Chowan University

Introduction
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Chowan University is a Christian educational institution founded in 1848 by Baptist families and named Chowan – which means “people of the south” – to honor the Native American Algonquin Chowanook tribe. For over 165 years, Chowan has enjoyed a long and distinguished tradition of faith and education in Northeastern NC.

Our mission is to provide a caring environment characterized by Christian values and intellectual freedom in which students can gain the knowledge, skills, creativity, and ethical values they need to flourish in a rapidly changing, culturally diverse global society.

Chowan University is committed to serving average students. By “average,” we mean students with a GPA from 2.25-3.25 and “average” SAT scores (around 1300 for the three-part SAT). Students below these criteria may be admitted if they show a commitment to the Chowan University experience and academic potential.

Many of our students are first-generation college students, which means their parents did not attend college or complete a college degree. Because of Chowan’s commitment to individual attention in a Christian environment, these students thrive at Chowan University.

The Chowan University community seeks to believe in and to live out the teachings of Jesus Christ. This goal is accomplished through the mentoring, ministry, and teaching of Christian faculty and staff, and mission and service experiences on campus, in the community, in the United States, and around the world.

Our pastoral campus ministry team provides opportunities for students to grow in their faith while also meeting the needs of others. Local, national, and international mission trips, discipleship, residence hall Bible studies, mentoring, and lots of one-on-one attention and prayer give students a transformative education.

All students who seek to complete their degree at Chowan University must enroll in an introductory course about the Bible. Students must also attend a handful of Perspectives events that are offered weekly, which involve holistic presentations and lectures, religious celebrations, theatrical performances, and other Chowan community-related events.

We are not here to indoctrinate anyone, but to show them the Christian way of life as revealed in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Non-Christian students and students from other religious traditions are respected and welcomed here and thrive in this environment.

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Location

Nestled in the small historic town of Murfreesboro in northeastern North Carolina, Chowan University is a short drive to the beaches of both North Carolina and Virginia. Chowan is also within driving distance to many amenities, including shopping, restaurants, amusement parks, and metropolitan areas like Virginia Beach.

The town of Murfreesboro is a small community that rallies around the campus. Chowan has the best of both worlds; Murfreesboro is a small, safe community, yet major urban amenities are only a short drive away.

Chowan University resides on a 450+ acre campus surrounded by wooded areas and several lakes. We are located in the part of North Carolina designated as the "Inner Banks," and our campus reflects the natural beauty of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Murfreesboro experiences all four seasons but is characterized by mild weather. The average high temperature during the school months is 65 degrees (18 Celsius).

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The Value of Values Education

Chowan University is known for having “Faith in your future.” Much more than a tagline, our mission is to provide an education that transforms ordinary students into extraordinary graduates. We do this in good faith, trusting God in the person of Jesus Christ, with optimism for each student’s success. Our faculty come to Chowan to teach, advise, and engage students in the classroom, on the fields and courts of competition, and throughout extra-curricular activities. Faith in action underscores all that we do. It is not enough to teach students how or what to think; we teach students how to live with honor and conscience using their head, heart, and hands.

“Jesus grew in wisdom and maturity and in favor with God and man.” Luke 2:52

Head: We Teach At Chowan, students will take classes in the disciplines of Science, Fine Art, Literature, History, Health, and Religion. But more importantly, they will learn how each discipline relates to the others. Our integrated education produces exceptional thinkers who can make sense of the world in which we live.

"And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others." - 2 Timothy 2:2

Heart: We Advise

The faculty and staff who surround our students walk alongside them and inspire their professional and personal dreams with passion. Faculty advisors mentor students one-on-one and consistently model and encourage right and healthy decision making.

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." - Romans 12:2

Hands: We Engage

Opportunities for service abound to members of the Chowan community. Students join faculty and staff to translate what is taught and what is learned into what is done. From clothing the needy in our community to loving orphans with HIV/AIDS in South Africa, we take seriously our mission to provide Light and Truth in the name of Christ Jesus.

"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." - Matthew 25:40

We provide a liberal arts education that challenges the whole student. The transformed lives of our students give value to what we do at Chowan University.

