105 Foust Building • 336-334-5241 • aas.uncg.edu

John Kiss, Dean
Charles C. Bolton, Associate Dean
Dayna Touron, Associate Dean
Stanley Faeth, Associate Dean for Research

Welcome to The College of Arts & Sciences at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. We are the largest of the university’s seven academic units, with 20 departments and seven interdepartmental programs that encompass the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. Through this diversity of offerings, the College provides an education that will give you the skills and knowledge needed for success in the complex and changing world you will face after graduation.

No matter where your career takes you, it will be important to remain flexible and confident of your ability to succeed throughout your working life. Employers are interested in people with flexible skills and a wide-ranging, multidisciplinary perspective. This is just what the College of Arts & Sciences has designed its curriculum to provide. The 21st century world may be full of unexpected challenges, but your experience here will prepare you to embrace those challenges as well as the opportunities they bring with them.

There are a number of ways in which faculty and staff guide your intellectual development so that you can succeed in your studies and prepare for the wide variety of career paths that will be open to you. We emphasize, for example, strong writing and speaking skills, critical thinking, international understanding, research and other “hands-on” experience. As you gain deeper knowledge in your major, you’ll be encouraged to also explore electives across a variety of subjects. Therefore, becoming conversant in more than one field is another important benefit of your time in the College.

Across all of the College’s academic programs, our renowned faculty members share a deep commitment to advancing discovery and learning; they bring that commitment both to classroom settings and to hands-on experiences such as research and internships. Your professors will be accomplished researchers, scholars, and artists, many with national and international reputations. At the same time, they are enthusiastic and dedicated teachers. Whatever the setting, their teaching and mentoring is informed and enlivened by their personal involvement in discovering new knowledge, exploring new artistic forms, or applying the results of research in new contexts.

I invite you to explore the College and what a learning experience here might mean for you. Each of our departments and programs has its own web site. You’ll find that by maintaining strong programs of research and scholarship, the College faculty work to advance our understanding of fundamental problems facing society today. You, too, will be able to use the knowledge and skills you learn here to succeed in the paths you take after graduation, enriching your own life while contributing to society.

John Z. Kiss, Ph.D.

Mission statement
The College of Arts and Sciences promotes discovery and learning by students and faculty in the sciences, the humanities, and the arts. Firmly grounded in a tradition of rigorous disciplinary inquiry, the College also recognizes the value of connections made across disciplinary boundaries and so supports and encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative scholarship and teaching. The College is dedicated to the liberal arts mission of higher education, which is to develop the knowledge and understanding needed by citizens of a free and just society. The College faculty are committed to offering courses and programs that prepare students to meet the challenges they will face throughout their lives by emphasizing skills of reasoning, writing, speaking, and independent thinking.

Departments and Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences

220 Music Building • 336-334-5789 • vpa.uncg.edu

Peter Alexander, Dean
Lawrence Jenkens, Associate Dean

The College consists of four Schools: Music, Theatre, Dance and Art. Within these Schools, we offer nationally accredited programs and an impressive variety of degrees and certificates at the Bachelors through the doctoral level.

With around 1500 students, excellent facilities and an internationally recognized faculty of well over 100 members, the College of Visual and Performing Arts is a vibrant community of artists that produces more than 350 performances, exhibits, lectures and other events. The College is engaged with its community and committed to student success. As the largest and most comprehensive school of the visual and performing arts in North Carolina and one of the largest in the southeast and the nation, it has the capacity to provide experiences that other institutions cannot. We have a strong record of helping students develop their craft and the necessary knowledge to succeed in the highly competitive world of the arts. Because we are part of a large research university, a full range of interdisciplinary and collaborative opportunities are close at hand.

Mission statement
In accordance with the mission of the University, The College of Visual and Performing Arts seeks to enable students to understand and embrace the artistic expression of all cultures, empowering them to enrich the human experience for themselves and others. Acknowledging the enduring traditions of excellence in each discipline, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, strives to:

  • Teach the imaginative, critical, aesthetic, and technical skills essential to the creative process, scholarly inquiry, and professional engagement in the continually evolving fields of the visual and performing arts.
  • Promote discovery and foster inclusive learning that enriches the understanding of human diversity and global issues as they relate to the visual and performing arts.
  • Provide our undergraduate students with comprehensive curricula appropriate to the various degree programs offered by the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
  • Equip our graduate students to become specialists and leaders in their fields through advanced study and training.
  • Present public performances, shows, and events, and provide artistic resources, education and outreach to the local, regional, national and international communities that enriches student learning, promotes faculty scholarship and creative activities, which enrich the lives of all citizens while showcasing the College and University.


