2006-07 CATALOG

UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Baccalaureate Degrees

Freshman Seminar

General Education

University Honors College

Teacher Education

Special Programs and Interdisciplinary Programs

BACCALAUREATE  DEGREE PROGRAMS AND AREAS OF STUDY

Accounting and Information Technology

Accounting, B.S.

Business Administration, B.S.

Information Technology Management

American Indian Studies, B.A.

American Studies, B.A. (see History)

Art, B.A.

Studio Art (Ceramics, Digital Arts, Painting, Printmaking, or Sculpture)

Art Education Licensure (K-12)

Biology

Biology, B.S.

Botany

Molecular Biology

Zoology

Biomedical Emphasis

Medical Technology Emphasis

Biology Education Licensure

Environmental Biology

Biotechnology, B.S.

Environmental Science, B.S.

Science Education, B.S.

Biotechnology, B.S. (see Biology, Chemistry and Physics)

Chemistry and Physics

Biotechnology, B.S.

Chemistry, B.S.

Professional

Molecular Biotechnology

Pre-Health Professions

Forensic Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry

Pre-Pharmacy

Applied Physics, B.S.

Economics and Finance

Business Administration, B.S.

Economics

Finance

Education

Elementary Education, B.S.

Middle Grades Education, B.S.

Language Arts and Social Studies

Mathematics and Science

Special Education, B.S.

Birth - Kindergarten Education, B.S.

English, Theatre, and Languages

English, B.A.

English

English Education Licensure

Theatre Arts

Spanish, B.A.         

 

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Physical Education, B.S.

Athletic Training

Exercise and Sport Science

Physical Education Licensure (K-12)

Recreation Management/Administration

Health Promotion, B.S.

History

History, B.A.

History

Social Studies Education Licensure

American Studies, B.A.

Management, Marketing, and International Business

Business Administration, B.S.

International Business

Management

Marketing

Mass Communication, B.S.

Broadcasting

Journalism

Public Relations

Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics, B.S.

Mathematics

Mathematics Education Licensure

Computer Science, B.S.

Music

Music, B.M. (with Licensure K-12)

Vocal Emphasis

Instrumental Emphasis

Keyboard Emphasis/Vocal

Keyboard Emphasis/Instrumental

Music, B.M.

Musical Theatre

Music, B.A.

Music

Music with Elective Studies in Business

Nursing, B.S.N.

Nursing, B.S.N. (for Registered Nurses)

Nursing, B.S.N. 

Philosophy and Religion, B.A.

Political Science and Public Administration

Political Science, B.A.

Political Science

Pre-Law

Public Administration

International Studies

Psychology and Counseling

Psychology, B.S.

Science Education, B.S. (see Biology)

Social Work, B.S.W.

Social Work

Sociology & Criminal Justice

Sociology, B.A.

Criminal Justice, B.A.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS AND OPTIONS FOR A BACCALAUREATE DEGREE

To earn a baccalaureate degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, students must earn between 120 and 128 hours of course credit in a program of study that includes a Freshman Seminar (FRS 100), required of all freshmen during their first 15 hours, a General Education program of 44 hours, and at least one academic major.

UNC Pembroke operates on the traditional two‑semester system and offers an extensive summer program designed to permit the academic acceleration of regular university students and to serve the needs of public school teachers. Summer Session is divided into two terms.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR

A major is a planned program of study of between 30‑50 semester hours of course credit, exclusive of courses applied to satisfy General Education requirements. At least 15 hours of credit must be in courses numbered above 299.

Detailed requirements for majors have been established by each department and can be found in the sections of this catalog describing undergraduate programs of study in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Education, and the Nursing Program.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR A DOUBLE MAJOR

A student may elect to earn majors in two separate disciplines on the condition that the student meets all requirements for each major. The student who completes requirements for more than one major will receive only one degree, but at the time of initial graduation, the record will indicate both majors.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR A SECOND BACCALAUREATE DEGREE

A student with a bachelor’s degree may receive a second baccalaureate degree if it is a different degree and a different major by fulfilling the following requirements:

(1)The student must meet all the requirements for the second degree and major.

(2)The student must complete a minimum of 30 hours in residence beyond the requirement for the first degree.

(3)  The student must meet with the major department chair to determine an individual education plan.  This plan must be forwarded to the Registrar.

A student without a bachelor’s degree may receive two different baccalaureate degrees by fulfilling the following requirements:

(1)  The student must meet all the requirements for one degree (primary major).

(2)  The student must complete a minimum of 30 unduplicated hours in a different major and a different degree (secondary major).

(3)  The student must meet with both major department chairs to determine an individual education plan.  This plan must be forwarded to the Registrar.

NOTE: Students may be assessed a 25% tuition surcharge once they have attempted 140 degree credit hours.

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS

Students earning a baccalaureate degree may take advantage of one or more special programs. Teacher Education and Health Professions Programs are described below. The Evening and Distance Programs are described under the School of Business.  Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC) and Military Science (Army ROTC) are described under the School of Education.  The following programs are described in detail in the Special Programs and Interdisciplinary Majors and Minors section of this catalog.

 

SPECIAL  PROGRAMS and INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJORS and MINORS

University Honors College Program

Teaching Fellows Program

College Opportunity Program

Career Development Program

American Studies Major and Minor

African American Studies Minor

Applied Gerontology Minor

British Studies Minor

Gender Studies Minor

Media Integration Studies Minor

Personnel and Organizational Leadership Minor

Substance Abuse Minor

World Studies Minor

 

 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL CONCENTRATIONS

In addition to majors and minors, a number of departments offer academic or professional concentrations. Any concentration requires at least 18 semester hours, depending on departmental requirements. A student must have a minimum cumulative QPA of 2.0 in academic and professional concentration courses to receive credit for the concentration.  Teacher Education majors subject to The University of North Carolina requirement for completion of a concentration in a basic academic discipline may select one of these academic or professional concentrations to fulfill that requirement or may choose to earn a second major of 30 hours in Philosophy and Religion. Any student may elect to complete an academic or professional concentration in addition to a major. Students considering academic or professional concentrations should consult the appropriate academic department in the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education sections. 