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Bachelor of Science in African-American History and Culture

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Murfreesboro

This Degree examines the various factors and complexities of Africa and its place in world history along with other national and cultural histories. [+]

Bachelor of Science in African-American History and Culture This Degree examines the various factors and complexities of not only the African-American experience but its context in world history. Students will investigate the African-American experience in North America from the Colonial Period to the present. The origins of black community life and black resistance under slavery through the African-American experience during the “Jim Crow” era and evolution of black leadership, through the struggle of the Civil Rights up to the present day. There is also coursework which offers an even more detailed look into these eras. Students will also examine various other national and cultural histories to gain perspective of minority groups and other people too often ignored in traditional surveys. Topics ranging from interactions to historical impact will be discussed giving students a broader understanding of the nation’s development. There is additional coursework which explores the African-American art with a focus on Literature. Lastly, students will review the history of Africa, from the beginning of humankind to the present, with emphasis on the period from 1400 to the present. Recognition of the early African empires and pre-colonial society will be highlighted as well as the slave trade, colonization, resistance, nationalism, and independence. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Murfreesboro

The majors are provided with a solid foundation in the biological and physical sciences with a strong appreciation of research, the nature of living organisms, mechanisms of life functions, and the interactions of organisms with each other and their environment. [+]

Bachelor of Science in Biology The majors are provided with a solid foundation in the biological and physical sciences with a strong appreciation of research, the nature of living organisms, mechanisms of life functions, and the interactions of organisms with each other and their environment. Focused concentrations offer options to specialize for immediate employment or prepare for graduate school. Biology majors can earn a degree in the following areas: Allied Health. If you are interested in working in the health care industry, Chowan’s Allied Health Track can lead you on your way to an exciting career in: Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Nursing, Optometry, Physician’s Assistant, and more! With the addition of Anatomy and Physiology laboratory computers, new microscopes, guest lecturers, microbiology lab, and biotech training equipment, our Allied Health Track can prepare you for graduate studies at a number of great medical schools. You can also head straight into the health care workforce, conducting research and doing clinical or laboratory work in the health sciences. Chiropractic. Chowan University has a dual degree program agreement with the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. The purpose of the agreement is to foster a spirit of cooperation between these two educational institutions. This track will propel the student into a streamlined Doctorate Degree in Palmer College’s Chiropractic program. After the completion of three years at Chowan University, qualified students are admitted to Palmer College. Upon completion of the first year at Palmer the student will be granted their Bachelor of Science Degree from Chowan. Upon completion at Palmer the student will be granted a Doctorate Degree in Chiropractic Medicine from Palmer College. Environmental Biology. The Environmental Biology Track is designed for students with environmental or conservation interests. Our students receive broad-based training in plant and animal identification, natural history, population ecology, geology, conservation, and policy issues that affect natural resources. Course offerings let students to pursue interests in a diversity of fields, which include: Ecology Botany Environmental Science Wetlands Biology Limnology Marine Biology Animal Behavior Invertebrate Biology Vertebrate Natural History Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Coursework is linked with laboratory and field research including Chowan’s Greenhouse, summer field courses, and off-campus field trips. Located in the coastal plain of northeastern North Carolina, our rural setting makes Chowan University an ideal place for environmental study. Pristine bottomland hardwood forests, cypress swamps and blackwater rivers are minutes away from Chowan. Outfitted with GIS maps, GPS receivers and other field equipment, including the Department’s boat, students take their lab training outdoors applying classroom lectures to experiential learning. Nearby federal and state lands, provide our students with opportunities to study in a variety of marine, freshwater, and terrestrial habitats. These public lands include: Meherrin River Field Site Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Cape Hatteras National Seashore North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve System Merchants Mill Pond State Park [-]

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Murfreesboro

At Chowan University, we integrate strategies in sociology and criminal investigation certification into the Criminal Justice curriculum to prepare all our students for captivating careers in a variety of criminal justice professions. [+]

