north carolina central university College of Arts and Sciences: Art / Biology / Chemistry / Environmental, Earth and Geospatial Sciences / History / Language and Literature / Mass Communication / Mathematics & Physics / Music / Theater / Pharmaceutical Science / Military Science and Aerospace Science / School of Business: Accounting / Computer Information Systems / Finance / Hospitality and Tourism / Management / Marketing / Department of Nursing: ABSN (Accelerated) / RN-BSN / Traditional BSN / School of Education: Elementary Education / Middle Grades Education / Secondary Education (with Computer Science Licensure) / College of Behavioral and Social Sciences: Social Work / Psychology / Political Science / Human Sciences / Criminal Justice / Public administration
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Our 2020 Strategic Goals
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Welcome to North Carolina Central University Founded in 1910 by Dr. James E. Shepard, NCCU was America’s first public liberal arts college for the education of African-Americans. Now, more than 100 years later, NCCU continues to be a leading institution for higher learning in the southeastern United States. The university boasts more than 8,500 students who are part of six signature undergraduate and graduate programs. Our nearly 30,000 alumni live and work around the world. They lead Fortune 500 corporations, serve nonprofit organizations, research cures to diseases and create award-winning works of art. NCCU is in Durham, N.C., the City of Medicine, a thriving entrepreneurial community that is continually ranked on “best of ” lists for business, economy and lifestyle. NCCU is only miles away from the Research Triangle Park, an international hub for the world’s leading information technology, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical companies. At North Carolina Central University, we offer students a high-quality education and equip them to excel inside and outside the classroom. u Student Success v Public Service w Community Engagement x Internal Communications y Intellectual Climate
Educating Future Leaders At North Carolina Central University, we offer a com-
A robust distance education program provides seven undergrad-
learning environment that gives students an education and
videoconferencing, the internet and off-campus locations.
degree that is both accepted and marketable in today’s glob-
uate and graduate degree programs that are delivered through
al economy. We offer bachelor’s degrees in nearly 100 fields
Our more than 600 faculty members are experts in their
including the juris doctorate and joint degrees in business
their respective areas of instruction. The work of our diverse
of study and graduate degrees in more than 40 disciplines, administration and library sciences. A Ph.D. program in integrated biosciences offers two tracks: biomedical sciences and pharmaceutical sciences.
disciplines; 60 percent hold a doctoral degree or equivalent in
faculty is published in key academic and scientific journals, and
their research generates an average of $20 million annually in grants and awards for the university.
Our Academic Advantage NCCU’s six signature programs include liberal arts, education, law, business, biosciences and nursing. NCCU’s academic core consists of the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, School of Library and Information Sciences, and School of Law. NCCU is at the forefront of creating curriculum, generating opportunities and helping students excel in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.
College of Arts and Sciences: Art / Biology / Chemistry / Environmental, Earth and Geospatial Sciences / History / Language and Literature / Mass Communication / Mathematics & Physics / Music / Theater / Pharmaceutical Science / Military Science and Aerospace Science / School of Business: Accounting / Computer Information Systems / Finance / Hospitality and Tourism / Management / Marketing / Department of Nursing: ABSN (Accelerated) / RN-BSN / Traditional BSN / School of Education: Elementary Education / Middle Grades Education / Secondary Education (with Computer Science Licensure) / College of Behavioral and Social Sciences: Social Work / Psychology / Political Science / Human Sciences / Criminal Justice / Public Health Education / Physical Education and Recreation
College of Arts and Sciences The College of Arts and Science (CAS) is composed of 12 departments, including a
new Department of Mass Communication and Department of Mathematics & Phys-
ics. CAS provides rich theoretical knowledge and relevant practical skills to help stu-
dents excel intellectually and professionally. The Collegeâ€™s diverse scholar-teachers and students are dedicated to the discovery, dissemination and advancement of knowledge.