 

ACADEMIC/ PROFESSIONAL CONCENTRATIONS 

(for Education majors and all students)

American Indian Studies

American Studies

Art

Biology

English

Exercise and Sport Science

Geography

Geology

History

Mathematics

Music

Physics

Political Science

Psychology

Reading

Sociology

Spanish

Special Education

 

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR

A recognized minor ordinarily consists of 18 to 21 semester hours of courses. With the approval of the department granting the minor, up to six hours of the courses counted toward a minor may be used to satisfy General Education, major requirements, or requirements of an additional minor. The award of a minor requires a minimum cumulative QPA of 2.0 in the minor and the formal approval of the department concerned. Successful completion of a minor will be noted on the student’s official transcript. Student participation in minor programs will be optional.  For more information see departments in undergraduate programs sections or, for *interdisciplinary minors, see Special Programs.

ACADEMIC MINORS

*African American Studies

American Indian Studies

*American Studies

*Applied Gerontology

Art

Athletic Coaching

*British Studies

Broadcasting

Business Administration

Community Development

Computer Science

Creative Writing

Criminal Justice

Economics

English

*Gender Studies

Geography

Geology

Health Promotion

History

International Sociology

Jazz Studies

Journalism

Legal Studies

Literature

Marketing

Mathematics

Medical Sociology

Music

Musical Theatre

*Media Integration Studies

*Personnel & Organizational Leadership

Philosophy

Physical Education

Physics

Political Science

Psychology

Public Policy & Administration

Public Relations

Recreation

Religion

Sacred Music

Social Welfare

Sociology

Spanish

Speech

*Substance Abuse

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Theatre

*World Studies

Writing

 

FRESHMAN SEMINAR

Coordinator: Christa Watts

 

A university education requires attitudes and skills that go far beyond what students have needed previously. One of its most distinctive features is its direct confrontation with the limitations of human knowledge. In high school we relied on teachers and textbook writers to decide difficult issues; at the University we move into a domain where experts routinely disagree and many issues have no simple answers. Out of this experience, we learn a new respect for skepticism, open‑mindedness, and our own creativity.

The University also introduces us to much greater personal freedom and independence. We move away from the security of our families into the world of college life. This change forces us to budget our own time and to sustain our own motivation for achievement.

Finally, the content of a university curriculum is more difficult to comprehend and retain than anything we have faced before. We read technical, specialized material and learn words we have never seen. We are asked to identify key ideas on our own and to review for comprehensive examinations.

All of these considerations suggest that new students should receive special instruction preparing them for the unique challenges of university life. Accordingly, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has developed a course entitled Freshman Seminar (FRS 100). This course is a regular academic endeavor, with lectures, examinations, and academic credit. Its content is summarized in the description presented below. Students are encouraged to participate actively in this course and to prepare carefully for its examinations. Such effort may prove more valuable than any other activity undertaken during one’s first months at the University.

A grade of “C” (2.0) or better must be earned in order to satisfy the Freshman Seminar requirement.

 

COURSE  (FRS)

FRS 100.  Freshman Seminar

General introduction to the academic substance, study methods, and special adjustment problems of university life. Conducted by faculty and staff from various departments. Required of all incoming freshmen during their first fifteen credit hours of course work at the University. Fall, Spring. Credit, 1 semester hour.

 

 

GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

 

Graduation from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is based on successful completion of General Education, which is required for all baccalaureate degrees, and upon successful completion of a specialized program for a major.

 

OBJECTIVES FOR GENERAL EDUCATION

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke seeks to graduate students with broad vision, who are sensitive to values, who recognize the complexity of social problems, and who will be contributing citizens with an international perspective and an appreciation for achievements of diverse civilizations. In addition to meeting all major program requirements, students awarded baccalaureate degrees by The University of North Carolina at Pembroke are required to complete a 44‑hour General Education program. The General Education program has been designed to provide students with an understanding of the fundamental principles and contributions of a variety of disciplines and to foster the ability to analyze and weigh evidence, exercise quantitative and scientific skills, make informed decisions, write and speak clearly, and think critically and creatively. To ensure that these objectives are met, course substitutions are not allowed.  The specific areas of student learning are:

 

I. Skills

Communication—The UNCP graduate will communicate effectively in writing, speaking, and listening.

Critical ThinkingThe UNCP graduate will read analytically and think critically.

Problem SolvingThe UNCP graduate will be a creative problem solver. 

MathematicsThe UNCP graduate will use quantitative methods and mathematical principles to recognize and solve problems, interpret data, and perform basic computation.

TechnologyThe UNCP graduate will understand the role of technology, have the skills necessary to use it, and be able to recognize and adapt to new technologies.

II. Knowledge

Arts, Literature, History, and Ideas—The UNCP graduate will demonstrate knowledge of, appreciation for, and understanding of contributions to society of the fine and performing arts, literary works, world civilizations and their histories, and philosophic and religious belief systems.

Individual and SocietyThe UNCP graduate will demonstrate knowledge of human behavior, cultures, and societies as well as social, political and economic institutions and relationships.

Science and NatureThe UNCP graduate will understand the fundamental principles of the natural sciences as well as the purpose, methods, and principles of scientific inquiry.

III. Dispositions

Lifelong Learning—The UNCP graduate will be aware of the importance of lifelong learning and demonstrate the skills necessary to support continued personal and professional growth after graduation.

Health and Wellness—The UNCP graduate will identify factors and know how to make choices that promote health, wellness, and longevity.

Social ResponsibilityThe UNCP graduate will have an understanding of civic duty and a concern for the well-being of individuals, society, and the environment.

Appreciation of DiversityThe UNCP graduate will demonstrate knowledge of and respect for the rights and views of diverse individuals and cultures.

Values and Ethics—The UNCP graduate will be able to make informed choices in the light of ethical, moral, and practical concerns; assess the consequences of those choices; and understand alternative perspectives.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS  (44 Hours Total)

For some majors, certain courses may count toward both General Education and Major requirements.  Some courses have prerequisites.  As noted above, course substitutions are not allowed.  Ask your advisor for assistance in selecting appropriate courses.

 

I.  Communication Skills (6 or 9 hours)

ENG 105  Composition I

ENG 106  Composition II

A full‑time student must enroll in ENG 105, Composition I, immediately and must earn a “C” (2.0) grade or better before enrolling in ENG 106, Composition II. A student must remain continuously enrolled in ENG 105 and 106 until he or she has earned a “C” (2.0) grade or better in ENG 106.

