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Office of the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Provides Administrative Oversight for the Schools, Colleges, and Academic Support Resources
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Academic Programs

Programs offered by Norfolk State University including but not limited to certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs. These academic programs comprise the core, required and elective courses which lead to a degree or certificate

School of Business

Mission Statement: Norfolk State University's School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International). AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide and is the hallmark of excellence in business education. School of Business website

Bachelor of Science - Undergraduate

  • Accountancy
  • Business
  • Tourism and Hospitality

Minors

  • Accountancy
  • Business
  • Tourism and Hospitality

School of Education

The School of Education is responsible for providing leadership, coordination, and evaluation of all teacher education programs at the University. Its central purpose is to provide pre-service and in-service educational programs to prospective teachers, in-service teachers, administrators, and others engaged in educational activities in schools and other agencies. School of Education website

Bachelor of Science

  • Early Childhood Education(Non-Certification Option)
  • Exercise Science/Physical Education

Certification / Teacher Licensure Endorsements

  • Driver Education
  • Early Childhood/ Primary
  • Elementary Education (PreK-6)
  • Health
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Master of Arts - Graduate

  • Pre-Elementary Education
  • Severe Disabilities
  • Urban Education

Master of Arts in Teaching - Graduate

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • Math
  • Music
  • Physics

College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts embraces ten academic departments in the fine and performing arts, humanities, and social sciences. The departments are English and Foreign Languages, Fine Arts, General Studies, History and Interdisciplinary Studies, Mass Communications and Journalism, Music, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. The Army ROTC program is located in the College of Liberal Arts as well. COLA website

Bachelor of Arts - Undergraduate

  • English
  • Fine Arts and Graphic Design
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Bachelor of Music - Undergraduate

  • Music Education

Bachelor of Science - Undergraduate

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mass Communications

Minors

  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • French
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communications
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Masters of Arts - Graduate

  • Community / Clinical Psychology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Media and Communications
  • Urban Affairs
  • Visual Studies

College of Science, Engineering and Technology

The College of Science, Engineering and Technology is a dynamic school. It has been, and remains, a major force for change within the University as an innovator and initiator of most of the high demand and high technological programs on campus. It is represented by a wide array of course selections in eight (8) major areas. CSET website

Associate of Science - Undergraduate

  • Architectural Drafting

Bachelor of Science - Undergraduate

  • Biology
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Technology
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronic Technology
  • Health Services Management
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Optical Engineering
  • Physics

Minors

  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Certification / Teacher Licensure Endorsements

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Master of Science - Graduate

  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Optical Engieering

School of Social Work

The Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work at Norfolk State University was established in 1960 with the founding of the Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW) program. It’s Master of Social Work (MSW) degree and Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work (Ph.D.) degree programs were added in 1974, and 1995, respectively. Thus, the School, along with its Continuing Education Program, offers the full continuum of social work education. School of Social Work website

Bachelor of Social Work - Undergraduate

  • Social Work

Master of Social Work - Graduate

  • Social Work

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Social Work

Graduate Degrees

Norfolk State University offers advanced degrees in the following areas:

School of Education

  • Master of Arts in Pre-Elementary Education
  • Master of Arts in Special Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Arts in Urban Education

College of Liberal Art

  • Master of Arts in Community/Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts in Media and Communications
  • Master of Arts/ Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Arts in Urban Affairs
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology

College of Science, Engineering and Technology

  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity
  • Master of Science in Electronics Engineering
  • Master of Science in Materials Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering

School of Social Work

  • Master of Social Work
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work

Specialized Accreditations

Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (BS)
  • Optical Engineering (BS)

Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)

  • Journalism (BA)
  • Mass Communications (BS)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

  • Chemistry (BS)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Food Science and Nutrition (BS)

American Psychological Association

  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.)

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

  • Business (BS)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, American Kinesiotherapy Association

  • Physical Education/Exercise Science (BS)

Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET

  • Computer Science (BS)

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

  • Social Work (B.S.W.)
  • Social Work (M.S.W.)

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

  • Medical Technology (BS)

The Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)

  • Building Construction Technology (BS)
  • Computer Technology (BS)
  • Electronic Technology (BS)

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

  • Music Education (B.Mus.)
  • Music (M.Mus.)

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

  • Art Education (BS Art)
  • Art Education (MAT)
  • Biology Education (BS Biology)
  • Biology Education (MAT)
  • Chemistry Education (BS Chemistry)
  • Chemistry Education (MAT)
  • Early Childhood/Elementary Education (BS Interdisciplinary Studies or Psychology)
  • Early Childhood/Elementary Education (MAT)
  • English Education (BS English)
  • English Education (MAT)
  • Health and Physical Education (BS)
  • History Education (BS History)
  • History Education (MAT)
  • Mathematics Education (BS Mathematics)
  • Mathematics Education (MAT)
  • Pre-Elementary Education/Early Childhood Special Education (MA)
  • Special Education (BS Interdisciplinary Studies or Psychology)
  • Special Education (MA)
  • Urban Education (MA): School Counseling, Principal Preparation, and Curriculum Development and Supervision Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
  • Nursing (BS)