Distance Education/Extension Programs
(http://www.uncw.edu/extension and http://www.uncw.edu/online)
The Division of Academic Affairs administers the university’s distance education and extension programs. The university operates the following undergraduate and graduate degree completion programs at the Jacksonville/Onslow County program site and/or online. Selected graduate degree completion is also available in Jacksonville/Onslow County program site and/or online.
- B.S. Business Administration
- B.S. Clinical Research (online)
- B. A. Criminology
- B.A. Elementary Education
- B.S. Nursing (RN-BS online)
- B.S.W. Social Work
- M.A. Liberal Studies
- M.Ed. Elementary Education
- M.S. Chemistry
- M.S. Instructional Technology
Graduate Certificate Program
- Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in conflict management and resolution
Classes are held on the Coastal Carolina Community College campus, the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune, and online. Questions about admission to Onslow Extension Programs can be directed to the admissions counselor located at 444 Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, NC 28450. Telephone (910) 346-8246; www.uncw.edu/extension. Additional extension offerings include undergraduate degree completion in elementary education at select off-campus sites (i.e., Brunswick Community College, James Sprunt Community College, Southeastern Community College). Applications for admission to all extension/distance education programs are received by the Admissions Office; requests for transcripts should be made to the Office of the Registrar of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Graduate extension applications are received by the Graduate Office.
Information concerning all extension programs and distance education courses may be obtained by contacting the Division of Academic Affairs at UNCW, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5900; phone (910) 962-3876 or by visiting www.uncw.edu/extension or www.uncw.edu/online.
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
The University of North Carolina Wilmington is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a consortium of over 1,700 institutions pledged to be reasonable in working with service members and veterans trying to earn degrees while pursuing demanding, transient careers. The university supports the SOC principles and criteria as a framework for policies that are fair, equitable and effective in recognizing the special conditions faced by military students and their family members.
SOC is sponsored by fifteen higher education associations with the military services, the National Guard Bureau, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense serving as cooperative agencies.
Participating institutions within the SOC program may agree to guarantee transferability of courses according to pre-approved tables developed within specific SOC Degree Program Networks. A network consists of one or more specified curriculum areas leading to academic degrees offered by participating colleges and universities at their home campuses and a variety of military installations throughout the world. The University of North Carolina Wilmington is a participating member in the following networks: SOCMAR (Marine Corps) four-year and the SOCNAV four-year network for the Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education and the Bachelor of Arts degree in criminology. The significance of this participation is that designated courses are pre-approved and guaranteed to be accepted, in transfer, by other institutions participating in the network. As recommended by the SOC program, the University of North Carolina Wilmington extends these guarantees to veterans, retired military and adult family members of military personnel attending classes at our main campus and distance education campus sites.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium and the SOC Degree Network System.
Servicemember Opportunity Colleges Consortium
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), established in 1972, is a consortium of national higher education associates and more than 1,700 institutional members. SOC Consortium institutional members subscribe to principles and criteria to ensure that quality academic programs are available to military students, their family members, civilian employees of the Department of Defense (DoD) and Coast Guard, and veterans. A list of current SOC Consortium member institutions can be found on the SOC Web site at http://www.soc.aascu.org/
SOC Degree Network System
The SOC Degree Network System (DNS) consists of a subset of SOC Consortium member institutions selected by the military services to deliver specific associate and bachelor‘s degree programs to servicemembers and their families. Institutional members of the SOC DNS agree to special requirements and obligations that provide military students, their spouses and college-age children with opportunities to complete college degrees without suffering loss of academic credit due to changes of duty station.
SOC operates the 2- and 4-year Degree Network System for the Army (SOCAD), Navy (SOCNAV), Marine Corps (SOCMAR), and Coast Guard (SOCCOAST). Refer to the SOC Degree Network System-2 and -4 Handbooks to view associate and bachelor‘s degree programs, location offerings, and college information. An electronic version of the handbook is posted on the SOC Web site, http://www.soc.aascu.org/, on the SOCAD, SOCNAV, SOCMAR, and SOCCOAST home pages.