Apr 23, 2024  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalogue 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Greetings from the Chancellor and Board of Trustees Chair




Dear Students,

I am proud to join our faculty and staff in welcoming you to the University of North Carolina Wilmington. You’ve chosen to continue your education at an institution known for its commitment to teaching, research and community engagement. U.S. News & World Report, The Business Journals, Forbes, Kiplinger’s and many other publications routinely rank UNCW among the best in our region for high quality and affordability.

As new members of the UNCW family, you will soon discover that our faculty and staff are committed to providing you with the best educational experience possible as you pursue your college degree. We know that each student is unique, with individual goals and interests. Whether you are a recent high school graduate, a transfer student from another university or community college, a veteran or member of the military, or a professional seeking to change or revitalize your career, UNCW offers numerous avenues to success.

I encourage you to take advantage of every opportunity to explore the world of knowledge. Conduct research with a faculty mentor. Participate in study abroad and internship opportunities. Get involved in campus life. Accept leadership positions in student organizations and volunteer in our community. This is an exciting time in your life. Make the most of your time as a Seahawk!

The assorted course offerings outlined in this catalogue provide the framework for the diverse learning opportunities our university offers. We want you to develop thorough knowledge in your field of study, but we also want you to cultivate the capacity for innovative thinking as well as an interest in many subjects. Our challenge as educators is to inspire you to discover and embrace your own potential. In today’s global environment, we also hope to motivate you to use your educational experiences to bridge cultural, economic and intellectual differences, inspiring you to make a lifelong commitment to improving our world as informed, engaged citizens. You’re off to a great start.

With best wishes for your success,

Jose V. Sartarelli, Ph.D.

Dear Students,

It is my honor on behalf of the Board of Trustees to welcome you to the University of North Carolina Wilmington. You are joining a fantastic campus and community, both full of opportunities. Whether you take advantage of our academic and research programs, cultural experiences and clubs, or leadership opportunities, you will encounter a collegiate experience unlike any other. UNCW’s faculty and staff are here for you as educators, mentors, and guides; utilize their knowledge and experience.

A world of new challenges awaits you. Remember to have fun, work hard, and enjoy your time as a Seahawk. The Trustees and I congratulate you and wish you success!



Michael Shivar
Chair, UNCW Board of Trustees