Dean: Mark Canada
Associate Dean: Meredith L. Storms
The College of Arts and Sciences is composed of 16 academic departments offering a variety of programs leading to bachelor's degrees, including the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Bachelor of Social Work. Students interested in any of these programs should consult the department descriptions in this section of the catalog.
Master's degrees, including the Master of Public Administration with concentrations in Public Management, Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, and Health Administration; the Master of Social Work; the Master of Science in Nursing; and the Master of Arts in Art Education, English Education, Mathematics Education, Music Education, Science Education, and Social Studies Education, are available through the School of Graduate Studies. Students interested in any of these programs should consult the Graduate Studies section of the catalog.
Health Professions Programs
In addition to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, described in the College of Arts and Sciences section, the Departments of Biology and Chemistry and Physics provide curricula which meet the requirements for admission into most schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, and medical technology. In addition, students wishing to pursue a degree in a variety of other health related professions such as pharmacy, optometry, physical therapy, etc., can obtain some of the required college preparation (generally two years) at UNC Pembroke prior to transfer to the appropriate professional school. In each case, admission to the professional school is competitive, and completion of the prescribed curriculum at UNCP does not guarantee such admission. Because entrance requirements vary with the profession and with individual schools, it is the responsibility of the student to be familiar with the requirements of the specific school to which he or she plans to apply. Advice or assistance can be obtained from the Health Careers Counselor, or from any biology or chemistry faculty member.
Pre-Health Curricula and Degree Programs that Lead to the Health Professions
Pre‑Medical, Pre‑Dental, Pre‑Pharmacy,
Pre‑Medical Research, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Pre‑Medical Technology,
Pre‑Optometry, Pre‑Nursing, Pre‑Public Health,
Pre-Allied Health, Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy
|B.S. Biology, B.S. Chemistry,
B.S. Applied Physics, B.S. Psychology,
B.S. Mathematics, B.S.N. Nursing
Preprofessional Curricula in Medicine
Although a B.S. degree is technically not a prerequisite for these programs, the large majority of students who apply and are accepted do hold an undergraduate degree. It is therefore recommended that students interested in these areas pursue a B.S. degree. The Departments of Biology and Chemistry and Physics offer B.S. programs with biomedical emphasis that enable a student to meet requirements for most professional schools. These programs are detailed in the program descriptions of the Departments of Biology and Chemistry and Physics.