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice At Chowan University, we integrate strategies in sociology and criminal investigation certification into the Criminal Justice curriculum to prepare all our students for captivating careers in a variety of criminal justice professions. By combining dynamic courses – like Corporate and White Collar Crime, Arson Investigation, Criminal Evidence, Juvenile Delinquency, and Police-Community Relations – with real world work experience through internships at all levels of local, state, and federal agencies, students master the skills necessary for success in their field. Students also connect classroom knowledge with real world experience through membership in organizations specifically designed for students pursuing the Criminal Justice degree. The Chowan University chapter of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society and the Criminal Justice Club offers students additional educational, service, and fellowship opportunities. Criminal Justice majors can earn a degree in the following areas: Law Enforcement. This track, offered in both a BS and BA, will track the development of law enforcement from the earliest recorded periods of law enforcement history to the present day. It will explain the organizational structure and jurisdictions of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, and will examine the roles of the law enforcement personnel. Additionally, students will study the numerous and complex interrelationship between the community and the police. Students will also gain a developed sense of theory and practical criminal investigation along with constitutional law. Corrections. This track, offered in both a BS and BA, will give students an understanding of the history of both law enforcement and the implementation of punishment up to modern times. The degree track investigates the juvenile justice process and cases of delinquency. A focal point will be placed on the study of the various alternative corrections programs, agencies, and theories used to involve community resources in restoring the individual, who has violated the sanctity of the community, to his/her rightful place in the community. The practical application of theoretical knowledge obtained by the students in the classroom will be reinforced through field placement in various criminal justice agencies. The field placement will consist of a minimum of 40 hours per credit hour and will be supervised by the designated agency and department faculty. Approval of Department Chair required. Course may be offered during any semester (Based upon the number of students requesting an internship). [-]

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2017 USA Murfreesboro

Chowan University’s School of Education is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and service, and works one-on-one to achieve this goal in every Education student! [+]

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Chowan University’s School of Education is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and service, and works one-on-one to achieve this goal in every Education student! Chowan is small enough to make this a reality, with faculty and advisors checking on their students and the progress they have made regularly to make sure they achieve their individual goals. Teachers can help students overcome any difficulties they may encounter, attesting to last year’s 100% passing rate of our Elementary Education majors taking the Praxis II exam! Elementary Education students are specifically trained through course work and field work to develop professional and leadership skills for use in elementary schools – Kindergarten through 6th grade. One of the main ways Chowan University’s School of Education distinguishes itself from others’ programs is our partnerships with area public schools allowing Education majors to: Gain and hone skills in real world experiences Respond to a variety of elementary students’ needs Learn the art of working with parents, other teachers and the community Build a strong resume before you even graduate! Another way Chowan goes beyond the classroom to distinguish the School of Education program is through our top-notch resources, among which are: TaskStream Electronic Portfolios Blackboard Online Systems Advanced Smart Classrooms Campus-Wide Wireless Internet Access On-campus Evaluation Exams Model Teacher Education Consortium Eligibility to Apply for NC Licensure Upon Graduation. The Whitaker Library on the Chowan campus houses the Education department’s Instructional Materials Center which contains current state-adopted textbooks in licensure areas, curriculum guides, thematic activity books, children’s Big Books, maps and globes, and other professional books and resources stressed by Chowan’s Education program for developing effective teachers. All elementary education majors must successfully complete the University and School of Education requirements and pass the Foundations of Reading Test and the General Education Test as required for North Carolina Teaching Licensure. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communications

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Murfreesboro

With an eye to the future, Chowan is creating a setting where creativity and innovation will merge to produce a student that is aesthetically, theoretically, and technologically trained in graphic design, interactive design, print technology, packaging design, and/or studio art. [+]

Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communications With an eye to the future, Chowan is creating a setting where creativity and innovation will merge to produce a student that is aesthetically, theoretically, and technologically trained in graphic design, interactive design, print technology, packaging design, and/or studio art. By combining its technological resources and faculty expertise, the university will renew its efforts to develop students’ creative ideas, artistic ability, self-expression, and professional skills as they study video, digital design, print design, drawing, digital imaging, packaging, web design, photography, painting, ceramics, mixed media, etc., at the intersection of art and technology. Whether using “centuries-old methods or by pushing the boundaries of digital creativity,” the department will produce unique and confident graduates with the skills that contemporary print technology, design, and the arts demand. The William A. Krueger School of Graphic Communications at Chowan University is a 40,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that offers curriculum in both print and digital media from graphic design to finishing. Our award-winning faculty and students have established the Krueger School as a perennial awarding-winning leader in the printing and packaging industry. The School of Graphic Communications offers students a well-rounded and comprehensive educational experience in the graphic communications, packaging, and imaging industries. The facilities in Green Hall include a fully equipped Mac Lab for art students featuring Adobe Creative Suite software, spacious classrooms for 2D studio work, like drawing, painting and printmaking studios with equipment for those disciplines, ceramics studio with throwing wheels, a kiln, and other work spaces, two art galleries which feature exhibitions by students and professional artists and a wood shop to create frames for artwork for Studio Art students concentrating in painting, ceramics, or printmaking, and the pre-art therapy track. Art-related fields such as graphic design or graduate studies can be pursued by graduates. The department supports the campus community by contributing to cultural awareness through providing exposure to visual art. As a Communication Arts major, you can connect your classroom knowledge with real world experience. Our internships provide students with opportunities to gain practical experience in professional settings. The Chowan University VISION Club and Artisus Club offer students additional educational, service, and fellowship opportunities. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Pre-Law/History

