N.C. Central University will phase out four bachelor’s degree programs and one master’s program under a restructuring program announced today.
Fourteen academic programs are being eliminated or merged, including the consolidation of the colleges of science and technology and liberal arts to form a College of Arts and Sciences. Nine programs are being restructured or merged, and one program will be established.
“North Carolina Central University is committed to providing high quality education and retaining and graduating students while responding to the economic challenges that exist for academic institutions nationwide,” Chancellor Charlie Nelms said. “We believe these changes will strengthen NCCU’s academic programming and offerings and competitively position our students for greater success.”
The changes are expected to generate approximately $500,000 to strengthen the university’s degree offerings. Additionally, approximately $1.4 million will be produced from administrative efficiency enhancements. These funds will be reinvested in the university’s highest priorities related to student retention and graduation.
Programs to be Restructured or Merged
- Mathematics and Physics will be restructured into a single department.
- English and Modern Foreign Languages will be restructured into a single department.
- The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences and Geography will be merged to become Environmental and Geographic Sciences.
- Computer Information Systems and Computer Science degree programs will be merged.
- The Dance program will be restructured and moved to the Theatre Department.
Programs to be Eliminated
Degrees to be eliminated (NOTE: elective courses will still be offered and current declared majors will be able to meet their degree requirements)
- Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Sociology
- Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration
- Bachelor of Arts in Art with a Concentration in Teacher Education
- Bachelor of Arts in French
Program to be Established
- The Mass Communication program will become the Department of Mass Communication.
Colleges to be Merged
- The College of Science and Technology will be merged with the College of Liberal Arts to create the College of Arts and Sciences.