school of business NCCUâ€™s fully accredited School of Business trains students to become specialists in major fields of busi-
ness administration and management. Through its six undergraduate degree
programs and additional offerings, the school prepares students for suc-
cess and global leadership in the 21st century.
biosciences NCCU is home to two stellar biotechnology research institutes â€” the
Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE) and the Julius L. Chambers Biomedi-
cal / Biotechnology Research Institute
(BBRI). BRITE was developed to
create a pool of highly trained students fully prepared for biotech jobs upon graduation. BBRI is an innovative
research and training institute dedicated to unearthing the mechanisms of disease and using that knowledge to develop cures.
university college First-and second-year students are
members of University College, a community designed to encourage and support student progress. It creates a learning environment that
fosters academic achievement, civic
and community responsibility, school pride and life-long learning.
E a g le
P r i d e
Amplified! NCCU and its signature and community engagement pro-
National finalist for
from the C orporat i on for National and Publ i c Servi ce
grams receive outstanding recognition of achievement:
B e st L aw S chools
one of the top
p u bl i c schools
Recognition as a “ C ommun i tyengaged University”
U . S. Ne ws & Wo rld Re p o rt
— Carnegie Foundation
Distinguished Alumni Who Began Their Journeys at NCCU: norman b. anderson
First African-American Chief Executive Officer of the American Psychological Association (APA)
william barber II
President of the North Carolina Conference of the NAACP ernie barnes
R&B singer and songwriter
Painter, professional football player, actor and author
john h. baker jr., defensive
barry c. black
lineman in the National Football League (1958 - 1968) and sheriff of Wake County, N.C. (1978 -2002)
62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate herman
Director of State Relations, State University of New York (SUNY)
High school football coach whose story inspired the hit movie Remember the Titans
U.S. Representative for North Carolina’s 1st Congressional District
Harlem Globetrotters basketball player for 18 years
julius l. chambers
maynard jackson, first
Chancellor of NCCU (1993-2001) and civil rights attorney
African-American mayor of Atlanta sam jones, pro basketball player
dalia davies flanagan
with the Boston Celtics (1957–1969)
Television Producer, post story producer at Magilla Entertainment
mattie r. sharpless
willie e. gary
Attorney, opened the first black law firm in Martin County, Florida
U.S. ambassador to the Central African Republic (2003-2006) andré leon talley
Editor-at-large for Vogue magazine
d i v i s i o n i at h l e t i c s
g r e e k o r g a n i z at i o n s
d e pa r t m e n t o f t h e at r e
Student Life and Student Support Services
life as an active eagle NCCU offers a vibrant, full university
experience. Students can participate in more than 100 student-run organizations – from National Pan-Hellenic sororities and fraternities to political and social action
groups. Other university activities include
the esteemed NCCU Honda Campus All-
Stars Challenge and Model UN teams. There is no lack of creative outlets at
NCCU, including the award-winning NCCU Jazz Ensemble, Campus Echo newspaper, WNCU, the campus NPR and jazz radio station and NCCU Theatre Department productions.
eagle pride runs deep, and we cheer for our more than 310 student-
athletes as they play on our 14 men’s and women’s sports teams. They
compete in NCAA Division I as members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). From football, basketball and baseball to track and field, golf and tennis, Eagle fans are passionate about their teams.
nccu offers the following
Undergraduate Degrees: College of Arts and Sciences Art
Chemistry English History Jazz
Mathematics & Physics Music
department of nursing
school of business
College of behavioral and social sciences
Business Adminstration Computer Information Systems Hospitality and Tourism Management
Athletic Training Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Ed B-K Licensure Family and Consumer Sciences
Public Health Education Physical Education and Recreation Political Science Psychology
Recreation Administration Social Work
school of education Elementary Education (K-6) Middle Grades Education (6-9)
N C C U C e n t e nn i a l s c h o l a r s a n d t h e a nn i e d a y s h e p a r d s c h o l a r s p r o g r a m support targeted students in becoming engaged, confident and connected leaders. The programs focus on retention, mentorship, self-esteem, leadership, community involvement and cultural enlightenment.