All entering freshmen and all freshmen transfers must complete the ENG 105 and 106 sequence successfully before they earn a total of 60 credit hours. All students who transfer with 30 credits or more must complete ENG 106 during their first 30 semester hours at UNCP. Students who have not completed their composition courses at the end of the allotted time will no longer be permitted to register for 300 or 400 level courses. If they attempt to do so, the registrar’s office will cancel their registration and require them to register only for courses below the 300 level until they receive a “C” (2.0) in ENG 106. (The Enrollment Management Subcommittee of the Faculty Senate, or in emergencies the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, will consider exceptional cases.)

SPE 102 Fundamentals of Voice and Diction.

All entering freshmen are required to take this course unless they test out of it.  Upon earning 60 hours, a student must either have satisfied the speech requirement through testing, have taken SPE 102, or be registered for SPE 102 in the following semester.

 

II. Academic Content and Skills

A.  Arts and Humanities Division (12 hours): Choose one course from each of these four areas:

(1) Fine Arts

ART 202 Introduction to Digital Arts

ART 205 Art Appreciation

ART 208 Survey of Art I

ART 209 Survey of Art II 

THE 250 Introduction to Theatre

MUS 102 Introduction to Music Appreciation

MUS 104 Introduction to Jazz Appreciation

MUS 294 The World of Music: Antiquity to the Baroque Era

MUS 298 History of Musical Theatre

 (2) Literature (completion of ENG 105 and 106 with a 2.0 is prerequisite for these courses)

ENG 201 Southern Literature

ENG 202 Contemporary Literature

ENG 203 Literary Genres

ENG 205 World Literature Before 1660

ENG 206 World Literature After 1660

ENG 208 Women’s Literature

ENG 209 Literature and Film

ENG 210 African American Literature

ENG (AIS) 220 Native American Literature

ENG 223 American Literature Before 1865

ENG 224 American Literature After 1865

ENG 247 British Literature Before 1790

ENG 248 British Literature After 1790

(3) History

HST 101 American Civilization to 1877

HST 102 American Civilization since 1877

HST (AIS) 110 History of the American Indian to 1865

HST (AIS) 111 History of the American Indian since 1865

HST 114 World Civilizations to 1500

HST 115 World Civilizations since 1500

(4) Philosophy and Religion

PHI 100 Introduction to Philosophy

PHI 101 Introduction to Logic

PHI 204 Introduction to Ethics

REL 130 Introduction to Religion

B. Social Science Division (9 hours): Choose one course from each of three of five areas:

(1)Economics

ECN 100 Economic Perspectives

ECN 202 Principles of Microeconomics

ECN 203 Principles of Macroeconomics

(2)Geography

GGY 101 Principles of Geography

GGY 102 World Regional Geography

GGY 200 Cultural Geography

GGY (ECN) 206 Economic Geography

(3)Political Science

PSPA 100 Introduction to Political Science

PSPA 101 Introduction to American National Government

(4)Psychology

PSY 101 Introductory Psychology

(5)Sociology

SOC 102 Introduction to Sociology

SOC (AIS) 105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

SOC 209 Social Problems in Modern Society

University Honors College students only may substitute for courses in two disciplines:

HON 100 Contemporary Public Issues

HON 275 The Individual in Society

C.  Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division (9 hours)

Natural Science (6 hours); choose one course from two (2) of the four (4) areas.  Students selecting Physical Science 110 must select the other course from either Biology/Env. Science or Earth Science.

(1)Biology and Environmental Science

BIO 100 Principles of Biology

BIO 103 Basic Human Biology

ENV 210 Environmental Science

(2)Chemistry

CHM 130 General Chemistry I

CHM 140 Chemistry for Health Sciences I

(3)Earth Science

GLY (GGY) 115 Earth Science

GLY (GGY, PHS) 246 Weather and Climate

(4)Physical Science

PHS 110 Physical Science I

PHS 156 Astronomy

PHY 100 Elementary Physics I

PHY 150 College Physics I

PHY 200 University Physics I

University Honors College students only may fulfill one natural science course requirement with:

HON 151 Contemporary Issues in Science and Technology

Mathematics (3 hours);  choose one course from those listed below

MAT 105 Introduction to College Mathematics

MAT 107 College Algebra

MAT 108 Plane Trigonometry

MAT 109 College Algebra and Trigonometry

MAT 215 Calculus with Applications

MAT 221 Calculus I

 

III. Physical Education and Wellness (2 hours)

Choose two of the following courses:

PED 101 Wellness and Fitness

PED 130 Fitness Walking

PED 131 Archery

PED 132 Badminton

PED 133 Golf

PED 134 Swimming 

PED 135 Tennis

PED 136 Soccer

PED 137 Bowling

PED 138 Rhythms & Dance

PED 139 Racquetball

PED 141 Physical Conditioning

PED 145 Volleyball

PED 146 Weight Training

PED 177 Advanced Physical Conditioning (Aimed at Varsity Athletes)

PED 179 Aerobic Dance

PED (MSC) 180 Military Physical Training

PED (THE) 181 Stage Dance I

PED (THE) 182 Stage Dance II

PED 190 Outdoor Fitness

PED 195 Water Aerobics

 

IV. General Education Program Electives (6 hours, or 3 hours if SPE 102 required)

Choose two additional courses from those listed below.  These two courses must be from different divisions except for the foreign language option.  Students who take SPE 102 for Basic Skills take 3 hours of electives, which may not be SPE 200 or SPE 201.

Foreign Language Option

Students electing the foreign language option MUST complete two courses of the same foreign language to satisfy the Program Electives area of General Education.

