The College of Graduate and Professional Studies has four undergraduate departments: the Department of Allied Health Professions, the Department of Business and Public Administration, the Department of Education, and the Department of Social Work.
The Department of Allied Health Professions offers six Bachelor of Science degrees: Athletic Training, Adapted Physical Education: Kinesiotherapy, Exercise Science, Recreation Management, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Recreational Therapy. Minors are also available in Recreation Management. The Kinesiotherapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The Athletic Training Education Program has probationary status with the Commission in Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
The Department of Business and Public Administration offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration. The department offers a bachelors degree in Public Administration and also a bachelor degree in Public Administration with Concentration in Emergency Management. It should be pointed out, however, that the Emergency Management Concentration has been temporarily suspended, as of fall 2011. Minors are offered in Accounting, Business Management, Emergency Management, and Public Administration.
The Department of Education Unit offers three undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor’s degree. These programs are: Birth through Kindergarten Education, Elementary Education, as well as secondary programs in English Education. All programs are approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). Secondary education programs are housed in the departments of their content area. The department is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The Department of Social Work offers a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and a minor in the discipline. The Shaw University Social Work Program is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) through 2021.