Engaged Outreach

About Us

The Office of Engaged Outreach includes the Office of Distance Education, Office for Regional Initiatives, The Office of Military and Veteran Affairs and the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS)

The Office of Distance Education

Charles TitaWelcome to the Office of Distance Education at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  As a regional university, UNC Pembroke is committed to developing and extending online and off-campus degree programs to students who may not otherwise have access to the main campus.  Distance Education at UNC Pembroke includes online and off-campus degree programs or courses.  Since 1996, UNC Pembroke has pioneered partnerships with regional community colleges, making it possible for students with transfer courses or associate degrees to transition to baccalaureate-level programs without leaving home.  By taking many of our degree programs directly to the student via online, face-to-face, and interactive video modalities, students at remote locations can take classes directly from UNC Pembroke professors as well as participate in a rich collegiate experience with classmate without physically being on campus.  Borne out of the need to provide equitable, educational access the busy, non-traditional students, each of our distance education programs is rigorously vetted by its respective, academic department.  In the end, you will graduate with the traditional campus students and receive exactly the same degree as they.  Please take a moment to explore the web link for various resources that the Office of Distance Education has organized for you.  For specific questions about any degree program, follow the link for the program in the academic department.  Please let us hear from you, because we are eager to help you.

Dr. Cammie Hunt
Interim Director, Distance Education

Office of Military and Veteran Affairs

Mike ClawsonUNC Pembroke is proud of your military service. We honor and recognize the service of our military men and women. We are a designated “Military-Friendly” university and wave application fees for active duty, veterans, reservists and members of the National Guard.  Our staff is ready to assist all military-affiliated students in a smooth transition from the military to the classroom whether you attend on campus, through our Distance Education Programs, or from one of our off campus locations to include Fort Bragg. Visit our Military and Veterans Services link and contact our military friendly representatives to assist with your specific interest or any questions.

Mike Clawson
Coordinator, Military and Veterans Services

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Program

James RobinsonThe Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) Program offers an exclusive and unique opportunity to complete a four-year university degree within two to three years for those holding an Associate of Applied Science or Applied Art from a regionally accredited community college. There are a wide variety of BIS Majors, including: Applied Professional Studies, Applied Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Hospitality, and Public and Non-Profit Administration. All BIS Majors are available at the UNC Pembroke Main Campus, and many are available online or in evening programs at a number of UNC Pembroke Distance Education sites, including programs at Brunswick Community College in Leland and Bolivia, Cape Fear Community College in Castle Hayne, Ft. Bragg, Richmond Community College in Hamlet, Robeson Community College in Lumberton, and Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst. If you have an Applied Associate degree and wish to explore the possibilities of completing a four-year university degree, visit the BIS Program web link on this page. Good Luck!

James W. Robinson, Ph.D.
Director, The Bachelor of Interdiscipinary Studies Program