North Carolina Central University, the historically Black educational institution in Durham, has announced that it will offer a new bachelor’s degree program in environmental and geographic sciences in its College of Arts and Sciences. The first students will enroll in the program in the fall of 2015.
Carlton Wilson, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, stated that the new degree program “will allow our students to acquire a very important body of complex knowledge that crosses the environmental and geographic sciences. We are especially pleased that the program will generate graduates who are ready to enter the growing industry associated with geographic information systems.”
Dr. Wilson is a graduate of North Carolina Central University. He holds a master’s degree in British history from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in modern Britain from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.