College of Professional Schools

Dean: Aron Temkin

The College of Professional Schools covers a unique breadth of fields including accounting, management, computing, cyber defense, nursing, engineering, construction, and architecture. These programs are conducted by faculty in the School of Architecture and Art, the School of Business and Management, the David Crawford School of Engineering, and the School of Nursing.

Across these disciplines students and faculty are engaged in teaching and learning processes that combine strong conceptual foundations with hands-on practice. Our engaged spirit of service combines with a willingness to collaborate that is necessary for tackling real-world challenges. When this is combined with the leadership focus of the university, we position our students to engage the problems of our era and build the industries, systems, processes, machines and structures that are required of the next century.

Mission:
The College of Professional Schools is committed to educating students in the tradition of university founder Capt. Alden Partridge. By providing our students the means, motivation, confidence and empathy to engage the problems of today, we educate disciplined and innovative thinkers inspired to create the industries, systems, processes, machines and structures that solve the challenges of tomorrow.

Accreditation:
The College includes several accredited programs:

  • The School of Nursing offers a BSN degree accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • The School of Business & Management offers degrees in Management and Accounting accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • The David Crawford School of Engineering majors in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering -  accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.
  • In the Fall of 2016 the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of ABET conducted their review of the B.S. Construction Management Program.  ABET will present the results of their program review by the end of August 2017.
  • The BS in Engineering major is designed to be accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. 415 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201, 1.410.347.7700.
  • The School of Architecture + Art offers a Master of Architecture degree accredited by the National Architecture Accreditation Board (NAAB).
School of Architecture + Art

Director: Cara Armstrong

Mission:
The mission of the School of Architecture + Art is:

  • To prepare students to excel in the field of Architecture
  • To encourage students to explore the meaning of making and the making of meaning
  • To offer many opportunities for experiential, hands-on learning and reflection
  • To reinforce students’ ability to think creatively and independently
  • To reflect the University’s ideals to develop citizens with integrity, conviction and self-respect
  • To help create educated and motivated leaders with a commitment to helping their communities and the citizens of our larger world


Major Offered:
The School of Architecture + Art offers the Bachelor of Science with a major in:

Minors Offered:

The School of Architecture + Art also offers the Master of Architecture degree.


Accreditation:
The Master of Architecture degree is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The School of Architecture + Art offers the only NAAB accredited architecture degree in northern New England.


In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

School of Business & Management

Director: David Blythe

Mission:
The School of Business and Management provides a high-quality education that emphasizes technical competence, critical thinking, ethical practices, communication and other interpersonal skills that qualify and equip our students to pursue a variety of life pursuits.

Majors Offered:

Concentrations in Majors:


Minors Offered:


The Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance (MSIA) are offered through the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies.

Accreditation:
Norwich University, through its School of Business & Management, is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for the offering of the B.S. in Management and B.S. in Accounting. ACBSP promotes continuous improvement and recognizes excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world.

The David Crawford School of Engineering

Director: Stephen Fitzhugh

Mission:
The mission of the David Crawford School of Engineering is to:

  • Prepare students to excel as engineers
  • Provide a broad, fundamental and practical engineering education
  • Foster creativity and critical thinking in problem solving
  • Enable students to be leaders in their profession, community, nation and the world
     

Majors Offered:

Minors Offered:

The David Crawford School of Engineering offers the Master of Civil Engineering (MCE) degree through the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies.

Accreditation:

  • The Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. 
  • The B.S. in Construction Management is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of ABET
School of Nursing

Director: Paulette Thabault

Mission:
The School of Nursing's mission is to prepare our students to be globally minded nurse leaders and scholars through innovative and diverse experiential education and research.

Majors Offered:

Accreditation:

The BSN and MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202)-887-8476.

The BSN and MSN programs are approved by the Vermont State Board of Nursing, Office of Professional Regulations, 89 Main Street 3rd Floor, Montpelier, VT 05520-2482, (802) 828-2396.