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Murfreesboro

Chowan’s pre-law advisory program follows a specialized track of study which will provide an overview of constitutional history, the judicial system, politics, and various disciplines of law (business and criminal) [+]

Bachelor of Science in Pre-Law/History The American Bar Association emphasizes that there is no preferred major or recommended curriculum for those preparing for law school. Individuals interested in going to law school may feel comfortable following most programs of study in conjunction with advising through Chowan’s pre-law advisory program. This program is not a major, but a means of assisting students in meeting the requirements to get into law school, regardless of their undergraduate major. Students enrolling in the Pre-Law Advisory Program will follow a specialized track of study which will include courses in: United States Constitutional History American Judicial System American Politics Business Law Criminal Law Criminal Procedures Students interested in pursuing a legal career should contact the Pre-Law Coordinator early in their studies. The Pre-Law Coordinator will provide students with: Individualized attention in choosing a program of study throughout their college career, frequently reviewing their progress; Up-to-date information about law school admission; and Information about the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and advice about preparation for it. Students are prepared for immediate employment right out of school or for entering notable law school programs around the country. By linking the best of both worlds, Chowan University’s Department of Criminal Justice and Department of History are able to collectively provide Pre-Law students with a proven track for success. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Murfreesboro

Chowan's Department of Psychology has several unique features that make it stand out from other undergraduate programs. We want you to find your passion. Unlike most undergraduate programs, we offer multiple degree options, including three specialized tracks of study. [+]

Bachelor of Science in Psychology “The psychology program at Chowan is designed with the intention of preparing you for graduate level work. I was the only person in my class to have had group experience, and one of the very few who had practiced client interviews. I continually find myself in situations during class where I have an advantage over other students thanks to my experience at Chowan.” – Tonya Sinclair, recent Psychology graduate Chowan's Department of Psychology has several unique features that make it stand out from other undergraduate programs. We want you to find your passion. Unlike most undergraduate programs, we offer multiple degree options, including three specialized tracks of study. While our program includes a general foundation for all students, our degree tracks allow students to gain a better sense of their particular area of interest. When you become part of the Chowan University Psychology Department, you will have a special place – a place to learn, to have fun, to grow emotionally & spiritually – a place to belong. The Psychology department not only offers specialized academic tracks, but also offers unique programs that enrich the student’s academic study and personal life. As a psychology major, you can be involved in Peer Mentoring, a program that matches upper-class students with first year students for guidance and friendship. You could also join the psychology club, which is open to all majors and minors. Activities include movie nights, game nights, and volunteering for charitable events (Red Cross Blood Drive, Relay for Life, and the local Food Bank). We also offer a Cyberbullying Research and Awareness Group, which is open to students of all majors who are interested in promoting cyberbullying awareness and/or gaining experience in research. Activities include planning and participating in cyberbullying events on campus and gathering and distributing information about cyberbullying. Students who achieve academic excellence may also be invited to join Psi Chi International Honor Society. We offer: General Experimental. Our students will gain experience with the research process. Experimental track students are strongly encouraged to choose the research proposal option in Senior Capstone and carry out the project for course credit in Experimental Psychology. The research project expands on material learned in the Statistics and Research Methods courses and helps students develop skills in generating research ideas, selecting appropriate research designs, collecting and analyzing data, and communicating the findings. Students have the opportunity to present their research at the annual Chowan University Student Research Conference, and many students who complete a research project present at regional and national conferences. This track offers a basis for graduate studies in research programs Alcohol and Drug Studies. Chowan University offers a unique opportunity to complete education hours approved by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board toward certification in alcohol/drug counseling. The Alcohol/Drug Studies track is similar to the concentration in counseling with additional courses in alcohol/drug studies Counseling. Similar to graduate level work, we include applied experiences in training, including role-plays and participation in group process activities, as an introduction to the field of counseling. Our graduates are familiar with the DSM-V, a manual for diagnosis of mental health issues, which is usually not introduced until graduate school. Thus, our students have an edge over many others in terms of entry level psychology positions and entrance into graduate school. Our students, who have continued on to graduate school, report that these learning opportunities gave them a tremendous advantage in their graduate studies. Other students found that their knowledge and skills gave them an edge when applying for entry-level positions in the mental health field. If you intend to make psychology your major, you will need to work hard, but you will also find that we have fun and enjoy some exciting class activities! [-]

