monday

IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m. – Monday 8 a.m.)

Spring 2018 CHANGES:

March 2-5 9-12, Friday-Monday     IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m. – Monday 8 a.m.)

Fall 2018 CHANGES:

September 1-4, 8-10, Friday-Monday IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m.– Monday 8 a.m.)
   
October 12-15 19-22, Friday-Monday    IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m.– Monday 8 a.m.)

Spring 2019 CHANGES:

March 8-11 15-17, Friday-Monday    IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m.– Monday 8 a.m.)

Catalogue change: 3/29/17

Summer 2017 CHANGES:

May 19, Friday May 23, Tuesday

Late Registration Fee for Reinstatement.

September 7, Thursday  September 5, Tuesday

Late Registration Fee for Reinstatement.

Catalogue change 2/2/17:

Spring 2017 CHANGES:

March 3-6, Friday-Monday

IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m. - Monday 8 a.m.)

March 10-13, Friday-Monday

IT Maintenance Weekend (Friday 5 p.m. - Monday 8 a.m.)

Spring 2018 CHANGES:

January 3, Wednesday

On-campus housing opens 1:00 p.m.(please see Housing http://uncw.edu/housing for time)

January 4  3-5, Thursday Wednesday-Friday

Orientation and advising

Spring 2018 CHANGES:

January 10 9-11, Thursday Wednesday-Friday

Orientation and advising


University Studies Program - Thematic Transdisciplinary Clusters

Catalogue change 9/23/16:

This catalogue has been amended per a 2016 UNCW Faculty Senate decision to retroactively remove the Thematic Transdisciplinary Cluster requirement from the University Studies program. Students who wish to complete a cluster may do so, however, completion of a cluster is no longer required. 


Admissions

Catalogue change 8/10/16:

Re-enrollment Review

Former UNCW students who had been declared academically ineligible to return to the university must make their case in writing by submitting a statement to the Committee on Academic Reinstatement, in addition to their online Re-enrollment Application. The instructions for requesting reinstatement will be provided by the Office of the Registrar. The reinstatement request must be submitted by March 1 for fall semester and October 1 for spring semester. The reinstatement request must be submitted by March 1 for summer and fall semesters and October 1 for spring semester. The results of the reinstatement committee review will be passed on to the Office of the Registrar with a determination of the acceptance, or rejection, of the applicants depending upon their potential for academic success. Students who are allowed to re-enroll may be required to meet with their dean to discuss their academic plans. Decisions of the deans in this regard are final.


Courses

Catalogue change 10/31/16:

MUS 106 - Exploring Music

Added Aesthetic, Interpretive and Literary Perspectives to the University Studies components this course fulfills.


Catalogue change 9/23/16:

University Studies Program - Thematic Transdisciplinary Clusters

This catalogue has been amended per a 2016 UNCW Faculty Senate decision to retroactively remove the Thematic Transdisciplinary Cluster requirement from the University Studies program. Students who wish to complete a cluster may do so, however, completion of a cluster is no longer required. Course description references to Thematic Transdisciplinary Clusters apply to students who choose to complete a cluster.


Catalogue change 8/19/16:

EBD 302 - Growing and Managing the Business
Prerequisite: EBD 280 with a grade of ‘B’ ‘C’ or higher.

NSG 409 - Clinical Nursing VIII: Capstone, Transition to Professional Practice
Credits: 3 (1 Theory/2 3 Clinical)


Faculty

Catalogue change 11/28/16:

Kelly A. Ellington, assistant professor of nursing, B.S.N., Winston-Salem University; M.S.N., D.N.P., University of South Alabama

Catalogue change 8/15/16:

Susan S. Roberts Sinclair, associate professor of clinical research, B.S.N., East Carolina University; M.P.H. Columbia University; Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Eric K. Patterson, associate professor of computer science, B.S., Ph.D., Clemson University

Jacquelyn Lee, lecturer assistant professor in social work, B.S.W., B.A., M.S.W., University of Southern Mississippi


Degree Programs and Requirements

Catalogue change 6/15/17:

B.A. Physics

Option 2: Added GGY 281 and the following sentence to the Option 2 Physics BA requirements:
“”Plus six hours of environmental science course electives at the 300-400 level” to correct an omission.


