Stealing A&T's Praise: Ask UNC Board of Governors  &  Chancellor Dr. Harold Martin where are NC A&T's Nanoscience M.S. and Ph.D. degrees?
UNC Board of Governor May 7, 2007, established Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN): to offer [a] joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. [Nanoscience ] degree and [a] joint professional science master’s [Nanoscience] degree; Graduate degrees will be awarded jointly by both universities.  
"It [JSNN] will be one of the most stimulating opportunities in the history of the area and will serve as a national model for collaboration between two institutions,
one an historical black institution and the other an historical white female institution."

NCA&T/UNCG submitted Joint Request for authorization to Establish” Ph.D. in Nanoscience” dated Oct. 10, 2008, and  Joint Request for

authorization to establish “Master of Science (in Nanoscience)” dated Nov. 21, 2008  for authorization to UNC General Administration.
 
The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) responsible for collecting and presenting statistical data and information for the nation; classifies Nanoscience and Nanoengineering as Nanotechnology CIP 15.1601: Engineering technologies and Engineering related fields.  UNC Board of Governors January 2007 authorized UNC Charlotte, which has an Engineering School, to offer a Ph.D. in Nanoscale Science. Offering Nanoscale Science was not a Substantial Change as defined by the SACS for UNC Charlotte. Nov. 2012 UNC Board of Governors authorized a Master’s in Nanoengineering to Land Grant Institution NC State, which has an Engineering School. Offering a MS in Nanoengineering was not a Substantial Change as defined by the SACS for NC State. Historical black North Carolina A&T, as one of the state's two land grant institutions, has programs through the doctoral level. Its programs include engineering, arts and sciences, agricultural and environmental sciences, business and economics, education, nursing, technology, and graduates studies. “The expected roles of a land-grant institution, is teaching agriculture and engineering, and providing cooperative extension services”. Consistent with other engineering schools in the UNC System offering Nanoscience and Nanoengineering programs are not Substantial Changes as defined by the SACS and consistent with the education, curricular, mission and goals of NC A&T State University.

UNC Policy Manual 400.1.1.1[G] : A degree program is a program of study in a discipline specialty that leads to a degree in that distinct specialty area at a particular level of instruction.   As a general rule, in order to be considered for

degree program status, a course of study should require at least 27 semester hours in the proposed program area at the undergraduate level; at least half the number of hours required for the degree at the master’s level; and at least 21 hours in the proposed program area at the doctoral level.


“Although the degree is in Nanoscience (does not include Nanoengineering), students will be given the opportunity to take relevant courses at
the School of Engineering at North Carolina A&T University and will be able to work on collaborative projects with faculty in the School of Engineering”. 

 Historical Black NC A&T Carrying Historical White UNCG:  Recommended by the "Greensboro Boy" Erskine Bowles Administration the Board of Governors approved the establishment of stand-alone MS in Nanoscience on November 13, 2009, and  establishment of the Ph.D. program in Nanoscience on January 8, 2010, at  UNCG  requiring access to NC A&T  academics and research, which excluded A&T.