Academics

Maybe you have already mapped your path, or maybe you’re taking life one step at a time. Whatever your situation, East Carolina University provides you with options. With the widest range of degree programs in North Carolina, you will soon discover that there is truly something for everyone at ECU. More importantly, you will find the academic support you need to make the most of your time here.

More than 5,000 faculty members and staff serve our nearly 27,000 students daily inside and outside the classroom. You will learn from expert faculty in top-rated programs that will challenge you to reach your ambitious goals.


Find Your Future

With so much to offer, East Carolina University has developed an online tool to help you explore the more than 175 degrees offered at the university, including undergraduate and graduate degrees. Degree Explorer provides you with quick access to useful information to help you find your future at ECU.

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Colleges and Schools

At ECU, you will be immersed in a vibrant and intellectually diverse community built around twelve colleges and schools, including eight that offer undergraduate degree programs..

Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences

From understanding the human condition, preserving the past or unlocking the future, Harriot College offers an amazing range of outstanding programs in the sciences and humanities.

College of Allied Health Sciences

The largest of its kind in North Carolina, the College of Allied Health Sciences prepares students for many careers in health care, including work in physical therapy, audiology and clinical lab science.

College of Business

As the largest College of Business in North Carolina, ECU offers future business leaders an outstanding opportunity for education and networking. The college has been accredited since 1967. Included within the college are the Miller School of Entrepreneurship and the School of Hospitality Leadership.

College of Education

The oldest college at ECU, the College of Education is the top provider of educators for North Carolina schools. Many of the state’s top teachers, counselors and principals started their educational careers at ECU.

College of Engineering and Technology

Over 40% of ECU students are in a STEM-related program, many of them in the College of Engineering and Technology. With an emphasis on “hands-on” education and student success, our engineering and technology graduates enjoy high demand by employers.

College of Fine Arts and Communication

The School of Art and Design, School of Communication, School of Music, and School of Theatre and Dance make up ECU’s nationally ranked and highly regarded College of Fine Arts and Communication.

College of Health and Human Performance

A leader in research and education, the College of Health and Human Performance empowers individuals and communities to maximize the great potential in human life.  The College is also home to our outstanding Air Force ROTC and Army ROTC programs.

College of Nursing

ECU’s outstanding College of Nursing produces more new nurses than any other four-year university in North Carolina. The college is consistently recognized as a national leader.

Honors College

An outstanding opportunity for outstanding students, the ECU Honors College is a connected community with special opportunities for research, service and professional development.

In addition to these colleges, ECU is also home to many nationally-ranked and highly regarded graduate programs offered through the Graduate School, the Brody School of Medicine and the School of Dental Medicine.


Integrated Coastal Programs

As a leader in coastal and marine research, ECU’s Outer Banks Campus offers undergraduate students unique research and engagement opportunities. The program spans the natural and social sciences and includes faculty with expertise in geology, biology, ecology, economics, engineering, hydrology, geochemistry, human dimensions, anthropology, and maritime archaeology.


Outstanding Opportunities

Through numerous scholarships and special programs, ECU encourages and rewards your commitment to academic excellence.

Discover more scholarship opportunities through the Office of University Scholarships.


Student Success

Your success as a student is our focus. We are committed to supporting your excellence and expanding your opportunities.