Catalogue change 11/29/16:

Department of Computer Science

Updated title of Option 1 to “Systems Option (Option 1).

Catalogue change 11/8/16:

Department of Computer Science (description)

Added the words “The Systems Option” (Option 1) to the following sentence:

Option 1 contains more thorough coverage of concepts in operating systems, scientific computing, and has more elective credit hours in upper-level computer science courses to allow students the flexibility to explore additional advanced topics.


Catalogue change 10/5/16:

Minor in Sustainability

A minor in sustainability requires a total of 23 credit hours with a minimum overall quality point average of “C” (2.00) in courses counted

Students may select any EVS numbered courses not used in the core requirements as an elective. A minimum of 9 hours must be at the 300-400 level.

A maximum of 12 credit hours counted toward a student’s major in another department will be counted toward completion of the core and/or elective minor requirements in environmental studies sustainability.

Students selecting the minor are strongly encouraged to meet with an environmental studies advisor to determine a specific course of study.


Catalogue change 8/25/16:

B.S. Computer Science

Business: ACG 201, ACG 203; ECN 221, ECN 222; FIN 335; MGT 350; MKT 340.
(To correct inadverent deletion of MGT 350)

Asian Studies Minor
Dr. Beverley McGuire Dr. Gao Bei, coordinator.


Catalogue change 8/19/16:

Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is open to all non-business majors and requires 18 credit hours of study. Admission to the minor requires achieving a grade of ‘B‘  ‘C’ or higher in EBD 280.

Catalogue change 8/25/16: (to correct omission of MGT 350)

B.S. Computer Science

Business: ACG 201, ACG 203; ECN 221, ECN 222; FIN 335; MGT 350; MKT 340.
(To correct inadverent deletion of MGT 350)


Expenses

Catalogue change 2/17/17:

Residence Status for Tuition Purposes

Residency classification for new, incoming students is determined by the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS), an online request service.

The basis for determining the appropriate tuition charge rests upon whether a student is a resident or a nonresident for tuition purposes.

INITIAL CONSIDERATION

The initial consideration is the first step in the residency process. Every applicant is initially classified as either a resident or non-resident for tuition purposes by completing an online residency determination request. Applicants for admission to a state supported college or university and students seeking to establish their eligibility for state grants may complete the initial consideration process before, during, or after submitting an application for admission. The majority of students will complete only this first step in the residency process and will be finished after initial consideration. Residency classifications are valid for 15 months, and only need to be completed once, irrespective of how many schools to which a student applies. RDS will share the student’s same classification with each school, ensuring consistency across schools.

As part of the residency determination process, RDS validates the accuracy of the information provided in the RDS online interview with federal and North Carolina state agencies. All students are required to provide a unique identification number such as social security number (SSN), individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN), alien registration number (ARN/A-number), or US Citizenship and Immigration Service number (CIS) to complete a residency determination. These identification numbers may also be required for parents and/or spouses, dependent upon the information provided during the online interview. If a student is unwilling to provide one of these identification numbers, RDS is unable to validate the information with federal and state agencies and the student will be classified a non-resident for tuition purposes.

RECONSIDERATION

The RDS reconsideration process is for students who:

  • need to correct certain errors in the data submitted during the RDS online interview,
  • have had a change in personal circumstances since completing their current determination, or
  • did not submit the required documentation within the initial consideration timelines.

Students who request reconsideration will be required to complete the online interview process again based upon their current situation. Submitting a request for reconsideration does not guarantee the residency classification will change from non-resident to resident. The following is a listing of personal changes in circumstance:

  • Active duty military changes for self or family and/or discharge from the military
  • Change in duration of living in NC and evidence of domiciliary acts
  • Marriage to a NC resident
  • Death of parent(s)
  • Change in immigration or US citizenship status
  • Change in financial self-sufficiency
  • Relocation to NC by individual and/or family
  • Your college or university asked you to update your current residency determination

RDS APPEALS

The RDS Appeal process is for students whose circumstances have not changed but who believe their residency classification is incorrect. Students have the ability to provide additional information and documentation relating to their appeal request. Some students will also have the ability for a face-to-face appeal hearing with RDS.

