Online Education

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Clinical ResearchB.S.

    The Bachelor of Science in Clinical Research offers students the opportunity to gain specialized education, training, and experience in the exciting field of clinical research. Clinical research is the process by which new therapies (medications, biological agents, and devices) are tested in clinical studies prior to approval and marketing. Students in the Clinical Research Program gain a broad-based understanding of the science, regulatory, and business aspects of developing new therapies to treat illness and improve quality of life

    For more information on the B.S. Clinical Research degree please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Barbara Pennington at 910.962.3640 or email penningtonb@uncw.edu.

  • Criminology B.A.

    The Department of Sociology and Criminology offers majors and minors in sociology and criminology. These courses of study provide students with an understanding of social science perspectives,intellectual and analytical skills necessary to understand and address problems of human society, and professional training necessary for success in applied settings.

    For more information on the B.A. Criminology degree please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Kenneth Mentor at 910.859.3460 or email mentork@uncw.edu.

  • Elementary EducationB.A.

    The Elementary Education Program offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and licensure to teach grades K-6. The goal of the Elementary Education program at UNCW is to assist in providing an appropriate education for children in grades K-6 through the preparation of teachers who are well educated and professionally competent. The conceptual framework for the elementary education program is one which is common to all teacher education programs at UNCW: Watson College of Education develops highly competent and effective professionals to serve in educational leadership roles.

    For more information on the B.A. Elementary Education degree please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Martin Wasserberg at 910.962.2917 or email wasserbergm@uncw.edu.

  • Exercise ScienceB.S.

    The Bachelor of Science in Exercise program is a competency-driven curriculum for students who are interested in applying the scientific principles of exercise, fitness, health and wellness within the clinical, government, corporate, industrial, private, commercial and academic venues. Exercise Science students must complete the exercise science core courses and then, choose one of two concentrations: The Allied Health concentration or The Exercise Physiology Certification concentration. The Allied Health concentration provides a platform leading to careers such as, but not limited to, physical therapy, physician assistant, occupational therapy and clinical exercise physiology. The Exercise Physiology Certification concentration, when combined with nationally-recognized certifications, leads to careers such as, but not limited to, personal training, strength and conditioning specialist, commercial/corporate employee fitness director and exercise physiologist.

    For more information on the B.S. Exercise Science degree please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Lisa Sprod at 910.962.2583 or email sprodl@uncw.edu.

  • Interdisciplinary StudiesB.A.

    The College of Arts and Sciences offers an interdisciplinary B.A. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. This degree program is designed to provide a distinctive learning experience for students reenrolling at UNCW after an absence of two or more consecutive (non-summer) semesters.  The goal of the program is for students to acquire a core liberal arts education combined with focused knowledge and skills. The integrative program curriculum will draw on prior course work while allowing students to complete their education by focusing on a particular option such as Enterprise and Economy, Global and International Studies, Social Institutions and Human Behavior, Science and Technology, Arts and Humanities, or Human Wellbeing.

    To qualify for this major a student must:

    - Have earned at least 70 hours of college credit, with at least 12 hours being earned at UNCW

    - Be in good academic standing (cumulative GPA from all institutions is a 2.0 or higher)

    - Have NOT been enrolled at UNCW for two or more consecutive regular (fall, spring) semesters.

    For more information on the B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies degree please visit the program's website, or contact Maggie Bannon at 910.962.2294 or email bannonm@uncw.edu.

  • International StudiesB.A.

    The interdisciplinary B.A. in International Studies degree program is designed to provide a distinctive international credential and learning experience for UNCW students. Occupations and professions in a variety of settings increasingly emphasize global knowledge, skills, and experience. The goal of the program is for students to acquire basic liberal arts skills combined with substantive knowledge and skills focused on global awareness.

    For more information on the B.A. International Studies degree please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Herb Berg at 910.962.3701 or email bergh@uncw.edu.

  • Middle Grades EducationB.A.

    The B.A. in Middle Grades Education degree program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Middle Grades Education and licensure to teach grades 6-9. The goal of the Middle Grades Education program at UNCW is to assist in providing an appropriate education for children in grades 6-9 through the preparation of teachers who are well educated and professionally competent. The conceptual framework for the middle grades education program is one which is common to all teacher education programs at UNCW: Watson College of Education develops highly competent and effective professionals to serve in educational leadership roles.

    For more information on the B.A. Middle Grades Education degree please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Shelby Morge at 910.962.7501 or email morges@uncw.edu.

  • Nursing (RN to BS)B.S.

    To meet today's high demand for nursing professionals, UNCW is offering an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing program completely online. The University of North Carolina Wilmington School of Nursing has been educating exceptional nurses for over four decades, as demonstrated by its accomplished alumni.

    For more information on the B.S. Nursing degree please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Nancy Ahern at 910.962.2627 or email ahernn@uncw.edu.