Academic Affairs


Over the past few days much of North Carolina has been impacted by Hurricane Florence.  This has led to severe flooding and wind damage in many areas. However, the campus of Elizabeth City State University was not impacted.  In light of this development, classes will resume on  September 18, 2018.  If you are unable, due to current weather conditions, to return to campus,  please contact Dr. Coray Davis, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at or 252-335-2880.

Elizabeth City State University has been and is an important academic and cultural center for northeast North Carolina and the region. A constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system, ECSU is committed to fulfilling our mission of serving as a valuable resource for building the state's intellectual capital through teaching, research and community outreach.

We are proud of our strong academic programs. ECSU offers 24 baccalaureate degrees and four master's degrees in ten academic departments-Business & Economics; Health & Physical Education; Helen M. Caldwell Department of Education & Psychology; Language, Literature & Communication; Herman G. Cooke Department of Natural Sciences; Mathematics & Computer Science; Pharmacy & Health Professions; Social & Behavioral Sciences; Technology and Visual & Performing Arts. The University has programs that appeal to various interests and fields of study, including the honors programmilitary sciencestudy abroad and Viking Fellows for education majors.

Our students are exposed to exciting research opportunities that extend their learning beyond textbooks and classrooms. Learning is enhanced by innovative instructional and informational technology. Students may also take advantage of specialized academic support programs. Several of our academic and research initiatives such as the Drug Information Center afford students with opportunities for community service.

The University provides an academically rigorous, stimulating learning environment and a faculty committed to the education of each student. Between 1999 and 2016, ECSU repeatedly earned national acclaim in U.S. News and World Report Magazine's ranking of best colleges in the south. For the four consecutive years, Washington Monthly's (2012-2015 college issue) ranked ECSU #1 among baccalaureate colleges.

Academic excellence is at the heart of ECSU. Please explore the information in this section of our website to learn more about our academic and research programs.