Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Studies works with various units on campus to enhance the undergraduate educational experience and provide educational opportunities and support for undergraduate scholarship both inside and outside the classroom. Offices supported by Undergraduate Studies variously work at the transition from the high school to college experience, provide a broad based general education program extending throughout a student's time at UNCW, provide support for high impact practices and enhancement of the undergraduate experience, and promote best teaching practices.

Undergraduate Studies Stands By Our Students

After Atlanta: we hear you; we see you; we support you; we respect you. Undergraduate Studies, University College, and our Honors College stands in solidarity with our Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities and especially our undergraduate students. We are with you, and encourage you to reach out to your advisors with particular needs and questions.

Undergraduate Studies News

Seahawk Strengths!

UNCW faculty, advisors, and staff have been encouraging students to plug in to academic coaching, as a powerful way to strengthen their approach to their studies and discern pathways towards their degree and chosen career pathways.  Undergraduate Studies, working with federal aid dollars connected to COVID relief, has collaborated with Student Affairs staff, the University Learning Center, University College and the Schools and Colleges across campus to train advisors and create opportunities for COVID-affected students to strengthen their academic habits and make up any ground lost during the pandemic.  Students can connect with coaches through Starfish or the Seahawk Strengths website.

Responding to Community and Student Needs through Curriculum!

Undergraduate Studies is delighted to announce curricular review and development grants for Spring and Summer 2021 designed to support and encourage  faculty and departmental reflection on how we teach diversity within University Studies and our undergraduate academic programs.  More information here!

Faculty Forum on Race and Diversity

Undergraduate Studies will facilitate faculty reflection on our diversity SLOs and the curriculum that delivers them by sponsoring a virtual forum on Friday, March 12th at 2 p.m. in order to reflect on and review University Studies LDN student learning outcomes ...more

Units supported by the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Undergraduate Studies

General Education Assessment: UNCW helps assure that students are meeting the goals of the general education program through an assessment process that uses course-embedded assignments across the curriculum as well as standardized instruments.

Honors Scholars College and CSURF: The Honors College oversees a rigorous academic program that provides opportunities for undergraduates to engage in creative scholarly activity. CSURF, the Center for the Support of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, supports undergraduate scholarly activity for all UNCW undergraduates through travel grants, workshops, and logistics.

Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS): SASS provides a range of support and assistance to UNCW's student-athletes, including scheduling help, academic assistance, study and life skills development, and tutoring services and coordination. 

University College (UC): The University College serves all first-year students, including specialized support for distinct populations: early college, first-generation, pre-professional, first year spring admits (FYSA), select military and transfer students, and students in transition. UC coordinates the First Year Seminar (UNI 101), Learning Communities, and Pre-Professional curriculum, programs and services for all undergraduates. 

Undergraduate Catalogue: The Undergraduate Catalogue is a resource for information on UNCW policies and regulations, degree programs and course offerings, admissions and financial aid details, as well as a guide to campus and student support services. The official university calendar is also included in the catalogue, along with a listing of administrative officers and the academic credentials of UNCW faculty.

University Studies: University Studies, UNCW's general education program, provides the basis for a liberal education that is extended throughout a student's career to provide the varied skills necessary to succeed.

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The Applied Learning Gallery: Created in partnership between Undergraduate Studies (Honors, CSURF, OIP, and CTE), Applied Learning, Randall Library, and the Career Center, the purpose of this gallery is to highlight exemplary applied learning projects and students engaged in high-impact applied experiences.