FRH 131, 132 Elementary French

FRH 231, 232 Intermediate French

GER 131, 132 Elementary German

GER 231, 232 Intermediate German

ITL 131, 132 Elementary Italian

SPN 131, 132 Elementary Spanish

SPN 231, 232 Intermediate Spanish

XXX 131, 132 Introductory Foreign Language Study

XXX 231, 232 Intermediate Foreign Language Study

 

Arts and Humanities Division Elective

American Indian Studies

AIS 101 Introduction to American Indian Studies

Fine Arts

ART 101 Elements of Design

ART 202 Introduction to Digital Arts

ART 205 Art Appreciation

ART 208 Survey of Art I

ART 209 Survey of Art II

ART 256 Web Design

ARTS 1xx Special Topics in Art

THE 201 Elements of Acting

THE 250 Introduction to Theater

MUS 102 Introduction to Music Appreciation

MUS 104 Introduction to Jazz Appreciation

MUS 293 The World of Music: Classical to the Contemporary Era

MUS 298 History of Musical Theatre

Literature and Speech (a 2.0 in ENG 105 and 106 is prerequisite for the ENG courses)

ENG 201 Southern Literature

ENG 202 Contemporary Literature

ENG 203 Literary Genres

ENG 204 Mythology of All Peoples    

ENG 205 World Literature Before 1660

ENG 206 World Literature After 1660

ENG 208 Women’s Literature

ENG 209 Literature and Film

ENG 210 African American Literature

ENG (AIS) 220 Native American Literature

ENG 223 American Literature Before 1865

ENG 224 American Literature After 1865

ENG 247 British Literature Before 1790

ENG 248 British Literature After 1790

ENGS 2xx Studies in Literature

SPE 200 Interpersonal Communication   

SPE 201 Fundamentals of Speech

History  

HST 101 American Civilization to 1877

HST 102 American Civilization since 1877

HST (AIS) 110 History of the American Indian to 1865

HST (AIS) 111 History of the American Indian since 1865

HST 114 World Civilizations to 1500

HST 115 World Civilizations since 1500

Philosophy and Religion

AIS 201 American Indian Culture

PHI 100 Introduction to Philosophy

PHI 101 Introduction to Logic

PHI (REL) 102Perspectives on Humanity

PHI (REL) 202 Philosophy of Religion

PHI 204 Introduction to Ethics

PHI 205 Social and Political Philosophy

PHI 211 American Philosophy

REL 105 Introduction to the Old Testament

REL 106 Introduction to the New Testament

REL 130 Introduction to Religion

REL 209 Religion in America

REL (AIS) 213 American Indian Religious Traditions

REL 214 Introduction to Religious Ethics

REL 216 Religions of the Far East

REL 218 Religions of the Near East

University Honors College students only may take 1 as a Humanities Division Elective:

HON 200 The Humanistic Tradition I: Pre-History to the Baroque Era

HON 201 The Humanistic Tradition II: From Baroque to the Present

 

Social Science Division Elective

Economics 

ECN 100 Economic Perspectives

ECN 202 Principles of Microeconomics

ECN 203 Principles of Macroeconomics

FIN 205 Personal Finance

Geography 

GGY 101 Principles of Geography

GGY 102 World Regional Geography

GGY 200 Cultural Geography

GGY (ECN) 206 Economic Geography

Political Science

PSPA 100 Introduction to Political Science

PSPA 101 Introduction to American National Government

Psychology

PSY 101 Introductory Psychology

Sociology

SOC 102 Introduction to Sociology

SOC (AIS) 105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

SOC 209 Social Problems in Modern Society

 

Natural Science and Mathematics Division Elective

Natural Science

BIO 100 Principles of Biology

BIO 101 General Botany

BIO 102 General Zoology

BIO 103 Basic Human Biology   

ENV 210 Environmental Science

CHM 130 General Chemistry I 

CHM 131 General Chemistry II 

CHM 140 Chemistry for Health Sciences I 

CHM 141 Chemistry for Health Sciences II 

GLY 100 Physical Geology 

GLY (GGY) 115 Earth Science

GLY (GGY) 125 Earth History

GLY 226 Physical Oceanography 

GLY (GGY, PHS) 246 Weather and Climate

GLY (GGY) 262 Environmental Geology

PHS 110 Physical Science I      

PHS 111 Physical Science II      

PHS 156 Astronomy

PHY 100 Elementary Physics I  

PHY 101 Elementary Physics I 

PHY 150 College Physics I

PHY 151 College Physics II

PHY 200 University Physics I

PHY 201 University Physics II

University Honors College students only may take the following as a Divisional Elective

HON 251 Horizons in Math and Computer Science

Mathematics and Computer Science

CSC 202 Microcomputer Programming

MAT 105 Introduction to College Mathematics

MAT 107 College Algebra

MAT 108 Plane Trigonometry

MAT 109 College Algebra and Trigonometry

MAT 118 Finite Mathematics

MAT 210 Introduction to Statistics

MAT 215 Calculus with Applications

MAT 221 Calculus I

MAT 222 Calculus II

 

 

UNIVERSITY HONORS COLLEGE

Dean: Jesse Peters

 

HONORS COLLEGE COUNCIL

 

Robert W. Brown (Chair), Elizabeth Normandy, Thomas A. Dooling, Joseph W. Goldston, William Gash, Monika Brown, Ramin Maysami, Lee Phillips, John Labadie, Karen Granger

 

The University Honors College at UNC Pembroke recognizes and promotes the scholarly and personal growth of outstanding students.  University Honors College students are provided interdisciplinary educational opportunities that enhance the general curriculum.  These opportunities are developed around a learning community of honors students and include selected general education courses, small interdisciplinary seminars, cultural and service programs, and shared residential facilities with other honors students.  The University Honors College offers an intellectually stimulating social environment; greater curricular flexibility; more personal contact and scholarly discussion with students and faculty from the various disciplines; and closer interaction with individual faculty members in the College.  Each University Honors College student will prepare a senior project under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

University Honors College students are selected on the basis of class rank, high school grades, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores or American College Testing (ACT) scores, and extra‑curricular and community achievements.  Students already enrolled at UNC Pembroke and transfer students are also eligible to apply for admission to the University Honors College.  University Honors College students are appointed by the Dean of the University Honors College in consultation with the Honors College Council.

To remain in the University Honors College, students are required to maintain a minimum overall quality‑point average of 3.0 upon completion of the freshman year, 3.25 upon completion of the sophomore year, and 3.5 upon completion of the junior year.  University Honors College students will receive a University Honors College diploma and will be recognized at commencement.  To graduate with the University Honors College designation, the student must complete the University Honors College program.

