University College is dedicated to student learning and individual development. It is designed to aid students in their academic endeavors by facilitating developmental advising on the major programs and core curriculum, by providing a firm academic and social foundation through the First-Year Experience class, and by providing peer consulting and structured learning assistance through the Learning Assistance Centers. University College embraces the teacher-scholar model, placing primary emphasis on high quality teaching, engaged learning, mentoring and expert collaboration.
University College is the home of undeclared students until they declare a major, First-Year Academic Advising for undeclared students, First-year Experience, Core Curriculum (38-40 Total Credit Hours), Interdisciplinary Studies, University Honors Program, Environmental Studies Minor, Women’s and Gender Studies Minor, and the BRIDGE program with Horry Georgetown Technical College. It also assists students who have concerns and questions about their academic pursuits while attending Coastal Carolina University. The office provides academic support to students who wish to excel at the University. Services available to graduate students include:
The Learning Assistance Centers
The Foreign Language Instructional Center
The FLIC provides resources that support and enhance classroom instruction provided by the Department of Communication, Languages and Cultures for all students enrolled in a foreign language course. The instructional center features multimedia computers with internet access, and a variety of computer software and printing capabilities. The FLIC also has instructional media resources, videos, CDs, and reference materials. The center offers tutoring services in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
The Mathematics Learning Center
The Mathematics Learning Center provides free support for a variety of courses offered at Coastal, including, but not limited to, college algebra, trigonometry, pre-calculus, differential calculus, and integral calculus. The staff works to assist students in a relaxed non-threatening environment. Goals of any student/staff interaction in the center include an understanding of key concepts and a concise explanation of material. Students are encouraged to utilize the area to work through homework problems and assignments; appointments are not necessary. Computer software packages, reference books, and handouts dealing with mathematical topics supplement the available resources.
The Writing Center
The Writing Center provides one-on-one writing consultations to all students regardless of major or level of writing proficiency. From early brainstorming to the final stages of a writing assignment, undergraduate consultants are available to offer assistance to writers of any discipline at any stage of the composition process. The services are not limited to English papers; Writing Center consultants are from a wide range of academic majors and are prepared to assist with any writing assignment.
The Writing Center also offers various workshops throughout the academic year that cover many different writing issues. There are various handouts on composition and grammar available as well. Appointments are recommended.