Students have ten calendar days from the date of the determination they are appealing, or a status change due to a failed validation, to submit a Notification of Appeal through the RDS online system. Requests for appeals are not accepted after the deadline and the student’s classification will remain non-resident. In order to submit a Notification of Appeal, students are required to complete the following:

  1. Read an overview of the appeal process
  2. Read the RDS Guidebook
  3. Read the North Carolina state laws specific to residency for tuition purposes
  4. Certify they have read the required appeal information

These reviews provide students with basic information about what is relevant to determining residency and help them develop a more complete and accurate appeal. North Carolina is not a checklist state, meaning that residency for tuition purposes or state financial aid is not based on performing a specific set of acts. All of the information a student provides during the online interview and through supporting documentation is taken into consideration and is used to determine whether a preponderance (or greater weight) of evidence supports the establishment of North Carolina domicile at least 12 months prior to a request for residency.

For more information about the North Carolina Residency Determination Service and additional appeal levels, visit: https://ncresidency.cfnc.org/

Residence Status for Tuition Purposes

Residency classification for new, incoming students is determined by the Office of Admission. Residency classification for current, continuing students is determined by the Office of the Registrar.

The basis for determining the appropriate tuition charge rests upon whether a student is a resident or a nonresident for tuition purposes. Each student must make a statement as to the length of his or her residence in North Carolina, with assessment by the institution of that statement to be conditioned by the following:

Residence. To qualify as a resident for tuition purposes, a person must become a legal resident and remain a legal resident for at least twelve months immediately prior to the start of the term for which they intend to enroll. Thus, there is a distinction between legal residence and residence for tuition purposes. Furthermore, twelve-months legal residence means more than simple abode in North Carolina. In particular it means maintaining a domicile (permanent home of indefinite duration) as opposed to “maintaining a mere temporary residence or abode incident to enrollment in an institution of higher education.” The burden of proof rests on the applicant to establish facts which justify classification of the student as a resident entitled to in-state tuition rates. The student must show his or her entitlement by the preponderance (the greater part) of the residentiary information. For more information on additional residentiary information a student can provide, please visit our website at http://uncw.edu/admissions/Residency.html.

Initiative. Being classified a resident for tuition purposes is contingent on the student’s seeking such status and providing all information that the institution may require in making the determination.

Parents’ Domicile. If an individual, irrespective of age, has living parent(s) or a court-appointed guardian, the domicile of such parent(s) or guardian is, prima facie, the domicile of the individual; however, this prima facie evidence of the individual’s domicile may or may not be sustained by other information. Further, nondomiciliary status of parents is not deemed prima facie evidence of the applicant’s status if the applicant has lived (though not necessarily legally resided) in North Carolina for the five years preceding enrollment or re-registration.

Effect of Marriage. Marriage alone does not prevent a person from becoming or continuing to be a resident for tuition purposes, nor does marriage in any circumstances ensure that a person will become or continue to be a resident for tuition purposes. Marriage and the legal residence of one’s spouse are, however, relevant information in determining residentiary intent.

Furthermore, if both a husband and wife are legal residents of North Carolina and if one of them has been a legal resident longer than the other, then the longer duration may be claimed by either spouse in meeting the twelve-month requirement for in-state tuition status.

Military Personnel. A North Carolinian who serves outside the state in the Armed Forces does not lose North Carolina domicile simply by reason of such service. Students from the military may prove retention or establishment of residence by reference, as in other cases, to residentiary acts accompanied by residentiary intent.

In addition, a separate North Carolina statute affords tuition rate benefits to certain military personnel and their dependents even if they do not qualify for the in-state tuition rate by reason of twelve-month legal residence in North Carolina. Members of the armed services, while stationed in and concurrently living in North Carolina, may be charged the in-state tuition rate. A dependent relative of a service member stationed in North Carolina is eligible to be charged the in-state tuition rate while the dependent relative is living in North Carolina with the service member and if the dependent relative has met any requirement of the Selective Service System applicable to the dependent relative. These tuition benefits may be enjoyed only if the applicable requirements for admission have been met; these benefits alone do not provide the basis for receiving those derivative benefits.