University Honors College students will take several courses together during the freshman year prior to beginning their major course work.  These courses include several general education courses as well as one interdisciplinary seminar.  Students with special scheduling needs as freshmen may petition the Dean of the Honors College for alternate courses of study during the first semester. University Honors College students will be required to take three additional interdisciplinary honors seminars during the freshman and sophomore years. During the junior and senior years, University Honors College students design, complete, and present their University Honors College Thesis/Project.  All University Honors College students are advised by the Dean of the University Honors College until they declare a major field of study.

The six HON seminars are usually offered according to the following schedule:

Fall:  HON 100, 150, 200; Spring: HON 151, 201, 275

Transfer students and students entering the University Honors College as other than freshmen will also be expected to take the four honors seminars, so long as they can be fitted into the student’s program of study.  The number of honors courses that transfer students or non-freshmen will be required to take will be determined by the Dean of the University Honors College, after consultation with the student and the Honors College Council.

Honors Thesis/Project:  All University Honors College students must complete HON 400 (Research Methods and Prospectus [one semester hour]) and HON 450 (Honors Thesis/Project [three semester hours]) prior to graduation.  University Honors College students who elect to complete a senior Thesis/Project in their major department may substitute an equivalent departmental course for HON 450.  The departmental Thesis/Project must meet the standards for the Honors Thesis/Project established by the Honors College Council.  The Honors College Council and the Dean of the University Honors College recommend that HON 400 should be taken during the fall semester of the junior year.  University Honors College students should plan on presenting their Thesis/Project at the end of the fall semester of the senior year.  Requirements and procedures for the University Honors College Thesis/Project are outlined in The Preparation of the University Honors College Thesis/Project.  Copies of this guide are available from the Dean of the University Honors College.

The University Honors College is currently undergoing revision and restructuring.  University Honors College students should therefore consult with the Dean of the University Honors College or the Chair of the Honors College Council concerning these revisions.

 

COURSES (HON)

HON 100.  Contemporary Public Issues

Analysis of selected contemporary events from the points of view of history, political science, psychology, geography, economics, philosophy, religion, and sociology, in the light of weekly world developments. Emphasis upon the appreciation and development of logic and style in critical thought in considering international and domestic conflicts, human rights and institutional effectiveness, freedom and responsibility, and resources, technology, and the environment. Fall. Credit, 3 semester hours. Honors students receive General Education credit for a course in the Social Sciences Division.

HON 151.  Contemporary Issues in Science and Technology

An interdisciplinary examination of scientific and technological issues of current global significance. The scientific principles relating to each topic will be examined, followed by analysis of management possibilities and problems, technological applications, and implications for society. Where appropriate, laboratory experiences (both on and off campus) will be involved which expose the student to relevant techniques and methodology.  Spring. Credit, 3 semester hours. Honors students receive General Education credit for a course in the Physical Science area of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division.

HON 200.  The Humanistic Tradition I: Pre-History to the Baroque Era

Interdisciplinary examination of cultures in selected epochs from prehistory to the Baroque Era. Illustrative works and ideas from literature, art, music, religion, and philosophy, studied to characterize each period and its contribution to humanity’s self‑understanding. Fall. Credit, 3 semester hours. Honors students receive General Education credit for a course in the Divisional Electives area of Humanities.

HON 201.  The Humanistic Tradition II: From Baroque to the Present

Interdisciplinary examination of cultures in selected epochs from the Baroque to the present. Antecedents and consequences of some focal cultural themes chosen for the semester, e.g. naturalism in European literature, the experience of the American frontier, the philosophy of the Age of Enlightenment, and political and social upheaval in the French Revolution. Spring. Credit, 3 semester hours. Honors students receive General Education credit for a course in the Divisional Electives area of Humanities.

HON 251.  Horizons in Math and Computer Science

Current approaches to mathematical modeling, data acquisition, and data analysis with respect to natural systems, emphasizing microcomputer applications to scientific problems. Students will gain experience in the use of available computational resources, including commercial software, microcomputers, and mainframe facilities. Fall. Credit, 3 semester hours. Honors students receive General Education credit for a course in the Divisional Electives area of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

HON 275.  The Individual in Society

Recent topics concerning advances in the study of human behavior are examined within a seminar format. Relevant readings are assigned on brain/behavior connections, social roles, and theories of personality. Class presentations and discussion form a major portion of the course. Honors students receive General Education credit for a course in the Social Sciences Division.

HON 400.  Research Methods and Prospectus

Preparation of a prospectus for the thesis or project, in consultation with an advisor. Group discussion on the methodology, standards, and experience of research and criticism. Pass/Fail grading. Fall. Credit, 1 semester hour.

HON 450.  Honors Thesis/Project

Preparation of a thesis or project in consultation with a faculty committee chosen by the student; presentation of the work in seminar. Independent study in the student’s major is encouraged. Spring. Credit, 3 semester hours.

HON 499.  Honors Independent Study

Open to Honors College students to pursue supervised independent innovative learning.  Independent study may include laboratory research, study abroad, or mentored independent projects.  Requires written permission of the proposed mentor and the Honors College Dean. Credit, 1 - 3 semester hours.  May be repeated for a total of 6 hours in no more than two semesters.

 

TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS

 

The University offers teacher licensure programs through the School of Education and secondary licensure programs through departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.

For a description of the Teacher Education program and its requirements and policies, see the School of Education section.

 

The Teacher Education Program at UNCP is a cross-disciplinary program, governed by the Teacher Education Committee and administered by the Dean of the School of Education.  General information about admission to the Teacher Education Program, policies and procedures, licensure and testing requirements, special programs, and resources appears in the School of Education section of this catalog.  Please note that some licensure areas or majors are housed in the School of Education and some are housed in their respective academic departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.  If you are looking for information about a specific program area, refer to the chart below to find out where it is housed and the name of the program coordinator.

