Undergraduate Studies

UNCW Fisher Student Center Photo by Amanda R. Hall

Photo by Amanda R.Hall

About Undergraduate Studies at UNCW

Dr. Paul Townend, Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Greetings from the Dean

Undergraduate education is at the heart of UNCW, in and out of the classroom.  We strive to make the academic experience at UNCW rich, rewarding, and resonant.  The Office of Undergraduate Studies encourages, stewards UNCW’s system of general education (University Studies), University College, our Honors College, campus-wide efforts around undergraduate research (CSURF).  We operate in support of CEAL in encouraging applied learning for undergraduates, and  we encourage and support UNCW’s faculty across all Schools and Colleges as they develop undergraduate curriculum.  In all of this we work to sustain and strengthen academic quality, and look to enhance the experience of undergraduate education for all students.  We have a particular passion for promoting equity and access to high impact academic practices for all, and advocating for the success of a diverse, exciting, and excited undergraduate population. The offices below, and their affiliated faculty and staff, provide a launching pad for great futures; I am proud to lead them on this campus.

Paul A. Townend
Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Undergraduate Studies