  • CAEP – Council for the Accreditation of Educational Professionals
  • NASD – National Association for Schools of Dance
  • NASM – National Association for Schools of Music
  • NAST – National Association for Schools of Theatre

Schools in the College of Visual and Performing Arts

VPA – College of Visual and Performing Arts Graduate Classes

VPA 555 The Alexander Technique for Performers
An active and scholarly exploration of the Alexander Technique to unlock creativity, discover freedom and ease in performance, reduce stress and tension throughout the body, and prevent performance-related injuries.
Junior, senior, or graduate standing

VPA 589 Experimental Course
This number reserved for experimental courses. Refer to the Course Schedule for current offerings.

VPA 638 Exploring Performing Arts Cultures
Music study trips. Offered only in conjunction with a specific trip.
To be determined by needs of specific trip

VPA 711 Experimental Course
This number reserved for experimental courses. Refer to the Course Schedule for current offerings.

516 Stirling Street • 336-334-5338 • bryan.uncg.edu

The Bryan School is preparing you to be a new kind of leader, the exceptional problem solver that our organizations and businesses need. We want to make sure that as you expand your leadership ability, you take advantage of everything the Bryan School has developed to support and engage you too take you to the next level of success and impact. Our graduate programs have been carefully crafted to offer you a combination of cutting-edge theory and practice that will enable you to make an immediate and lasting impact where you work, live and lead.

Departments and Programs

Mission statement
In the Bryan School of Business & Economics, we create and disseminate knowledge about the theory and practice of business. In addition to our courses and research, we accomplish this through hands-on projects, global experiences, and outreach to the community. Our work produces principled leaders and exceptional problem solvers who have a global perspective, an innovative mindset, a broad understanding of sustainability, and a commitment to improve the organizations in which they work and the communities in which they live.

The Bryan School is one of only 183 business schools in the world that is accredited in both business and accounting by AACSB, the premier accrediting body for business schools in the world.

Master’s Programs

  • The UNCG MBA
  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Science in Information Technology and Management
  • Master of Science in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies
  • Master of Arts in Applied Economics
  • Bryan Prelude™

Post-graduate Certificates

  • Post-Baccalaureate in Business Foundations
  • Post-Baccalaureate in Global Apparel Supply Chain Management
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Business Analytics
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information Assurance, Security and Privacy
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information Technology
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management
  • Post-Master’s Certificate in Information Technology

PhD Programs

  • PhD in Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies
  • PhD in Economics
  • PhD in Information Systems
324 School of Education Building • 336-334-5000 • soe.uncg.edu

Randy Penfield, Dean
Jewell Cooper, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services
Troy Sadler, Associate Dean of Research

The SOE offers over 20 different degree programs, many of which include a range of specialty concentrations to allow our students to focus on topics most relevant to their interests and professional goals. Degree programs include 5 undergraduate programs and 15 graduate programs spanning Master, Specialist, and Doctoral degrees. The 20 degree programs are complemented by numerous non-degree certificate and add-on licensure programs.
The SOE has a student body of approximately 1,500 students that is among the most diverse in the UNC system. Approximately 75% of our students are enrolled in graduate programs and 25% are enrolled in undergraduate programs.

The faculty of the SOE includes nearly 100 full-time professors who are highly accomplished scholars, teachers, and partners with community organizations and schools.

The Departments in the School of Education are as follows:

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System, for a period of six years, from 2015-21.

UNCG will seek accreditation under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards in 2021. Formed in 2013, CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation, and administers NCATE accreditation.

401 Coleman Building • 336.334.5744 • www.uncg.edu/hhs

Celia Hooper, Dean
Kathleen Williams, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Undergraduate Programs
David Demo, Associate Dean for Academic Graduate Programs

We are a group of faculty, staff, and students who value outstanding teaching, research, community engagement and service. Our dedicated and experienced faculty engage undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in a love of learning, the creation of new knowledge, a spirit of entrepreneurship, and a commitment to our vision of making the world better, safer, healthier, and more humane and just.

Mission statement
The School of HHS, through teaching, scholarship, community engagement and service, prepares new generations of professionals, leaders, scholars, and entrepreneurs to enhance the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities.

Departments and Programs

School of Health and Human Sciences Graduate Courses

HHS 589 Experimental Course
This number reserved for experimental courses. Refer to the Course Schedule for current offerings.

HHS 625 Research Methods in the Health and Human Sciences (3:3)
Research methods and designs for the study of families and individuals across the lifespan. Focus is on application of methods to research in the health and human sciences.

HHS 630 Survey Design: Health and Human Sciences (3:3)
Survey design and implementation applied to problems in health and human sciences. Topics: maximizing response rates; selecting/writing/evaluating questions for different populations; reliability; validity; layout; modes of survey administration.