 

Undergraduate Licensure Program Area

Location

Program Coordinator

Biology Education (secondary 9-12)

Dept. of Biology

Ms. Rachel McBroom

English Education (secondary 9-12)

Dept. of English, Theatre, and Languages

Dr. Virginia P. Jones

Mathematics Education (secondary 9-12)

Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Dr. Mary Klinikowski

Science Education (secondary 9-12)

Dept. of Biology

Ms. Rachel McBroom

Social Studies Education (secondary 9-12)

Dept. of History

TBA

Art Education (K-12)

Dept. of Art

Dr. Tulla Lightfoot

Music Education (K-12)

Dept. of Music

Dr. Tim Altman

Physical Education (K-12)

Dept. of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Dr. Danny Davis

Exceptional Children (K-12)–General Curriculum (Mild Disabilities

Dept. of Education

Dr. Larry Schultz

Birth to Kindergarten (B-K)

Dept. of Education

Dr. Karen Stanley

Elementary Education (K-6)

Dept. of Education

Dr. Swannee Dickson

Middle Grades Education (6-9)

Dept. of Education

Dr. Olivia Oxendine

 

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS

 

TEACHING FELLOWS PROGRAM

Director: Karen Granger

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is one of the fourteen institutions participating in the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program.  See the School of Education for a description of this program.

 

COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM

Director: Sandra M. Stratil

Deana Johnson

 

The College Opportunity Program is designed to admit a limited number of students who meet most, but not all, of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s regular admission standards. Students are selected on the basis of high school academic record, scholastic standing in the high school graduating class, and SAT or ACT scores. The application for admission should be filed as early as possible.

 Students enter the College Opportunity Program in the summer for a five‑week session, which includes freshman testing and courses designed to develop academic skills which will be necessary for the Fall Semester.   Students who successfully complete these summer courses are then eligible to continue in the Fall Semester. In the Fall and Spring Semesters, the student is allowed to register for 15 hours of academic courses. In addition, students meet regularly with the COP advisor for academic counseling.   Students who meet the University’s academic eligibility requirements and have successfully completed the College Opportunity Program (made a “C” or better in both ENG 105 and ENG 106) then continue at the University as other regularly admitted students. 

 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Director: Denisha Sanders

This program, offered by the Career Services Center, is designed for students at all academic levels and in all majors. The purpose of the program is to assist students in developing the skills required for successful, lifelong career planning. 

 

COURSE (CAR)

CAR 101.  Introduction to Career Development

Students are exposed to all aspects of the career planning process, including self-assessment, decision-making related to choosing a major and identifying related career options, goal setting, career and job research, and job search tools and strategies.  Spring.  Credit, 2 semester hours.

 

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJORS AND MINORS

 

AMERICAN STUDIES MAJOR and MINOR

Coordinator: Stephen W. Berry

 

American Studies is an academic discipline concerned with the diversity of the American experience; it is a liberal arts program designed to provide students with an opportunity for multidisciplinary study of the culture of the United States through a variety of perspectives, including history, art, music, literature, film, ethnic studies, and gender studies.  Having a cultural studies focus, the program examines America through forms of expression and through its major social, economic, and political structures, both in the past and the present. 

See the Department of History for a complete description of this program. 

 

 

SCIENCE EDUCATION MAJOR

Coordinator:  Rachel McBroom

 

See the Department of Biology for a description of this interdisciplinary program for teacher preparation, which offers teaching concentrations in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics. 

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES MINOR

Coordinator: Frederick H. Stephens

 

The Departments of Social Work; English, Theatre, and Languages; Geology and Geography; History; and Political Science and Public Administration offer a multidisciplinary minor in African American Studies. This program is designed to introduce the student to the knowledge base of African American contributions to American society and to provide a theoretical approach to understanding African American culture.  The student interested in this multidisciplinary minor will have the opportunity to conduct research in areas of African American Studies.

 

Requirements for an African American Studies Minor

Sem Hrs.

Guided Electives: Students must take 18 hours from the courses below, selecting courses from at least three different areas (i.e., SWK, ENG, GGY, HST, PSPA).*

 

Area 1: Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice

SWK 382/SOC 382 African American Populations

 

Area 2: Literature

ENG 210 African American Literature; ENG 310 The Harlem Renaissance; ENGS 2xx (relevant topics only); ENGS 4xx as AASS 4xx (relevant topics only)

 

Area 3:  Geography

GGYS 4xx as AASS 4xx (relevant topics only)

 

Area 4:  History

HST 361 as AAS 361; HST 362 as AAS 362; HST 375 as AAS 375; HST 402 as AAS 402 (relevant topics only); HSTS 4xx as AASS 4xx (relevant topics only)

 

Area 5:  Political Science

PSPA 375 as AAS 375; PSPS 300-310 as AASS 300-310  (relevant topics only); PSPA 398 as AAS 398 (relevant topics only); PSPA 420 as AAS 420 (relevant topics only); PSPA 430 as AAS 430

 

 

Total: 18

*Permission of the African American Studies Coordinator is required before any topics course may be used to meet the requirements for the minor in African American Studies.

 

APPLIED GERONTOLOGY MINOR

Coordinators: Stephen M. Marson with the assistance of David Dran

 

The Programs in Biology, Nursing, Recreation, Sociology, and Social Work offer an interdisciplinary Minor in Applied Gerontology. The Minor is designed to enhance the student’s knowledge base in gerontology for both personal growth and professional advancement. The Minor offers the student understanding of causal linkages between the changes in biological functioning and their psychosocial adaptations. The minor also addresses the manner in which one can effectively deal with the changes of aging while still maintaining a productive life.  Any course that is offered by the Southeastern Gerontology Consortium [SGC] is automatically approved for the Minor.   For more information about the SGC, see http://www.uncp.edu/home/marson/SGC.

In order to successfully complete the Minor in Applied Gerontology, the student is required to enroll in a field practicum within his/her major. The internship must be completed under the auspices of an institution or agency whose primary function is related to the elderly population.

 

Requirements for an Applied Gerontology Minor

Sem. Hrs.

Select 17 hours from the following:  BIO 103 or PED 349 (3), SWK 270 (2), NUR 330 (3), PSY 305 (3), REC 425 (3), SOC 375 (3), SWK 384 (3), and any course with the GERS designation sponsored by the Southeastern Gerontology Consortium

 

Complete a field practicum in an agency that serves the elderly population

 

 

Total: 17

 

 

BRITISH STUDIES MINOR

Coordinator: Charles Beem

 

The Departments of History; English, Theatre, and Languages; and Philosophy and Religion offer a minor in British Studies. This program is designed to provide an interdisciplinary curriculum for History majors pursuing an emphasis in British history and English majors specializing in British literature, to broaden their understanding of the cultural, social, and political evolution of Great Britain.

 

Requirements for a Minor in British Studies

Sem. Hrs.

