The master of science in applied physics and computer science is built around a core of physics and computer science courses that are the foundation of the three areas of concentration:

  • Computer science
  • Computer systems engineering and instrumentation
  • Applied physics

The program's goal is to provide its graduates with the scientific background and technical tools to:

  • Advance an experimental technique, extend the application of a theory, or produce new data or observations
  • Design, build and evaluate a system of measurement, instrumentation, computers and/or software
  • Present logically and clearly the results of their own scientific investigation
  • Understand and critically evaluate other scientists' work

For more information, contact Dr. Antonio Siochi, Graduate Program Coordinator at siochi@pcs.cnu.edu. Also, visit the Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering or see the current Graduate Catalog.

Bachelor's-to-Master's Five-Year Degree Program

We offer a master's degree program that can be completed with one additional year beyond the senior year. Students may elect to participate in a fifth year of study to earn their master's degree in applied physics and computer science. Learn more about bachelor's-to-master's five-year degree program in applied physics and computer science.

The master of science in environmental science has been designed to provide the knowledge and technical skills and provides a solid background in ecological and environmental conservation theory. The program is flexible enough to fit the interests and needs of a wide variety of students and is designed for students planning to pursue a PhD, teachers wanting a MS in a biological science, or students interested in careers with environmental agencies.

Upon graduation from this program, you will:

  • Have a solid background in ecological and environmental conservation theory
  • Have the skills required for employment with environmental assessment / monitoring businesses, and state and federal governmental agencies
  • Have research and technical writing skills
  • Be prepared for further graduate work

For more information, contact Dr. Robert Atkinson, Graduate Program Coordinator at atkinson@cnu.edu. Also, visit the Department of Organismal and Environmental Biology as well as the Department of Molecular Biology and Chemistry or see the current Graduate Catalog.

Bachelor's-to-Master's Five-Year Degree Program

We offer a master's degree that can be completed with one additional year beyond the senior year. Students may elect to participate in a fifth year of study to earn their master's degree in environmental science. Learn more about the bachelor's-to-master's five-year degree program in environmental science.

Students who enter CNU and wish to become teachers may apply to bachelor's to master's five-year program in teaching. Students major in a content area, such as English or biology, and receive a bachelor's degree in liberal arts or science at the end of four years of study. The fifth year includes professional courses at the graduate level and a semester of student teaching. Upon completion of the program, a student earns a master of arts in teaching.

Students who already have a bachelor's degree may apply to the 36-hour traditional master's-plus licensure program or initial licensure program.

The CNU program has several hallmarks:

  • A dedicated faculty in 12 different departments throughout the University who administer the program
  • A partnership with an award-winning school district (Newport News Public Schools) that provides rich field experiences
  • A program of study that is taught by faculty and professionals in many different disciplines
  • An opportunity to have paid employment during part of the professional year
  • An active student organization (the Student Virginia Education Association) that includes four past state presidents

For more information, contact Dr. Marsha Sprague, Graduate Program Coordinator at msprague@cnu.edu. Also, visit the Office of Teacher Preparation or see the current Graduate Catalog.

Bachelor's-to-Master's Five-Year Degree Program

We offer a master's degree program that can be completed with one additional year beyond the senior year. Students may elect to participate in a fifth year of study to earn their master's degree in teaching. Learn more about the bachelor's-to-master's five-year degree program in teaching.