Sep 23, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalogue 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Addendum 2020-21 Catalogue

Administrative Officers

Catalogue Change: Jan. 22, 2021

Christina Logan, M.Ed. Ed. D. — Director of Transition Programs

Catalogue Change: Sept., 2020

Updated list of Academic Affairs officers to include the following officers: Kati Chipps, Director, SPARC; Leanne Prete, Director, RIO; Jeremy Summers, Director, Artistic Operations; and Fidias Reyes, Director, Arts Engagement.

University Calendar

Calendar Change: May 6, 2021

Adjusted Commencement and Semester end dates for Spring 2022.

January 5-May 13-14

Semester Begins - Commencement (last day of finals May 5 - semester ends)

May 14, May 16, Monday

Spring semester and Academic Year ends

May 14, 16, Monday

Spring semester and Academic Year ends

Calendar Change: 4/29/21:

Added the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Faculty Meeting dates to the calendar (Sept. 9 and Apr. 6 respectively).

Calendar Change: 10/5/20:

Summer 2021

July 14, Wednesday July 7, Wednesday Last day to withdraw with a W - undergraduate students
July 21, Wednesday,  July 14, Wednesday Last day to withdraw with a W - graduate students
July 28, Wednesday  July 21, Wednesday   Reading Day
July 29, Thursday July 22 Thursday Final Examinations/Term Ends

Catalogue Change: 10/1/20:

Spring 2021 Calendar  (Calendar updates due to continued impacts of Covid 19.)

January 7 January 13-May 7, 8 Semester Begins-Commencement
January 11 January 20-April 28 Classes Start-End
January 1, Friday New Year’s Day holiday
January 4, Monday University opens
January 7, Thursday Spring semester begins
January 13, Wednesday Faculty return date
January 18, Monday No classes (Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday)
January 11, Monday   January 20, Wednesday First day of classes
January 19, Tuesday  January 27, Wednesday Last day to drop or add a class
February 2, Tuesday Census Day
*Spring Break has been eliminated*
March 19, Friday  March 25, Thursday Last day to withdraw with a W - undergraduate students
April 1, Thursday No classes
April 2, Friday No classes (Good Friday holiday)
April 8, Friday April 15, Thursday Last  day to withdraw with a W - graduate students
April 28, Wednesday Last day of classes
April 29, Thursday Reading Day
April 30-May 6, Friday-Thursday Final examinations (See exam schedule)
May 7-8, Friday-Saturday Commencement
May 10, Monday Spring semester and Academic Year ends

Summer 2021 Calendar:

Catalogue Change: 01/19/21:

July 7, July 14, Wednesday Last day to withdraw with a W - undergraduate students 
July 14, July 21, Thursday Last day to withdraw with a W - graduate students
July 20, July 27, Tuesday                          Last day of classes
July 21, July 28, Wednesday      Reading Day
July 22, July 29, Thursday Final examinations (See exam schedule)/Term Ends


Catalogue Change: 4/13/21:

Added the date for the Spring Faculty Meeting to the calendar.

Spring 2021 Calendar

April 27, Tuesday                                      Spring Faculty Meeting (virtual meeting)                                                         


Clincal Research B.S.

Catalogue Change: 10/8/20:

Clarified paragraph heading to say “Student Learning Outcomes” instead of “Program Objectives”.

Music Education, B.M.

Catalogue Change 3/2/21:

 Edited credit hours in Core title: “Core Requirements Common to all Music Curricula (21 22 credit hours):”

Physical Oceanography Minor

Catalogue Change: 4/13/21

Corrected an error in the calculation of total credit hours for the minor, changing the total from 21 hours to 17 hours.


Catalogue Change: June 4, 2021

STT 315 - Probability and Statistics

Corrected prerequisites to read: STT 215 and (MAT 152 or MAT 162).

Catalogue Change: May 7, 2021

CLR 499 - Honors Work in Clinical Research
This course may be repeated, but the repeatable hours were erroneously listed as 3.  Corrected the maximum repeatable hours to 6 to align with other 499 courses.

GGY 333 Applied Climatology
Added the sentence “Three lecture and three laboratory hours each week.” to the course description. References to lecture and lab hours had been inadvertently omitted from the course description.

CRM 301 Sociological Data Analysis and Interpretation

Clarified prerequisite language:

CRM 105 or SOC 105  or CRM 300  or SOC 300  or STT 215  or MAT 111  or a score of 4 or higher on the UNCW math placement test.

Prerequisite courses or higher, excluding excluding MAT 141  and MAT 142 , or appropriate math placement score.

CRM 105 or SOC 105 , and CRM 300  or SOC 300 ,  STT 215  or MAT 111  or higher (excluding MAT 141. MAT 142), or a score of 4 or higher on the UNCW math placement test.

COM 424 - Applying Coordinated Management of Meaning to the World Around Us

Clarified prerequisite language.

COM 305, and COM 200 with a minimum grade of “B.”  COM 200 with a minimum grade of ‘B’, and COM 305.”

PBH 499 - Honors Work in Public Health

Catalogue Change: 12/2/20:

Amended the repeatability of the course to show that the course is repeatable to a maximum of 6 credits.

Faculty - Faculty Emeriti

Catalogue Change: 1/14/21:

The following faculty were inadvertently omitted from the Faculty emeriti listing and have been added to the catalogue:

James Reeves, Ph.D., professor emeritus of chemistry
Lee Jackson, Ph.D., professor emeritus of psychology
Jack Hall, Ph.D, professor emeritus of envronmental sciences
Linda Mechling, Ph.D., professor emerita of early childhood, elementary, middle, literacy and special education
Christopher Fonvielle, Ph.D., associate professor emeritus of history
Earl Sheridan, Ph.D., professor emeritus of public and international affairs
Cecil Willis, Ph.D., professor emeritus of sociology

Student Support Offices and Services

Catalogue Change: 1/22/21

ADA/504 Compliance 

Brian Victor, Ph.D.  Amber Resetar, Esq.
Interim ADA/504 Compliance Officer
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Phone:    910-962-7771  3557
Fax:        910-962-2284  7556

Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement creates opportunities in which UNCW students and fraternities & sororities can engage in their communities and serve others, practice leadership and inspire positive change, act congruently with their values, and celebrate excellence.  Opportunities to engage include but are not limited to leadership conferences and workshops, weekly service projects with nonprofits in Wilmington, large-scale service programs and Community Service Trips during semester breaks, and membership in a nationally recognized fraternity or sorority.  We also celebrate students’ engagement through the Cornerstone Awards and the Dub Awards.  By engaging in programs with the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement, students will:

Understand the relevance and importance of engagement in their community

Develop their capacities to practice leadership for positive change

Develop an awareness of their own values, while also learning to respect the diverse perspectives of others

Increase their awareness, understanding, and ownership of community needs and social responsibility

Make meaning of their experiences in order to utilize their skills and abilities in myriad contexts

Celebrate their own and others’ learning and development

For more information about Student Leadership and Engagement, visit us online at, call us at 910-962-3877, or stop by the Fisher Student Center Room 2029.