Chancellorâ€™s Cycle of Success Scholarships
All first-year students are considered for the following scholarships when
they apply. The earlier you apply for admissions, the better your chances are for a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded until the funds are depleted.
Soaring Eagle Scholarship Incoming freshmen designated National Achievement, Hispanic or Merit
Semifinalists by the National Merit Corporation and having a 1650 on the SAT, or incoming freshmen who have at least a 3.50 high school GPA and scores of
1900 on the SAT (or 29 on the ACT) receive the following over four years: tuition and fees, room, board, books, a $500 stipend per semester, internships and
a laptop. Students must take the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) in the junior year of high school to compete in the National Merit programs. Rising Eagle Scholarship Incoming freshmen who have scores of 1800 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT and a 3.50 high school GPA will receive the following over four years: tuition and fees, room, board, and if Pell Grant eligible, a $500-per-semester stipend. Eagle In Flight Scholarship Incoming freshmen who have scores of 1650 on the SAT or 23 on the ACT and a 3.00 high school GPA will receive $2,000 a year over four years. Eagle In Flight Scholarship 2 Incoming freshman who meet the above criteria and who major in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or Environmental Science will receive $3,000 a year over four years.
AA/AS/AAS Degree Transfer Scholarship This is a two-year undergraduate scholarship for students who have earned an
AA, AS or AAS degree from a North Carolina Community College. The schol-
arship is based on community college GPA: 2.75-3.099 GPA=$2,000 a year; 3.1-3.599 GPA=$2,500 a year; 3.6-4.00 GPA =$3,000 a year. This scholarship covers four semesters of consecutive enrollment at NCCU.
Financing Your Education
We realize the investment
in your education is sub-
stantial, and NCCU’s Office
of Scholarships and Student Aid is ready to assist you. A
list of scholarships, including the Chancellor’s Cycle of
and information on federal
and state financial aid pro-
grams are available online at www.nccu.edu/ssa.
Admissions web site eagleson resi d ence hall
Apply for Admission
First-year North Carolina residents are required to have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
and 800 SAT score or 17 ACT with writing score. Out-of-state residents are required to
have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA and an 900 SAT score or 19 ACT with writing score.
Admissions mailing list
Interested students are encouraged to review more informatioin and apply for admission online at www.nccu.edu/admissions.
University of North Carolina System Minimum Course Requirements ________________________________________________________________________
application for admissions
£ Four (4) units of college prep English
£ Three (3) units of science (one must be a lab science)
£ Two (2) units of social studies (one must be United States history)
£ Two (2) units of the same foreign language, for example, Spanish I and II £ Four (4) units of math (algebra I, geometry, algebra II and a fourth
math higher than algebra II are required)
The writing component of the SAT and ACT are required. However, only the ACT composite or SAT mathematics and critical reading combined scores are used for an admission decision.
C hi d ley N orth R esi d ence H all
NCCU SENIOR YEAR
SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER
Take and submit the SAT (college board code number for NCCU is 5495) or ACT (NCCU code number 3132) with writing component(s). Submit an Official High School transcript. Complete Admission application online.
Review courses and graduation requirements with guidance counselor
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JANUARY(continued) For guaranteed campus housing, please pay housing administrative fee by May 1
Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA code 002950) by January 1 4
Submit your enrollment confirmation to hold your spot at NCCU
Check with NCCU’s financial aid office for Scholarship information, costs and additional financial aid forms required 6
JUNE – JULY
Graduate High School and attend NCCU’s New Student Orientation program. Submit Official Final High School transcript and Immunization/Medical records to NCCU by July 1
Sign up and pay new student orientation fees 7
ENROLL AT NCCU
For more information contact us at www.nccu.edu/admissions or call 877-667-7533.
Once you experience our sloping hills and verdant green, you will want to make North Carolina Central University your choice! Please contact us at www.nccu.edu/admissions or call 877-667-7533 for more information.
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