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Murfreesboro

The Chowan University School of Education is dedicated to graduate students who are effective, highly qualified teachers and who are equipped with instructional strategies and pedagogy capable of educating all learners in a continuously changing world. [+]

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education The Chowan University School of Education is dedicated to graduate students who are effective, highly qualified teachers and who are equipped with instructional strategies and pedagogy capable of educating all learners in a continuously changing world. The strong core curriculum, along with professional and specialty area studies offered to pre-service teachers at Chowan University, provides prospective educators knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for working with diverse students and learning environments. Opportunities are provided for candidates to learn and assess theories and principles of best practices not only in the university setting but also in collaboration with classroom teachers and other professionals who guide them through practical application in real-world settings. Chowan University's School of Education produces esteemed teachers for elementary and secondary school careers year after year. All our students are committed to academic and teaching excellence, exemplified by the "Teacher of the Year" Awards they regularly receive. The School of Education offers the following degrees: Science. Secondary school science teachers are currently in great demand. Students majoring in Comprehensive Science Education who complete the requirements for licensure will be prepared to teach both general and advanced science courses at the secondary level (grades 9-12). Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Comprehensive Science Education are eligible to apply for their licensure to teach science courses. You will also: Be prepared for a variety of careers in the biological sciences or admission into graduate or professional programs. Comprehend the fundamental biological concepts, theories, and phenomena. Understand the theory of, and be able to apply the scientific method in a biological setting. Know the selected techniques and equipment commonly used in field and laboratory studies. Have proficiency in analytical, critical, and creative thinking, as well as in core communication skills. Be an effective teacher who demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of a lifelong learner, a reflective practitioner, a communicator, a classroom manager, and a scholar. English (BA). Chowan University offers a specialized curriculum to prepare students for successful careers in English Education. Students receive a firm foundation in understanding literacy processes to aid continuous growth in and beyond the classroom. English and Language Arts teachers recognize the boundaries of literacy are constantly changing and expanding and know what it means to be a literate citizen in the 21st century. English education students will take various composition and literature courses examining among others: American literature World literature Young Adult literature Advanced composition Students who complete the English Education program will be well prepared to aid the literacy and writing skills of generations to come! Mathematics. "I am a retired Marine who decided to pursue a teaching career in mathematics. Chowan's smaller class sizes provided me the opportunity to get more one-on-one professor time. I enjoyed how my math and education classes were interactive verses just a professor constantly lecturing." - Richard Todd, 2015 Mathematics Education graduate Students who enroll in Chowan University’s Mathematics Education program will engage in a program built to focus and fine-tune students’ mathematical skills. Upon completion students will have mastered the methods, materials, and equipment specifically related to teaching mathematics in a culturally pluralistic classroom and in a technology-oriented society. Social Studies. Chowan University offers a specialized curriculum for students preparing to teach Social Studies in 9th through 12th grade classes. Social Studies Education students will learn: Geography skills Characteristics of past and present societies Issues and problems that have persisted throughout history Social, political, and economic institutions in societies Political, economic, social, and psychological behavior of people Problem-solving, decision-making, planning, and participation skills Constructive attitudes toward diversity, change, conflict, and uncertainty [-]

Bachelor of Science in Sports Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Murfreesboro

Students graduating from the Sport Science program are prepared to pursue career opportunities in Health and Physical Education, Exercise Science, Sports Management and Coaching. [+]

