Mar 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

What's New This Year?

This section of the undergraduate catalog presents only a sample of the curricular and programmatic initiatives that were approved through the East Carolina University campus approval process during the 2016-2017 academic year. Please check back through out the 2017-2018 academic year to get the latest about what is new at ECU!

Fixed Tuition Program - Questions and Answers

Beginning with the 2016/2017 academic year, each University of North Carolina (UNC) constituent institution implemented the Fixed Tuition Program as required by North Carolina General Statute §116-143.9 and UNC GA Regulation 1000.1.7[R].

What are the eligibility requirements to receive the Fixed Rate Tuition Program reduction?

First-time resident students seeking a baccalaureate degree in four-year programs will be eligible for 8 consecutive academic semesters (not including summer sessions).

Tuition rates for other currently enrolled resident undergraduates and eligible resident undergraduate transfer students will be fixed for an appropriate number of consecutive semesters, (not including summer sessions). 

Transfer resident undergraduate students will receive fixed tuition for a prorated time period, based on credits accumulated at the transferring institution(s). Students transferring between UNC institutions, but maintaining continuous enrollment will be subject to the transfer student policy.  For questions related to transferable undergraduate credits, please contact the Registrar’s Office at

The following categories of students are not eligible for the Fixed Tuition Program: continuing education students; students currently enrolled in a cooperative innovative high school/early college, consortium, or dual-enrollment program; second degree seeking students; readmits who are not granted an appeal; nondegree seeking students; UNC Online, World Language; nonresident students; and graduate and professional students.

What if I don’t finish my baccalaureate program by the expiration date for my fixed tuition period?

At the end of the fixed tuition period, the cost of tuition for any additional academic semesters will be assessed at the current tuition rate for the next registered semester.

What costs are covered under the Fixed Rate Tuition Program?

The program applies to a student’s tuition costs only. All fees are subject to change each academic year.

Please see the Cashier’s office website, for more information,

New Courses

ECU has fifty-five new undergraduate courses! A sample can be found below:

New Course Prefixes

  • GEN: Gender Studies (This new prefix replaces WOST: Women’s Studies.)
  • ISE: Industrial and Systems Engineering (This new prefix replaces ISYS: Industrial and Systems Engineering.)

New Programs

New programs that appear for the first time in this Catalog include:

Policy Changes

Program Changes

Major changes to existing undergraduate degree programs include:

Other Changes