Historically Black University Seeks to Add Unique Doctoral Program

North Carolina A&T State University, the historically black educational institution in Greensboro, has asked the state board of governors to approve a doctoral degree program in computational science and engineering. The field is concerned with modeling and simulation and has practical applications in industry such as in automobile and aircraft manufacturing.

At the present time, only nine universities in the country offer doctoral degree programs in the field and none are in the state of North Carolina. The university currently has a master’s degree program in the field. The program has produced 17 master’s degree recipients since 2005. All are currently employed.

In 2008, the latest year for which data is available, North Carolina A&T awarded 11 doctoral degrees.