STEM Designated

Applied Energy and Electromechanical Systems (MS)

Applied Energy studies the areas of energy conversion and conservation, optimal use of resources, analysis and optimization of energy processes, as well as the limitation of environmental pollutants, and the development of sustainable energy systems. The graduate certificate in Applied Energy affords students the opportunity to learn through a hands-on orientation which challenges them to think critically, communicate, and work in teams to solve problems.

Architecture (MS)

The M.Arch III and Master of Science in Computer Science or Master of Science in Information Technology dual degree program has become increasingly important to computer scientists and at the same time computation has become important to designers. This program is a unique curriculum that systematically combines the strength and insights of each discipline. As computing has matured as a discipline, it has expanded its focus to include the physical and virtual settings in which users interact with the machine. Specialties like human computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, gaming and visualization require an understanding not only of the logic of the machine, but also the logic of the user. Within architecture, there is a unique opportunity to develop students who will have the knowledge to lead the integration of the computer into architectural practice and research. As firms rely more and more on computation, those who know how to think, program and script will be able to change the way architects design and practice.

Bioinformatics (MS)

The program Bioinformatics MS is an interdisciplinary program at the intersection of the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Computing and Informatics, and Engineering. The program is structured to provide students with the skills and knowledge to develop, evaluate, and deploy bioinformatics and computational biology applications. It is designed to prepare students for employment in the biotechnology sector, where the need for knowledgeable life scientists with quantitative and computational skills has exploded in the past decade.

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (Ph.D.)

The age of biological big data is upon us and there is a need for graduates at all levels who combine an understanding of biology with skills in programming, statistics, and modeling. The Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the skills and knowledge to analyze large scale biological data and develop new computational strategies. BCB PhD graduates are employed worldwide in academia and industry. Key program application deadlines: Jan. 1 for Fall admission and Sept. 1 for Spring admission.

Biology (MS)

The Master's of Science in Biology program provides the opportunity for broad training in a variety of biological areas as well as specialization in areas of particular interest to the student. The Department offers a thesis and a non-thesis track within the degree. The thesis track is designed for students whose career goals require formal research training. The non-thesis track is designed for students whose career goals require graduate education, but not formal research experience, such as teaching at the community college/regional college level. The program provides the opportunity for broad training as well as specialization in areas of particular interest through the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCD) concentration and the Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B) concentration. Students in the Ph.D. and M.S. programs have the opportunity to conduct graduate research under the co-direction of a Biology faculty member and select faculty at the Carolina's Medical Center in Charlotte.

Biology (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Biology has as its intellectual focus, an interdisciplinary synthesis of the biological sciences and related biotechnology. The program draws upon the strengths of faculty in multiple departments and is intended to serve students with interests in conducting research in academia, industry and clinical settings. Graduates of the program will be well versed in quantitative approaches to Biology. The interdisciplinary makeup of the program is designed to produce graduates who will be able to integrate the strengths of more than one discipline in solving biological problems.

Chemistry (MS)

A Master of Science in Chemistry prepares students for careers in the chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, food, and power industries. A master’s degree in Chemistry may also serve as a useful step toward professions such as medicine, pharmacy, industrial hygiene, and patent law, or toward more advanced study in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and other scientific and engineering disciplines.

Civil Engineering (MSCE)

The Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering offers graduate studies in five areas of concentration: environmental and water resources engineering, geo-environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering and materials, and transportation engineering. Areas of focus include Environmental, Geo-Environmental, Bio-Environmental, Structural, Transportation, Forensics, Sustainable Design, Energy, and Land Development.

Computer Engineering (MS)

Computer Engineering embodies the science and technology of design, construction, implementation, and maintenance of software and hardware components of modern computer systems and computer-controlled equipment. Sub-specialties include microprocessor design, hardware-software integration, circuit design and the incorporation of computers into larger engineering systems.

Computer Science (MS)

The Master of Science in Computer Science provides students with advanced skills and knowledge in planning, design, implementation, testing and management of computer systems and applications. These skills form excellent foundations for doctoral study, research or teaching in Computer Science, and are necessary for dealing with problems encountered in various computer applications in business, industry, and governmental agencies for those holding related technical or managerial positions.