Undergraduate Edition 2016-2017

Accreditations and Memberships

Elizabeth City State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the Baccalaureate and master’s level accredits Elizabeth City State University (ECSU). Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4501 for questions about the accreditation of Elizabeth City State University.

The following academic programs are accredited:

  • The Department of Business and Economics is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • The Laboratory School is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • The Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • The Teacher Education Program is approved by the North Carolina State Board of Education and accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teachers (NCATE)
  • The Engineering Technology Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET) Inc.
  • The Music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

The university as a whole or through components of it has current membership in various professional learned organizations. Memberships are held in the following:

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Association of Higher Education American Association of State Colleges and Universities
American Counseling Association American Council on Education
American College of Sports and Medicine American Library Association
American Political Science Association American Psychological Association
American Red Cross American Society of Criminology
Association on Higher Education and Disability American Society for Public Administration
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Association for Institutional Research
Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering
Aviation Accreditation Board International
Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrar and Admissions Officers Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Council of Graduate Schools
Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (CAEP) Council of Historically Black Graduate Schools
Council for Opportunity in Education Council on Social Work Education
Council on Undergraduate Research HBCU Library Alliance
National Association of African American Honors Programs National Academic Advising Association
National Association of Colleges & Employers National Association of Colleges & Employers
National Association of College and University Attorneys
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators National Association of College & University Food Services
National Business Aviation Association National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Collegiate Honors Council Association National Association for Kinesiology for Higher Education
National Association for Sport and Physical Education National Association of Schools of Music
National Council of University Research Administrators North Carolina Association of Colleges & Employers
North American Association of Summer Sessions North Carolina Association of Institutional Research
North Carolina Association of Colleges for Teacher Education North Carolina Association on Higher Education and Disability
North Carolina Association of Summer Sessions North Carolina Conference of Graduate Schools
North Carolina Honors Association North Carolina Library Association
North Carolina Preservation Consortium Archives Second Nature-American College & University President’s Climate Commitment
Southern Association of Libraries Southern Business Administration Association
Southern Regional Honors Association University Aviation Association

Note to Students

The publisher of this catalog has attempted to present information which, at the time of preparation for publication, most accurately describes the course offerings, faculty listings, policies, procedures, regulations and requirements of the university. However, it does not establish contractual relationships. The university reserves the right to make changes in both curricula and relationships without prior notice. Students should consult academic advisors for current information.

Copies of the general catalog are made available to all students registered at the university, high school guidance counselors, and college university libraries. This catalog is also available on ECSU’s Website at: www.ecsu.edu/registrar