College of Health and Sciences

Welcome to the College of Health and Sciences

In the College of Health and Sciences (CHS), we help our students unleash their potential and prepare them to become the next generation of health care and scientific leaders!

College of Health and Sciences Departments

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

The Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences prepares students to be competitive in the global biomedical science field. We are committed to providing intensive instruction and training in the life sciences and prepare our students for a variety of careers in education, government, private industry, and the health professions. 

Communication Disorder

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders prepares students to provide preventative, diagnostic, and rehabilitative services to persons exhibiting speech, language and swallowing disorders. Our accredited graduate program features a curriculum that integrates research, evidence-based clinical experiences, and a focus on serving diverse populations. Students benefit from faculty who are teaching courses and supervising in their primary areas of research and clinical interests. 

Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Sciences provides students with an educational environment that will stimulate their intellectual curiosities, enhance and develop academic and professional skills in chemistry and chemistry-related disciplines, promote self-assurance and discipline, and instill a dedication to the advancement of science and scientific knowledge for the benefit of all peoples. 

Environmental, Earth, and Geospatial Sciences

The Department of Environmental, Earth, and Geospatial Sciences teaches students the analytical and methodological skills necessary to understand the earth's environment and man’s impact on the environment. 

Human Sciences

Seek to understand the lifestyle patterns and needs of humans as individuals and within family groups while learning about child development, consumer economics, nutrition, textiles, and other topics.

Kinesiology and Recreation Administration

Prepare to lead in leisure and recreation services in areas such as athletic administration, physical education, recreation therapy, fitness and wellness, and sports management.

Mathematics and Physics

The Department of Mathematics and Physics conducts active research in a broad range of areas, from algebra, analysis, geometry, statistics, and topology, to mathematical biology, mathematical finance, numerical analysis, and scientific computing, to condensed matter physics, nanomaterials, and nuclear and particle physics.

Nursing

Learn how to compassionately serve the healthcare needs of people in need while training in a state-of-the-art training hospital setting.

Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences engages in interdisciplinary teaching and research that provides relevant real-world expertise. We prepare our students to become skilled scientists who excel intellectually and professionally in a global environment, with many pursuing careers in science and management or graduate school.

Public Health Education

The Department of Public Health Education supports health promotion and disease prevention in global communities through student engagement, cutting-edge health disparities research and collaborative community partnerships.

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Undergraduate Programs

College of Health and Sciences has 10 undergraduate degree programs, including Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Environmental and Geographic Science, Human Sciences, Kinesiology and Recreation Administration, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physics, Nursing, and Public Health Education.

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Graduate Programs

College of Health and Sciences offers 8 graduate programs, including Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communications Disorders; Environmental, Earth, and Geospatial Sciences; Human Sciences; Kinesiology and Recreation Administration; Mathematics and Physics; and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

NCCU student working in the Fab Lab.

Fab Lab

NC Central is joining the Maker Movement! In collaboration with the Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), we have opened a Fabrication Laboratory, or Fab Lab. The NC Central Fab Lab is part of a worldwide network of laboratories, ensuring our students have access to real opportunities to produce!

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CREST

The Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) establish an infrastructure and level of student participation suitable to justify (both in student quality and quantity) the future establishment of PhD programs, thus expanding the University's ability to increase minority representation in the sciences.