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Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem State University’s mission is to prepare students to use the latest technology as a powerful tool for continuous learning, career advancement and personal enrichment. The school also hopes to inspire individual dedication to community service through classroom and field experiences and to help students to develop civic leadership skills that will let them make lifelong contributions to the community.

Winston-Salem was established in 1892 by Dr. Simon Green Atkins and has traditionally been a primarily African American university. In fact, in 1925 it became the first African American institution in the United States to grant degrees in Elementary Teacher Education. Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, today the University supports a diverse enrollment and offers a wide variety of degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Winston-Salem has produced a number of notable alumni over the years both in the academic and athletic forums. Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrkhan is an alum as well as Stephen Smith, a sports columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Louise Smith who established the first kindergarten program in North Carolina. The school's athletic programs have produced professional athletes who have played for teams like the Dallas Cowboys, the Miami Dolphins and the New York Knicks.

Distance learning programs at Winston-Salem are delivered through a variety of methods. Classes can be online, partially in class, on videotape, through cable television, and by technology-assisted instruction including use of the Internet and interactive telecommunications. Online degree programs are available for Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Physical Education and Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling.

Programs offered by Winston-Salem State University

  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science

    Graduates of this program should be able to perform in clinical laboratory settings. Students will be trained to analyze and communicate lab results, make ethical judgements and decisions in critical situations and work with health care teams. An emphasis… More »

  • Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling

    This program prepares students for caregiving positions in rehab centers and health care facilities for people with physical, emotional and mental disabilities. Graduates of the program will be eligible for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor exam… More »

  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies -- Integrative Studies

    This diverse degree aims to help a variety of students and working professionals achieve their academic and career goals. In addition to taking general education courses, Integrative Studies students will take industry-specific classes in an online format,… More »

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