Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Academic Program Planning

Academic Program Actions

The following program actions are effective for the academic year indicated. The programs have completed the internal review process. If programs are awaiting external approval it will be indicated.

New Programs

Majors (required Board of Governor approval)

  • PhD Computer Science
Concentrations (required only internal approval)
  • BS Information Science, Information Analytics concentration
  • BA Political Science, Social Studies High School Teaching Licensure concentration
  • BM Music Education K-12 Licensure, Instrumental/General Jazz Music Education concentration
  • BM Performance, Popular Music and Technology concentration
  • BS Hospitality and Tourism Management, Esports Management concentration
  • BFA Studio Art, Animation concentration
  • BSW Social Work, Addiction Studies concentration
  • MA Peace and Conflict Studies, Sustainable Peace and Justice concentration
  • MA Peace and Conflict Studies, Transformative Peace and Conflict concentration
  • MFA Drama, Music Direction for Musical Theatre concentration

Certificates (required only internal approval)
  • PBC Advanced Practice Foundations
  • PBC Athlete Well-Being
  • PBC Climate Justice
  • PBC Environmental Humanities
  • PBC Student Affairs in Higher Education
  • PMC Instructional Coaching


Discontinued Programs
  • BA Political Science, Secondary Education (pending SACSCOC approval)
  • BA Mathematics, High School Teaching Licensure concentration
  • BA Psychology, Secondary Education
  • BA Sociology, Secondary Education
  • MSN Nursing, Nursing Education concentration (pending SACSCOC approval)
  • PBC Advanced Nursing Education (pending SACSCOC approval)

New Programs

Concentrations (required only internal approval)

  • BA Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies, General Psychology concentration
  • BA Mathematics, Health Informatics concentration
  • MA Mathematics, Mathematical Foundations of Data Science concentration
  • MA Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics concentration
  • MS Information Technology and Management, Enterprise Resource Planning concentration
  • MS Nanoscience, Professional Master's in Business concentration

Certificates (required only internal approval)
  • PBC Music Technology
  • PBC Global Leadership and Strategy
  • PBC Retail Merchandising Management
  • PBC Retail Consumer Data Analytics
  • PBC Conservation
  • PBC Dance
  • PBC Nanoscience
  • PBC Advanced Materials
  • PBC Analytical Instrumentation
  • PBC Synthetic Biology
  • PBC Medical Science
  • PBC Instructional Design
  • PBC eLearning


Discontinued Programs
  • EdS Educational Leadership
  • MA Peace and Conflict Studies, Conflict Management concentration
  • MA Peace and Conflict Studies, International Peace Development concentration
  • MA Mathematics, Applied Statistics concentration
  • PBC Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • PMC Advanced School Counseling
  • PMC Information Technology

New Programs

Majors (required Board of Governor approval)

  • MS Sustainability and Environment
  • MS Applied Statistics
  • BA Environment and Sustainability (major created along with 2 concentrations)
    • Equity, Development, & Ethics concentration
    • Natural Sciences concentration
  • BS Geography

Concentrations (required only internal approval)
  • BA Mathematics, General Mathematics concentration
  • BFA Drama, Musical Theatre concentration
  • BM Performance, Keyboard concentration
  • BS Marketing, Professional Selling concentration
  • BS Marketing, Social Media Marketing concentration
  • BS Marketing, Strategic Marketing concentration
  • MA Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics concentration
  • MAT, Special Education concentration
  • MBA, Cyber Security concentration
  • MBA, International Business concentration
  • MS Accounting, Tax concentration
  • MS Accounting, Financial Reporting and Assurance concentration
  • PhD Nanoscience, Synthetic Biology concentration
  • PhD Nanoscience, Materials Science and Nanomaterials concentration

Certificates (required only internal approval)
  • PBC Quantitative Business Economics
  • PBC Economics of Health Analytics
  • PBC Taxation
  • PBC Enterprise Resource Planning
  • PBC Mental Health in Children and Adolescents


Discontinued Programs
  • EdS Counseling
  • BA Special Programs in Liberal Studies, Environmental Studies concentration
  • BA Special Programs in Liberal Studies, Environmental and Sustainability Studies concentration
  • BA Special Programs in Liberal Studies, Sustainability concentration
  • BA Special Programs in Liberal Studies, Student-Designed Interdisciplinary concentration
  • MA Applied Economics, Policy Analysis concentration
  • MA Peace and Conflict Studies, Joint Civil-Military Interaction concentration
  • PBC African American Studies

New Programs

Majors (required Board of Governor approval)

  • BS Information Studies (includes the following concentrations)
    • Organizational and Community Informatics
    • Information Technology Training and Development
    • Geographic Information Systems
    • Information Security
  • MS Informatics & Analytics
  • PhD Business Administration
  • PhD Social Work (joint with NC A&T SU)

Concentrations (required only internal approval)
  • BA Arts Administration, Art Museum Studies concentration
  • BS Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, Business Analytics concentration
  • BS Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, Cyber Security concentration
  • MA Applied Geography, Sustainability concentration
  • MA Mathematics, Doctoral Track concentration
  • MS Kinesiology, Applied Sports Psychology concentration
  • MS Nanoscience, Instrumentation concentration

Certificates (required only internal approval)
  • PBC Health and Wellness Coaching
  • PBC Music Performance Study
  • PBC Sustainability
  • PBC Workplace Wellness


Discontinued Programs
  • BA Classical Studies, Latin Secondary Licensure concentration
  • BS Biology, Comprehensive Science (High School Teaching Licensure) concentration
  • BS Chemistry, Comprehensive Science (High School Teaching Licensure) concentration
  • BS Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies, Global Apparel and Related Industries concentration
  • BS Special Programs in Liberal Studies
  • PBC Security and Governance
  • PMC School Administration – Specialized Education Focus

New Programs

Majors (required Board of Governor approval)

  • BS Integrated Professional Studies
  • MS International Business
Concentrations (required only internal approval)
  • BA Religious Studies, Nonprofit Management concentration
  • BS Computer Science, Data Science and Big Data concentration
  • MA Peace and Conflict Studies, Joint Civil-Military Interaction concentration
  • MS Computer Science, Data Science and Big Data concentration
  • MS Information Technology and Management, Cyber Security concentration
  • MS Information Technology and Management, Information Technology Development concentration
  • MS Information Technology and Management, Information Technology Management concentration
  • MS Information Technology and Management, Supply Chain Management concentration
  • DNP Doctor of Nursing Practice, Post Master’s DNP concentration

Certificates (required only internal approval)
  • PBC Design and Making in Education
  • PBC Information Technology Management


Discontinued Programs
  • MA Peace and Conflict Studies, Education concentration
  • MFA Drama, Film and Video Production concentration
  • DNP Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nurse Anesthesia – Post Master’s concentration
  • DNP Doctor of Nursing Practice, Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner – Post Master’s concentration
  • DNP Doctor of Nursing Practice, Executive Leadership – Post Master’s concentration
  • PBC Animal Assisted Therapy
  • PBC Geriatric Recreational Therapy