University of North Carolina Wilmington is a public comprehensive university
dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and artistic achievement, and
service. Through the College of Arts and Sciences, the
professional schools, and the graduate school, the university seeks to
stimulate intellectual curiosity, imagination, rational thinking, and thoughtful expression in
a broad range of disciplines and professional fields. Of
prime importance is the university’s commitment to undergraduate teaching.
The humanities, the arts, the natural and mathematical sciences, and
the behavioral and social sciences comprise the core of the
undergraduate curriculum. Graduate programs at the master’s level and
doctoral programs in marine biology and educational leadership complement the
undergraduate curriculum. The university considers scholarly practice, research, and
creative activities essential for effective learning.
encourages public access to its educational programs and is committed
to diversity, international perspectives, community and regional service, and the
integration of technology throughout the university. It strives to
create a safe and secure environment in which students, faculty,
and staff can develop interests, skills, and talents to the
fullest extent. UNCW seeks to make optimum use of
available resources and to celebrate, study, and protect the rich
heritage, the quality of life, and the environment of the
coastal region in which it is located.