UNCW will be recognized for excellence in everything it does, for its global mindset and for its community engagement.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state's coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Our commitment to student engagement, creative inquiry, critical thinking, thoughtful expression and responsible citizenship is expressed in our baccalaureate and master's programs, as well as doctoral programs in areas of expertise that serve state needs. Our culture reflects our values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation.
- Student-Centered Focus
- Community Engagement
- Attract and retain high-quality, diverse students, faculty and staff; ensure an inclusive campus culture and a global mindset; and increase retention and graduation rates.
- Enhance learning experiences and educational programs; and advance research and scholarly activities.
- Enable and nurture a sense of a student-centered community by enhancing academic advising and student support programs for career placement and graduate school.
- Organize for success, engage with our community and the world, and communicate our efforts broadly and effectively.
- Fund strategic initiatives by building on strong relationships with all stakeholders.
These priorities will be pursued in an environment that promotes the free exchange of thoughts and opinions, where human dignity is affirmed and respect for each individual is paramount.
What is Distance Education?
There are several terms used to describe instruction that is offered away from a campus, such as off-campus instruction, extension, distance education, e-learning, etc. Distance Education, which is used by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, is understood to include off-campus instruction for credit (whether face-to-face, electronically mediated, or a combination of methodologies). The UNC system has also referred to this form of instruction as both degree-credit extension and distance education. (Reference: UNC ADM MEMO 407.1 and 407.1.1.2(G)).
Notice for applicants from outside the State of North Carolina
Admission of applicants residing outside the state of North Carolina to an online degree or certificate program or individual online course offered by University of North Carolina Wilmington is dependent upon UNCW's ability to secure authorization from the applicant's state of residence, if such authorization is required. If you have any questions, please review UNCW State Authorizations, email UNCW's state authorization coordinator or call us.
Notice to online and resident students seeking to complete an internship, clinical, or other field experience outside of North Carolina
A student's ability to participate in an internship, clinical or other field experience is dependent upon the individual states authorization requirements and UNCW's authorization status with that state. Before engaging in any internship, clinical or other field experience outside of North Carolina, please check to see if UNCW is authorized for such experiences in that state.
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