HHS 650 Applied Multiple Regression (4:3:3)
Applied instruction on the theoretical underpinnings and assumptions of multiple regression analysis and the valid implementation of this statistical model in testing of meaningful and nuanced research questions and hypotheses.
ERM 680, STA 571, PSY 609, or permission of instructor

HHS 702 Professional Grant Writing for Community Organizations (3:3)
Theoretical and applied avenues to learning Professional Grant Writing for Health and Human Service Organizations in the Community.
Enrolled graduate students in the School of HHS, or Permission of Instructor
Cross listed with HEA 702.

HHS 703 Teaching Undergraduates in Health and Human Sciences (3:2:3)
Analysis and application of innovative approaches to undergraduate course design, teaching, and evaluation in Health and Human Sciences.

HHS 706 Online Pedagogy in Kinesiology and Related Professions (3:2:3)
Online course design in Kinesiology and related professions using evidence-based best practices. Creation of online course and its modules using a collaborative, learner-centered approach to online instruction.

HHS 711 Experimental Course
This number reserved for experimental courses. Refer to the Course Schedule for current offerings.

HHS 750 Professional Development Seminar (3:3)
Preparation for academic careers, including expectations for promotion and tenure; effective writing techniques for publishing in academic journals; and planning for the academic job market, job applications, and campus interviews.

HHS 776 Higher Education Administration and Leadership in Health and Human Sciences (3:2:3)
Addresses the major areas of responsibilities of a variety of academic administrative roles within a university, from program director and department chair/head to provost, from the base of HHS.
Students must have an administrative mentor who agrees to participate in the practicum section of this course
Grade: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, S/U

2907 East Lee Street, Greensboro, NC 27401 • 336-285-2800• jsnn.ncat.uncg.edu/

James Ryan, Dean
Daniel Herr, Chair
Hemali Rathnayake, Director of Graduate Study

The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) is a collaboration of North Carolina A&T State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. JSNN’s research and educational programs focus on the emerging areas of nanoscience and nanoengineering. The strengths of the two universities in the basic sciences and in engineering make them ideal partners for this new, interdisciplinary school. JSNN faculty and students will be able to access laboratories and classrooms at NC A&T, UNCG as well as the leading edge JSNN faculty at the Gateway University Research Park.

Nanotechnology is often referred to as convergent technology because it utilizes knowledge from a diverse array of disciplines including biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and technology. Nanotechnology is rapidly becoming a large part of the world’s economy, generating an array of materials, technologies, and new products. JSNN’s Professional Master of Science in nanoscience and PhD in nanoscience degree programs have been developed to meet the need for trained professionals in the emerging high technology industries using nanotechnology.

JSNN has six research focus areas—nanobioscience, nanometrology, nanomaterials (with special emphasis on nanocomposite materials), nanobioelectronics, nanoenergy, and computational nanotechnology. These technical areas will afford numerous opportunities for collaboration with industrial partners.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Nanoscience Department in the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering is to prepare students from a variety of backgrounds to conduct interdisciplinary fundamental, applied, and translational Nanoscience research, and support a collaborative research environment that leverages transdisciplinary research platforms.

Graduate Program

112 Moore Building • 336-334-5016 • nursing.uncg.edu

Robin E. Remsburg, Dean
Lynne P. Lewallen, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Debra Wallace, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Innovation
Heidi V. Krowchuk, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Director of Graduate Study for Masters Programs
Robin Bartlett, Director of Graduate Study for the PhD Program
Susan Denman, Director of Graduate Study for the DNP Program

The School of Nursing offers the Master of Science in Nursing degree program which is designed to prepare persons for leadership roles in nursing education and administration. The School of Nursing also offers two Doctoral degrees—the Doctor of Nursing Practice and the Doctor of Philosophy. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is designed to prepare advanced practice clinicians and executive nurse leaders. The Doctor of Philosophy program prepares nurse scientists for roles in academia and industry. Admission by The Graduate School does not guarantee admission to a specific concentration.

The School of Nursing master’s and DNP programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120, (202) 887-6791. The School of Nursing affiliates with the Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia to offer the anesthesia concentration. This affiliated school is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 South Prospect Avenue, Suite 304, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4010, (847) 692-7050.

Graduate Programs

915 Northridge Street • 336-315-7044 • mals.uncg.edu

Kathleen Forbes, Program Director

The Master of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences encourages innovative graduate studies across traditional disciplinary boundaries. It seeks to establish an intellectual community whose members, both students and faculty, are eager to employ the arts and sciences in ways that will enrich their understanding of themselves and of the world surrounding them. Interdisciplinary seminars, course work, and symposia are intended to nurture this intellectual community. The MA in Applied Arts and Sciences and the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate can serve to enhance career opportunities as well as provide personal enrichment. More information is available at The Graduate School or UNCG Online: The Division of Online Learning.

Graduate Programs