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Joshua says he chose UNCG for its great reputation. Fact is, the academic excellence at UNCG is remarkable. You could go on and on, but here are a few examples the average person may not know …

  • Counseling and Educational Development This graduate program in the School of Education is rated in the top 3 nationally by U.S. News and World Report.

  • Music Education A high number of music teachers in the state’s public schools are UNCG graduates. The program has a national reputation. This year, two Grammy finalists for music education were alumni. In 2016, graduate Phillip Riggs ’98 MED received the Grammy.

  • Clinical Psychology Its PhD program, with a focus on equity, has a 100% placement rate for APA internships.

  • Human Development and Family Studies This program is rated #1 in the state and #4 nationally – via research and professional accomplishments – by Family Science Review, which is sponsored by the National Council on Family Relations.

  • Musical Theatre Led by Grammy-nominated Broadway musical director Dominick Amendum ’01 and Erin Speer, the program has quickly grown a national reputation. Admission is very competitive; it accepts only about 2% of applicants.

  • Museum Studies With strong partnerships with the region’s history organizations, the graduate students complete internships and secure jobs at a high percentage.

  • Computer Science The undergraduate program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. A student completing a BS can obtain a lucrative, impactful position upon graduation, such as a systems programmer or analyst, applications programmer, or systems support staff member.

  • Educational Research Methodology The graduate program in the School of Education also has virtually 100 percent job placement, and its faculty features several thought-leaders in the field, most notably Dr. Ayesha Boyce, Dr. Micheline Chalhoub-Deville and Dr. Bob Henson.

  • STEM Education Throughout the University and most notably in the Teacher Education and Higher Education
    department, faculty such as Dr. Heidi Carlone and Dr. Edna Tan (p. 3) work to make science and engineering accessible and equitable for all.

  • Nursing’s Pre-licensure BSN program Class of 2020 had an outstanding 96% first-time pass rate on NCLEX-RN test.

  • Interior Architecture The department has an outstanding placement rate at both the undergraduate and graduate level. One of many signature offerings, the Main Street Fellows program, has reenvisioned more than 100 building storefronts on North Carolina main streets.

  • Nursing Education U.S. News & World Report ranked UNCG’s School of Nursing #8 nationally in the category of Best Online Master’s in Nursing Education.

  • Nursing fulfills state’s needs Prelicensure: 99% employed in nursing positions within 9 months of graduation; RN-BSN: 100% employed in nursing; MSN: 100% employed in nursing.

  • Online Bachelor’s in Business U.S. News and World Report gave the Bryan School program a #19 ranking nationally.

  • Nanoscience With research capabilities unsurpassed in this part of the nation, the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering’s facilities include a suite of microscopes from Carl Zeiss SMT that feature the only Orion Helium Ion microscope in the Southeast.

  • Undergraduate Research More than 700 undergraduates conducted faculty-sponsored research last year.

  • Creative Writing One of the first graduate creative writing programs in the country, it features alumni who’ve won honors such as the Pulitzer Prize and Kingsley-Tufts Poetry Award.

  • Medicinal Chemistry Collaborative With a bold goal to develop therapeutics for cancer and infectious disease, its equally important agenda is to train the next generation of scientists.

  • Library and Information Science The department is becoming a powerhouse. Stacked with national leaders in its faculty, it is the fastest growing program on campus.

  • Business Administration The Princeton Review tabbed the Master of Business Administration program as one of the Top 50 online MBA programs in the nation. Further, it named the on-campus MBA program #2 in the nation in the category of Greatest Resources for Minority Students.

  • Public Health Education The very impactful program prepares professional health educators and advances public health practice and knowledge, which has proven invaluable during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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