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Academic Affairs

Office of the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs provides administrative oversight for the schools, colleges, online learning, and academic support resources of Norfolk State University. The Provost's network of academic programs includes the College of Liberal Arts; the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology; the School of Business; School of Education; the Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work; the Robert C. Nusbaum Honors College; and the School of Graduate Studies and Research. The University offers thirty-one bachelor's programs, two associate degree programs, fifteen master's degree programs, and three doctoral degree programs.

Mission Statement

Norfolk State University, a comprehensive urban public institution, is committed to transforming students’ lives through exemplary teaching, research and service. Offering a supportive academic and culturally diverse environment for all, the University empowers its students to turn their aspirations into reality and achieve their full potential as well rounded, resourceful citizens and leaders for the 21st century.

Community Involvement

Continuing Norfolk State University’s tradition of service, the Office of the Provost promotes and encourages community involvement, providing a variety of programs and opportunities in which the students, faculty, and staff may demonstrate an altruistic spirit.

Emeriti Faculty

The title of Professor Emeritus is considered to be the highest honor the academic community can bestow upon one of its members in recognition to those distinguished individuals of the academic community at Norfolk State University who, in addition to rendering long and faithful service to the University, have unselfishly made outstanding contributions above and beyond those expected of all conscientious employees.