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Elizabeth City State University

Degrees Offered

The successful completion of academic units and general institutional requirements qualifies a student to receive one of the baccalaureate degrees offered by Elizabeth City State University. All baccalaureate degree and discipline area programs are defined in terms of major, related area courses, concentrations/specializations, academic concentration, and/or minors. Listed below are the operational definitions for these:

MAJOR — A major consists of a group of prescribed and elective courses providing breadth and depth in an academic discipline, two or more closely related disciplines, or in an interdisciplinary field of study. All majors at ECSU are defined in terms of a specific number of semester hours which may range from 30 to 48 semester hours.

RELATED AREAS — The requirement of a major in one discipline may include supporting courses (related areas) selected from other disciplines. For each major, such courses must be defined in terms of a specific number of semester hours which may range from 6 to 15 semester hours.

CONCENTRATION/SPECIALIZATION — A concentration is a student's option within a major that consists of a group of prescribed courses designed to provide preparation in a specialty within the major discipline or tangential to it. Concentrations are required in some majors. Each concentration must be defined in terms of a specific number of semester hours and this number is a part of the total number of hours required for the major. The number of hours for a concentration may range from 12 to 18.

ACADEMIC CONCENTRATION — An academic concentration is a group of prescribed courses in an academic discipline. It differs from a major principally in requiring fewer courses and providing less depth. It is offered to students majoring in Physical Education and Health, Elementary Education, and Special Education. An Academic Concentration has a specific number of semester hours which range from 24 to 27.

MINOR — A minor consists of a group of prescribed and elective courses in an academic discipline, two or more related disciplines, and interdisciplinary fields of study, or a specially designed individual program. It differs from a major principally in requiring fewer courses and providing less depth. A student may not major and minor in the same field. All minors at ECSU are defined in terms of a specific number of semester hours which may range from 18 to 24 semester hours. The exception is Secondary Education ranging from 24 to 31 semester hours.

Bachelor of Science Degree

Accounting

Graphic Design

Aviation Science

Geology

Biology

Industrial Technology

Business Administration

Mathematics

Chemistry

Computer and Information Sciences

Criminal Justice

Physics

Physical Education

Psychology

Marine Environmental Science

Pharmaceutical Science

Engineering Technology

Sports Management

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Art

Music

Communication Studies

Political Science

English

Sociology

History

 

Bachelor of Social Work

Social Work

Bachelor of Science in Education Degree

Birth–Kindergarten (BK)

Elementary Education (Grades K-6)

Special Education (Grades K-12)

Middle Grades Education (Grades 6-9)

Bachelor of Science Degree with Teacher Licensure

Biology

Mathematics

Physical Education

 

Bachelor of Arts Degree with Teacher Licensure

(Minor in Education K–12)

Art

Music

English

History

Academic Concentration Options

Art

Mathematics

Biology

Music

English

Psychology

General Science

Social Sciences

Spanish