Public and International Affairs

Student Resources

Student Organizations

The UNCW Public and International Affairs Association is a group of undergraduate students interested in politics and world affairs. We are affiliated with the UNCW Department of Public and International Affairs, but students from all majors are welcome to join.

Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, is the only honor society for college students of political science and government in the United States. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Aaron King

The North Carolina Student Legislature (NCSL), founded in 1937, is the oldest active student legislature in the country. More than 5,000 students from more than 25 public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, and community colleges across the state have experienced the educational opportunity offered by the NCSL.

The Student Government Association's mission is to assure that student opinion and activities are an integral part of the University community, to insure the development of freedom of thought, the exchange of ideas, and guarantee the rights and privileges of the students at this University.

The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement creates learning opportunities where UNCW students can enhance their desire to engage in their communities, build their capacity to lead, and increase their aspiration to serve others.

Scholarships and Awards

The department of Public and International Affairs offers several scholarship and award opportunities for undergraduate Politcal Science majors. Students may contact Dr. King for more information about the following scholarships awarded through the department.

Career Resources

Students are advised to begin thinking about career paths by their second year so that during their education at UNCW a package of majors, minors, other course work, job experiences, internships, and study abroad experiences can be designed. Please visit our Career Page to learn more about the career opportunities a degree in political science can offer you.

University Learning Center

The University Learning Center is committed to being a vital part of UNCW students' education. Our academic support services are based on the principle that quality learning takes place when peers work collaboratively to develop knowledge and build skills. The University Learning Center provides students a learning environment and experience that differs from the classroom; we focus on high-quality individual, small-group and large-group student-centered and student-lead learning.