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The University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wilmington, NC 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate68%
Acceptance Rate68%

UNC Wilmington Academics

The University of North Carolina Wilmington requires a minimum of 120 semester hours to complete 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. UNC Wilmington accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. 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 graduate within six years.

UNC Wilmington offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

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.

Which Courses Do I Have To Take At UNC Wilmington?

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

Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for UNC Wilmington.

Course Required?
2nd Language Yes
Math true
Science true
Computer Yes

Reminder: Check with UNC Wilmington directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at UNC Wilmington

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.

Senior Projects

UNC Wilmington does not require a senior project for all students.

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 a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions About The University of North Carolina Wilmington

Does UNC Wilmington Offer Learning Disability Services?

✅ UNC Wilmington does offer 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.

Does UNC Wilmington Have An Online Program?

✅ UNC Wilmington has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does UNC Wilmington Give AP Credit?

✅ 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.

Does UNC Wilmington Have An Honors Program?

✅ 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.

Does UNC Wilmington Require Internships?

🟨 UNC Wilmington does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.

Additional Information About The University of North Carolina Wilmington

The University of North Carolina Wilmington Library

The main library on campus is the William Madison Randall Library and there are no other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at UNC Wilmington

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:

•3-2 dual degree program in business administration with BS in Business Administration/MS in Finance and Investment Management (combined program)

•Computer Science, English, Exercise Science/Applied Gerontology, Mathematics, Public Health/Applied Gerontology, Recreation Therapy/Applied Gerontology, Secondary Education, Spanish


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 university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

UNC Wilmington does not have any ROTC programs.

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