Bachelor of Science in Sports Science “The Sport Science Department offers students a wide range of knowledge and skills. From our multiple concentrations and our top-notch faculty, the Sports Studies department can prepare you for any career in athletics!” – Drew Praster, Sport Science graduate, Senior Manager of Premium Sales for the Charlotte Hornets, and Distinguished Alumnus Students graduating from the Sport Science program are prepared to pursue career opportunities in Health and Physical Education, Exercise Science, Sports Management and Coaching. An additional purpose is to provide all students with opportunities to develop physical, social, intellectual, emotional, environmental and spiritual health. As a Sport Science major, you can connect your classroom knowledge with real world experience. Our internships provide students with opportunities to gain practical experience in professional settings. The job market continues to expand in the field of Sport Science and Physical Education, with graduates receiving job opportunities! Our graduates take full advantage of the faculty’s real-world field expertise and understanding of key concepts, terminology, theory and research. Not only that, but students develop strong bonds with professors, local schools, and classmates through the interactive research and training required. These connections are reinforced through internships that help you build your references and resume in private businesses and: Athletic departments at local high schools YMCAs Personal training facilities Recreational leadership roles Health-related fields such as chiropractic, physical therapy, and rehabilitation centers The Chowan University chapter of the Phi Epsilon Kappa a national professional honor society for persons engaged in or pursuing careers in physical education, health, recreation, dance, human performance, exercise science, sports medicine and sport management and the Sport Science Club offer students additional educational, service, and fellowship opportunities. Chowan University offers students with an interest in Sport Science the following degree options: Exercise Science. Whether you had a great athletic trainer in high school, a coach who introduced you to weight training, or if you’ve watched in all of ESPN’s Sport Science segments and want to work in sports and fitness, Chowan University’s Exercise Science concentration could be what you want. Specializing in a strong core of classes from within SSPE will help you focus on industry-related issues like: Motor Learning/Control/Development Kinesiology/Biomechanics Exercise Physiology These classes combined with the essential courses from the help of other key departments like Biology’s Anatomy and Physiology and Psychology’s Developmental courses give Chowan’s Exercise Science concentration an edge in the industry. Health & Physical Education for Students (K-12). “The Physical Education program is very interested in the success of their students. They provide a strong focus on diversity and the importance of being a life-long learner. We get to participate with schools around the county to interact with the children and play many different games with them, even before we graduate.” -Mary Tolson, 2009 Physical Education graduate Chowan offers a specialized curriculum to prepare students for successful careers in teaching health and physical education content and activities from Kindergarten through 12th grade. You can teach the next generation fitness and nutrition that will serve them for a lifetime by working first-hand with students from local elementary and secondary schools to students and staff at Chowan. [-]

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Bachelor of Arts in Music

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Murfreesboro

Through its excellent curriculum, interaction with great professors, and many performance opportunities, Chowan's Department of Music can help you maximize your potential and attain your goals as a musician. Graduates of our program have gone on to be composers, elementary school music teachers, middle and high school band and choral directors, performers, and recording engineers. As a music major, you will be... [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Music Through its excellent curriculum, interaction with great professors, and many performance opportunities, Chowan's Department of Music can help you maximize your potential and attain your goals as a musician. Graduates of our program have gone on to be composers, elementary school music teachers, middle and high school band and choral directors, performers, and recording engineers. As a music major, you will be given a firm foundation in music through the study of music theory, sight singing and ear training, music history, class piano, conducting, ensembles, and applied music. You will study in at least one of these applied music areas during your tenure: Brass Instrument Composition Classical Guitar Organ Percussion Piano String Instrument Voice Woodwind Instrument As well as the opportunity to study the mechanics of the music industry, concerning the technical and business aspects, complete with an internship. Music majors have the opportunity to participate in two music-related organizations that allow you to pursue your professional interests, make connections with others in your field of study, and build your resume. The Collegiate Music Educators National Conference (CMENC) is the student division of the National Association for Music Education. Through monthly meetings and attendance at the North Carolina Music Educators Association Annual In-Service Conference, you will gain exposure to current trends and methodology in music education. The Music Industry Club is available to students in the Music Industry Program. The club meets monthly and focuses on issues and developments in the fast-growing and broad-ranging music industry field. [-]

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Murfreesboro

The School of Business at Chowan University envisions a business community of talented and ethical individuals with professional competencies enabling them to work cooperatively to compete successfully in the global marketplace. [+]