Core Requirements

HST 214; ENG 247 or 248

6

Guided Electives:  Four courses from at least two different departments, with a minimum of three 300- or 400-level courses

History:  HST 417, 441, 442, 443, 451**

English:  ENG 247*, 248*, 311, 312, 315, 316, 342, 451, 457; ENGS 2xx***, 33x***, 4xx***

Philosophy and Religion:  PHI 204, 405

(Other courses focusing on Britain may be approved by the program coordinator.)

12

 

Total: 18

*if not used as a core course

**when offered as a British history topic

***when offered as a British literature topic

 

 

GENDER STUDIES MINOR 

Coordinators: E. Brooke Kelly and Rasby Marlene Powell

See the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice for a description of this interdisciplinary program.

 

 

MEDIA INTEGRATION STUDIES MINOR

Coordinator: John Labadie

 

Media Integration Studies (MIS) is an opportunity for interdisciplinary study in digital studios within three academic departments: Art, Mass Communication, and Music. Projects and assignments emphasize various aspects of applied information technologies (IT) often termed multimedia. Instruction in the use of both hardware and software emphasizes the following areas: still digital image-making, digital photography, computer-based printing, digital audio recording and editing, MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), digital animation, and digital videography and editing. Additional courses for the MIS minor are offered by the departments of English, Philosophy, and Sociology and Criminal Justice. Students involved in the MIS minor thus have the opportunity to study, across six academic departments, both the practice of multimedia as well as the effects of such media on the individual, on society, and in the arts.

 

Requirements for a Media Integration Studies Minor

Sem. Hrs.

Required Courses:  ART 202, ART/BRD/MUS 380, 458, 480

12

Electives:  Choose 2 courses from PHI 102, MCM 210, SOC 222, ENG 290, ART 250, BRD 280, MUS 358

6

 

Total: 18

 

 

PERSONNEL AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP MINOR

Coordinator:  Ed Powers

 

The Departments of Psychology and Counseling and Political Science and Public Administration and the School of Business offer an interdepartmental minor in Personnel and Organizational Leadership. This program is designed to provide the following competencies: 1) a theoretical understanding of the basic psychological processes that operate in work settings; 2) skill in establishing rapport with co‑workers; 3) skill in assessing the qualifications and performance of others; 4) skill in managing and training others; and 5) a theoretical understanding of organizational structure and the forces that influence it.

Students majoring in any subject are eligible to participate in the Personnel and Organizational Leadership minor.  Those who are interested should consult with the department chair from Psychology and Counseling or Political Science and Public Administration or the dean of the School of Business. Since many courses in the minor have prerequisites that can be taken to meet General Education requirements, early planning will be to the student’s advantage.

 

Requirements for a Minor in Personnel and Organizational Leadership

Sem Hrs.

Psychology: select 3 courses from the following

PSY 216, 316, 317, 403, 415

9

Management/Administration: select 3 courses from the following

MGT 306, 309, 408, 466; ECN 407; PSPA 210, 319, 360

9

 

Total: 18

 

A particular course cannot be used to satisfy the requirements of both a major and a minor at the same time.  

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE MINOR

Coordinators: Norman Layne and Sherry Edwards

 

A 19‑20 semester hour undergraduate minor in substance abuse is available to undergraduate students from any major. Students interested in obtaining jobs in substance abuse will find that completion of this minor will enhance their marketability with regard to entry‑level jobs. Further, for those students interested in working toward North Carolina Substance Abuse Certification, the Coordinators will provide guidance and assistance that will facilitate the achievement of Certification in North Carolina.

 

Requirements for A Minor in Substance Abuse

Sem. Hrs.

Required Courses: SAB/CRJ 283, SAB 377, SAB 455, SAB 461 or SAB 465

12

Elective Courses: Select 8‑9 hours from the following: 

CRJ/SOC 367, CRJ/SWK 350, SAB/SWK 270, SOC 209, SOC 303, SOC/SWK 245

8-9

 

Total:  20‑21

 

COURSES (SAB)

SAB 270.  Medical Terminology (SWK 270)

Students are introduced to the most frequently used medical terms and abbreviations. Intended primarily for students in social behavioral science curricula who seek careers in medical organizations.  As announced. Credit, 2 semester hours.

SAB 283.  Interviewing Skills (CRJ 283)

This course teaches practical skills and the theories behind them for interviewing and recording of interviews in legally and emotionally sensitive areas, such as knowledge about criminal conduct and victimization, child, domestic and substance abuse.  Systems theory is applied to the selection of techniques to be used in different interviewing circumstances, recognizing such critical status distinctions as victim, witness, or suspect.  The course employs lecture, discussion, readings, interviewing assignments, simulations, role-playing, audio-visual taping, and documentation exercises.  As announced.  Credit, 3 semester hours.

SAB 377.  Drug Use and Abuse (HLTH 377, SOC 377)

A study of the types and functions of pharmaceutical treatments. Drug addiction is analyzed as a social, psychological, and biological process. Fall. Credit, 3 semester hours.  Prerequisite:  SOC 201 or permission of instructor.

SAB 455.  Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Addiction (SWK 455)

Substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation involving individual clients, families, and groups is addressed. Modalities of treatment, treatment planning, case management, and managed care in addictions are also addressed. Spring. Credit, 3 semester hours.

SAB 461.  Addiction and Women (SOC 461)

An analysis of women’s experiences of addiction, the societal response to female addiction, and the treatment resources and services that are needed to prevent and treat female addiction. Topics covered include the centrality of relationships in women’s lives, sexual abuse and addiction, addiction and traditional gender roles, and parenting issues for substance abusing women. Fall, odd‑numbered years. Credit, 3 semester hours.

SAB 465.  Addiction and Community (SOC 465)

An analysis of the response of communities to substance abuse, the extent to which communities are supportive of recovery, and the community resources and services that are needed to respond to addiction and facilitate recovery. Topics include the role of support groups, health professionals, and the family in the recovery process. Fall, even‑numbered years. Credit, 3 semester hours.

 

WORLD STUDIES MINOR

Coordinator: Elizabeth Normandy

 

Eighteen semester hours are required for the satisfactory completion of the minor in World Studies. Courses that fulfill the requirements of the student’s major area of study cannot be applied toward this minor. The minor is divided into specified and elective courses.

