Office of the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
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Colleges and Schools of NSU

Norfolk State University practices its mission to provide higher education opportunities for all people regardless of their socio-economic status, race, sex, age, religion, or national origin by identifying and admitting students with academic promise.

Norfolk State University seeks to admit in-state and out-of-state applicants whose combination of academic preparation, aptitude, achievements, and motivation predict a reasonable probability of success in one or more of the University’s schools.

School of Business

Dr. Enrique G. Zapatero, Interim Dean
Dr. Jim Chen, Associate Dean
(757) 823-8920

Accreditation: 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.

Programs of Study: The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree is offered in Accountancy and in Business. Within the Business major students may concentrate in Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. The School also administers the B.S. degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management.

School of Education

Dr. Denise Littleton, Dean
(757) 823-8701

Dr. Jerrold W. Roy, Associate Dean
(757) 823-8886

Accreditation: All of the teacher education programs sponsored by the School of Education have been approved by the Virginia Department of Education and have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Each program is designed to prepare teachers to meet the certification and licensure requirements for the Commonwealth of Virginia as well a requirements for successful study at the graduate school level.

Orgsanization of the School: The courses of instruction offered by the School of Education are organized into departments which sponsor a wide array of specialization possibilities for students. The departments, centers and laboratories are as follows:

  • Department of Early Childhood/Elementary Education and Special Education
  • Department of Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science
  • Department of Secondary Education and School Leadership
  • The H.H. Bozeman Integrated Media/Resource Center
  • The Center for Professional Development
  • The Student Volunteer Center
  • The Praxis I Instructional Laboratory
  • The Child Development Laboratory

School of Extended Learning

Dr. Dorothy L. R. Jones, Dean
(757) 368-8066

Norfolk State University’s School of Extended Learning (SEL) works with the academic and administrative units of the University. It offers coursework through online, blended and video conferencing.

Our online degree programs are designed to fit your lifestyle and career goals. Explore the online degree and certificate programs and the numerous online courses offered by Norfolk State University.


  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Business with a Concentration in Information Management
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management
  • Upper Level Baccalaureate Program RN-BSN
  • Certificate in Health Services Management


  • M.S. in Cybersecurity
  • Master of Arts in Pre-Elementary
  • Master of Arts in Pre-Elementary Education with Licensure in Special Education Early-Childhood Birth-Age 5
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education PreK-6
  • Master of Arts in Urban Education/ Administration and Supervision PreK-12 (Principal Preparation Program)

College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Belinda Anderson, Dean
Dr. Danny Adams, Associate Dean
(757) 823-8118

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.

College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Dr. Larry Mattix, Acting Dean
Dr. Michael Keeve, Associate Dean
(757) 823-8180

Accreditations/Approvals: The following programs, sponsored by the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, have been approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). They have also bEEN accredited and/or approved by appropriate national accrediting agencies.

  • Computer Science - The Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
  • Chemistry - American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Engineering - The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Medical Technology - National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
  • Nursing B.S. - Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and the Virginia Board of Nursing
  • Technology - The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)

Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work

Dr. Rowena Wilson, Dean
(757) 823-8668

Mrs. Carrie Waites, Associate Dean
(757) 823-8270

Accreditation: The School of Social Work’s Baccalaureate of Social Work and Master of Social Work Programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Baccalaureate Social Work

Mrs. Carrie R. Waites, Baccalaureate Program Director
(757) 823-8270

BSW Program Mission: The Baccalaureate Social Work Program develops students capable of delivering social work services at the first professional level of practice using a generalist approach that reflects multi-level systems. The program emphasizes social justice and responsibility, and respect for human rights, dignity, and diversity

Graduate Studies and Research

Graduate Studies is part of the School of Graduate Studies and Research. The mission of Graduate Studies is to enhance the success of graduate students and ensure the quality of all graduate programs at the University. The Graduate School provides the institutional perspective on graduate education, serves as the central organizational unit for graduate studies, and provides administrative support to graduate programs, faculty, and students. The Graduate School also promotes scholarship, research and professional development among graduate students and faculty.

Honors College

Dr. Page Laws, Dean
(757) 823-8208

The Honors College is designed to provide an enriched and challenging program of study for students who manifest exceptional academic potential; to improve the University’s ability to attract such scholars; and to enrich the academic community. The Honors College currently has three component programs: the Dozoretz National Institute for Mathematics and Applied Sciences; the Parsons General Honors Program for all majors; plus ten Discipline-Specific Honors Programs.

The DNIMAS program is unique. It represents a major commitment by Norfolk State University to provide the best possible education in the sciences for highly qualified and motivated students. The program features a four week pre-matriculation summer session, intensive science curricula, research internships, field trips, projects, career counseling, seminars, and a peer mentor-tutoring program.