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration “The School of Business at Chowan University is the best place to mold your character, potential, and professionalism. The School allows every student an opportunity to reach their best through challenges, one-on-one faculty interaction, small groups, and the chance to find your own strengths. I bleed Chowan blue because of the experiences in the School of Business that will forever impact my life and work ethic.” – Danielle Coleman, Class of 2013, B.S. in Business Administration, Concentration in Management, Minor in Accounting At Chowan, we develop the ethical business leaders of tomorrow. Building upon the strength of our Christian heritage, we empower our students by guiding them in the mastery of business theories, organizational skills, technical proficiencies, and critical analyses that prepare them for careers in the rapidly changing business world. The School of Business at Chowan University envisions a business community of talented and ethical individuals with professional competencies enabling them to work cooperatively to compete successfully in the global marketplace. The mission of the School of Business at Chowan University is to develop the ethical business leaders of tomorrow. Building upon the strength of our Christian heritage, we empower our students by guiding them in the mastery of business theories, organizational skills, technical proficiencies, and critical analyses that prepare them for careers in the rapidly changing business world. Our supportive faculty emphasizes teaching excellence, using a strong program of academic advisement to help students throughout their college careers. Founded in 1929, the School of Business at Chowan University is among the largest programs on campus because of this steadfast dedication. The business faculty assists students in reaching their full potential as future business leaders. The School of Business Visiting Executive Program exists to expand the educational horizons of our students by providing the opportunity for interaction with upper-level business executives from a variety of business fields. Each semester a different executive comes to campus to speak in classes, have a networking meal with a small group of students and the School of Business faculty, and speak at an assembly later in the day. Since its inception, participants have included a former vice president of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank, partners in a large accounting firm, president and upper management of a hospital, vice president of an international agricultural corporation, vice president of a large commercial construction firm with contracts throughout the southern and eastern US, a senior economic developer for the NC Department of Commerce, the Public Relations and Communications Manager for one of the largest manufacturers of biomass fuel in the US, and a Regional General Manager with Lowe’s. Each business student is enrolled in a program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree. All students study the common professional component that comprises our Business Core Courses. Beyond the Business Core, students choose a specialization in at least one of four areas. These areas of Concentration are: Information Systems. Chowan University’s School of Business can prepare you for a successful career in an important field with growing demand. Information Systems (IS) professionals manage the networks of hardware and software used to collect, filter, process, create and distribute data. In a world driven by the communication of information, IS professionals are crucial. Students in the IS Concentration in the School of Business focus on the application of information technology to solve business problems using a variety of tools and techniques. Our comprehensive courses, developed to meet best practices in the industry, are supplemented with core business courses that give students a broad understanding of business functions and processes. Small class sizes and hands-on application of technology enable students to gain proficiency with their IS skills. To keep up with the leading edge of technology, Chowan University has partnered with Microsoft to give our students free access to many software tools through Microsoft DreamSpark. Students have access to industry standard software such as server software, operating systems, Microsoft developer tools, and much more! Employment opportunities in the Information Systems field abound! Management. Chowan University’s School of Business can prepare you for a successful career in the important field of management. Peter Drucker, one of the foundational theorists in management, stated that managers set objectives, organize people, motivate and communicate, analyze performance and develop people. Managers are needed everywhere – in small businesses, huge corporations, governments and non-profit organizations. A business management degree is valuable for individuals beyond those seeking to be a manager. Organizations are increasing the level of responsibility for all employees, making it critical for people entering the job market to have strong management skills. The small class sizes at the School of Business at Chowan University enable the professors to give each student individualized attention. Students develop their skills through practical classroom exercises, interesting group projects, and intellectually stimulating classroom lectures. Management courses focus on developing the knowledge, abilities and people-skills necessary to manage in today’s knowledge economy. Specialized courses focus on different aspects of management including communications, decision making processes, teamwork, ethics, motivation, human resources, electronic commerce, organizational theory and behavior, entrepreneurship, and leadership. A degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Management supplies the foundation for your success as a manager and a leader in the dynamic world of business. Marketing. According to the American Marketing Association, “Marketing is the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.” Every firm from small to large, for-profit or non-profit and including private, public or government, needs skilled individuals to handle its marketing function. Positions include sales, advertising, public relations, retailing, market research, corporate marketing, internet marketing, and customer relations. Graduates with a marketing degree will enter a growing job market according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with individuals in the upper levels of marketing management commanding high salaries. The Marketing Concentration in the School of Business at Chowan University will prepare you to enter this exciting and rewarding field! [-]

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