 

Requirements for a Minor in World Studies

Sem. Hrs.

World Studies:  select two courses from WLS 200, 251, and 450

 

Elective Courses: select four with coordinator (see below)

 

 

Total: 18

 

COURSES (WLS)

WLS 100, 101, 102, 103.  University Convocation Program

The World Studies Committee offers four one‑hour courses to encourage student attendance at campus lectures and cultural events. Each course is given on a Pass/Fail basis. To receive credit, students must attend ten events which have been approved by the World Studies Committee. Fall, Spring. Credit, 1 semester hour.

WLS 200.  World Cultural Geography (GGY 200)

Concept of culture applied to the human environment. Geographical variations and evolution resulting from the interaction between cultural and physical processes. Culture and technological change. Population and migration. Cultural effects on perception of the environment. Spring. Credit, 3 semester hours.

WLS 210. Multicultural Center Internship

This internship will provide students with a deeper understanding of cultural relations and the administration of a cultural center.  Students may be assigned research on a cultural topic and will be required to submit papers as well as prepare a related exhibit for public display.  Credit, 3 semester hours, PREREQ: Approval of World Studies Minor Coordinator and the Director of the Multicultural Center.

WLS 251.  Introduction to World Politics (PSPA 251)

This course gives students a basic understanding of the major issues and aspects of world politics.  It includes an overview of trends in world politics in the twenty-first century, considers the relevant global actors, explores the relevance of non-state actors, and focuses on the increasing importance of issues relating to global welfare.  A central premise is that world politics is a combination of political, historical, economic, and sociological factors which are not static.  Fall, Spring. Credit, 3 semester hours. PREREQ: PSPA 100 or 101.

WLS 320. Service Internship

This internship is designed to provide credit for those students (especially volunteers) who provide service to other cultures abroad, but could also be applied to service to groups of foreigners domestically.  Students will be required to submit a substantive report regarding this experience.  Credit, 1 to 3 semester hours PREREQ:  Approval of World Studies Minor Coordinator and the Director of the Multicultural Center.

WLS 330. Study Abroad

Students who successfully study abroad for a trip lasting a minimum of one week and a maximum of two semesters in a University-approved program will be required to prepare a substantive report regarding their experiences while abroad or report on a particular point of interest they may have researched while in a foreign country.  Credit, 1 to 7 semester hours, PREREQ: Approval of World Studies Minor Coordinator and the Director of the Multicultural Center.

WLS 450.  Seminar in International and Intercultural Relations

Research seminar to gain experience in formulating, designing, and implementing meaningful research projects in international and intercultural relations. A substantial paper will be prepared by the student and presented to the Seminar and World Studies faculty. Fall, Spring. Credit, 3 semester hours. PREREQ: Approval of World Studies Minor Coordinator.

ELECTIVE COURSES (Select four)

Courses must be selected by the student, approved by the Coordinator, and noted in the minor advisement file of the student. A minimum of 12 unduplicated semester hours will be chosen. Participating departments include:

 

Biology

History

Management, Marketing, and International Business

Philosophy and Religion

Geology and Geography (Geography)

Political Science and Public Administration

English, Theatre, and Languages

Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice

 

HEALTH PROFESSIONS PROGRAMS

In addition to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, described in the College of Arts and Sciences section, the Departments of Biology and Chemistry and Physics provide curricula which meet the requirements for admission into most schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, and medical technology.  In addition, students wishing to pursue a degree in a variety of other health related professions such as pharmacy, optometry, physical therapy, etc., can obtain some of the required college preparation (generally two years) at UNC Pembroke prior to transfer to the appropriate professional school.  In each case, admission to the professional school is competitive, and completion of the prescribed curriculum at UNCP does not guarantee such admission. Because entrance requirements vary with the profession and with individual schools, it is the responsibility of the student to be familiar with the requirements of the specific school to which he or she plans to apply. Advice or assistance can be obtained from the Health Careers Counselor, or from any biology or chemistry faculty member.

 

PRE‑HEALTH CURRICULA AND DEGREE PROGRAMS THAT LEAD TO THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS

 

Curricula

Degree Programs

Pre‑Medical, Pre‑Dental, Pre‑Pharmacy, Pre‑Medical Research, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Pre‑Medical Technology, Pre‑Optometry, Pre‑Nursing, Pre‑Public Health, Pre-Allied Health

B.S. Biology, B.S. Chemistry,
B.S. Applied Physics, B.S. Psychology,
B.S. Mathematics, B.S. Nursing

 

 

PREPROFESSIONAL CURRICULA IN MEDICINE

Although a B.S. degree is technically not a prerequisite for these programs, the large majority of students who apply and are accepted do hold an undergraduate degree. It is therefore recommended that students interested in these areas pursue a B.S. degree. The Departments of Biology and Chemistry and Physics offer B.S. programs with biomedical emphasis that enable a student to meet requirements for most professional schools. These programs are detailed in the program descriptions of the Departments of Biology and Chemistry and Physics.

 

ACCELERATED PROGRAM IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

UNCP offers a program to its biology majors in affiliation with hospitals approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association which gives, by the board of registry of Medical Technologists, a medical technology certificate. In this program the students complete six semesters of on‑campus study and one year of study and training in an affiliated hospital. After satisfactory completion of the fourth year (hospital training), UNCP will award the B.S. degree in biology to the students. Undergraduate students enrolled in the fourth year of the accelerated program in medical technology must pay tuition to both UNCP (not including fees) and to the affiliated hospital. Details of the medical technology program appear in the program description of the Department of Biology.

Currently, the Biology Department has formal affiliation with McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, S.C.  Dr. Vera C. Hyman, M.D., and Ms. Vicki Anderson, M.T., the program director and the education director at McLeod Medical Center, are regarded as adjunct professor and lecturer respectively at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  Although the affiliation agreement does provide UNCP students some preference in the admissions process, it should be noted that admission to the hospital program is competitive and that the admissions process is a function of the hospital program.

It should be noted that this is an accelerated program which allows the student to complete in four years a program that often requires five years. Students may elect the alternate route in which a B.S. degree in biology (biomedical emphasis) is obtained before application to a hospital program. Students electing this route are eligible to apply to any school of medical technology and are not limited to programs affiliated with The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

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