Major Academic Restructuring Approved at North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University in Durham has announced a major restructuring that will include mergers and the elimination of some degree programs. Here are some of the changes:

Bachelor’s degree programs in sociology, public administration, French, and art with a concentration in teacher education will be eliminated. The master’s degree program in sociology will also be phased out. Mathematics and physics will be consolidated into one department as will English and modern foreign languages. The dance program will be restructured and relocated to the department of theatre. A new department of mass communication will be established.

The College of Science and Technology will be merged with the College of Liberal Arts to become the College of Arts and Sciences.

The university estimates that it will produce $1.4 million in “administrative efficiency enhancements” as a result of the restructuring. Chancellor Charlie Nelms, stated, “We believe these changes will strengthen NCCU’s academic programming and offerings and competitively position our students for greater success.”

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  1. Congratulations Chancellor Charlie Nelms,

    I believe that this course of action will allow for greater organizational efficiency as well the capability for better preparing HBCU students for this “new world of work.”

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