The University of North Carolina Wilmington requires a minimum of 120 semester hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. The school accepts AP credit. Additionally, UNC Wilmington has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 72% of students who start college at UNC Wilmington complete all the credits required within six years.
UNC Wilmington offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: UNC Wilmington may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
UNC Wilmington has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement as well as a math and science requirement.
Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for UNC Wilmington.
Reminder: Check with UNC Wilmington directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, UNC Wilmington students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at UNC Wilmington.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
UNC Wilmington does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at UNC Wilmington
UNC Wilmington offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
✅ UNC Wilmington offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ UNC Wilmington has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ UNC Wilmington offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ UNC Wilmington offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at UNC Wilmington.
🟨 UNC Wilmington does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the William Madison Randall Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
UNC Wilmington offers these dual degree programs:
Does UNC Wilmington have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
UNC Wilmington does not have any ROTC programs.
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