Public and International Affairs

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Department of Public and International Affairs

Message from the PIA Department:
The UNCW Department of Public and International Affairs stands united with communities of color in calling attention to pervasive racial and social injustices and condemning the violence, aggression, and nationalization these communities face.  As faculty of policy and politics, we must continue to raise awareness of the devastating impacts of racial and social inequities and develop solutions to dismantle these systemic issues. We are committed to equitable treatment for all students and colleagues regardless of race, religion, nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, and veteran status. 

Welcome to PIA

We are a department that is dedicated to teaching, research, service, and public engagement in the areas of politics and public administration in the local, state, national, and international arenas.

In addition to a BA degree in political science, we offer Masters Degrees in Coastal and Ocean Policy, Conflict Management and Resolution, and Public Administration. We also have a new Executive Master of Public Administration program and a new dual Master program in Public Administration and Environmental Science. Additionally, we offer a graduate certificate in Conflict Management and Resolution.

We have minors in political science, public administration, international affairs, campaign management, non-profit, and pre-law.

Our department is actively engaged in innovative teaching models which connect faculty, students, and area non-profits to provide opportunities for student learning, faculty research, and administrative support. Look over our website and see the variety of exciting and interesting programs we offer.