College of Arts & Sciences

Applied Learning

About the College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW’s largest academic unit, employing over 450 full-time and 150 part-time faculty members and awarding approximately three quarters of the university’s academic credits. Ours is a comprehensive arts and sciences college comprising the arts, the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.

Applied learning is a hallmark of the student experience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the college’s departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Examples include faculty-directed research, internships, service learning and capstone courses and projects, all of which challenge students to integrate various stands of knowledge and apply that knowledge to broader, real-world or real disciplinary situations. Through applied learning, students in the college gain direct hands-on experience with the skills of their major fields as an essential part of their preparation for life and career.


Find more information about the departments and degree programs, research opportunities and regional partnerships that form CAS inside this publication.

CAS Overview