Grace Period. If a person (1) has been a bona fide legal resident of the required duration, (2) has consequently been classified a resident for tuition purposes, and (3) has subsequently lost North Carolina legal residence while enrolled at a public institution of higher education, that person may continue to enjoy the in-state tuition rate for a grace period of twelve months measured from the date on which North Carolina legal residence was lost. If the twelve months ends during an academic term for which the person is enrolled at a state institution of higher education, the grace period extends, in addition, to the end of that term. The fact of marriage to one who continues domicile outside North Carolina does not by itself cause loss of legal residence.

Minors. Minors (persons under 18 years of age) usually have the domicile of their parents, but certain special cases are recognized by the residence classification statute in determining residence for tuition purposes.

  • If a minor’s parents live apart, the minor’s domicile is deemed to be North Carolina for the time period(s) that either parent, as a North Carolina legal resident, may claim and does claim the minor as a tax dependent, even if other law or judicial act assigns the minor’s domicile outside North Carolina. A minor thus deemed to be a legal resident will not, upon achieving majority before enrolling at an institution of higher education, lose North Carolina legal residence if that person (1) upon becoming an adult “acts, to the extent that the person’s degree of actual emancipation permits, in a manner consistent with bona fide legal residence in North Carolina” and (2) “begins enrollment at an institution of higher education not later than the fall academic term following completion of education prerequisite to admission at such institution.”
  • If a minor has lived for five or more consecutive years with relatives (other than parents) who are domiciled in North Carolina and if the relatives have functioned during this time as if they were personal guardians, the minor will be deemed a resident for tuition purposes for an enrolled term commencing immediately after at least five years in which these circumstances have existed. If under this consideration a minor is deemed to be a resident for tuition purposes immediately prior to his or her eighteenth birthday, that person on achieving majority will be deemed a legal resident of North Carolina of at least twelve-months duration. This provision acts to confer in-state tuition status even in the face of other provisions of law to the contrary; however, a person deemed a resident of twelve-months duration pursuant to this provision continues to be a legal resident of the state only so long as he or she does not abandon North Carolina domicile.

Lost but Regained Domicile. If a student ceases enrollment at or graduates from an institution of higher education while classified a resident for tuition purposes and then both abandons and reacquires North Carolina domicile within a twelve-month period, that person, if he or she continues to maintain the reacquired domicile into re-enrollment at an institution of higher education, may re-enroll at the in-state tuition rate without having to meet the usual twelve-month durational requirement. However, any one person may receive the benefit of this provision only once.

Change of Status. A student admitted to initial enrollment in an institution (or permitted to re-enroll following an absence from the institutional program which involved a formal withdrawal from enrollment) must be classified by the admitting institution either as a resident or as a nonresident for tuition purposes prior to actual enrollment. A residence status classification once assigned (and finalized pursuant to any appeal properly taken) may be changed thereafter (with corresponding change in billing rates) only at intervals corresponding with the established primary divisions of the academic year.

Transfer Students. When a student transfers from one North Carolina public institution of higher education to another, he or she is treated as a new student by the institution to which he or she is transferring and must be assigned an initial residence status classification for tuition purposes.

Appeal. The initial classification of undergraduate students as in-state or out-of-state residents for tuition purposes is made by the Admitting Office. Undergraduates who establish in-state residency during or after their first semester at UNCW may apply for a residency status change through the Office of the Registrar. If the Office of the Registrar denies the application for in-state residency, an appeal for in-state status may be made to the Campus Residence Appeals Board. University regulations governing residential classification of students are set forth in detail in A Manual to Assist the Public Higher Education Institutions of North Carolina in the Matter of Student Residence Classification for Tuition Purposes. Each enrolled student is responsible for knowing the contents of this manual. Copies of the manual are available for inspection upon request in Randall Library, and posted on the UNC General Administration’s Web site https://www.northcarolina.edu/?q=legal-affairs/state-residence.

 

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