The University of North Carolina Wilmington is located in the southeastern region of North Carolina, near the historic district of Wilmington. Education on the college level first came to Wilmington in 1946 when a college center was established under the direction of the North Carolina College Conference and under the administration of the Directorate of Extension of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The programs offered by the university include four-year programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Social Work degrees within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Cameron School of Business, the Watson School of Education, and the School of Nursing; graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts, the Master of Arts in Teaching, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education, the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, the Master of School Administration, the Master of Science, the Master of Science in Accountancy and the Master of Science of Nursing degrees; a variety of pre-professional programs, and special programs in a variety of areas, including marine science research, and continuing education.
Although UNCW, located on the Atlantic coast of the Wilmington, North Carolina area, was established in 1947 the first bachelors degrees were not awarded until the mid 1960’s. In 1979 the Department of Business and Economics evolved into the Cameron School of Business. The Cameron School of Business offers 8 programs for undergraduates and 3 graduate programs. All the degree programs are fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. This recognition places The Cameron School of Business in the top 30% of business education programs in the United States.