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This table shows the correct form of department or program names to be used when cataloging NCSU theses & dissertations, along with spine label usage and number of copies to be added to the collection for print materials.

If the name of the department you are looking for does not appear on the list, contact the Unit head.  The Unit head will contact the Graduate School to determine the appropriate form of the name and add it to the chart.

Call Number Usage

Copies

Flag For

Department & Program Name Usage

Active dates

Notes

Adult
Educ.

2


Adult and Community College Education


Changed from Adult Education (date of change unknown) - lkw 8/14/2018 - https://grad.ncsu.edu/programs/details/?program=ADE




Adult and Higher Education 
  SEE Adult and Community College Education






Aerospace Engineering
  SEE Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering






Agency Counseling
  SEE Counselor Education



Agri. &
Resource
Econ.

2


Agricultural & Resource Economics



Agr.
Econ.

2


Agricultural Economics






Agricultural Education 
  SEE Agricultural and Extension Education



Agr. &
Exten.
Educ.

2


Agricultural and Extension Education






Agricultural and Human Sciences
https://cals.ncsu.edu/agricultural-and-human-sciences/ (01/30/2019 - lkw)




Agronomy
  SEE Crop Science, Soil Science






Anatomy, Physiology Sciences & Radiology
  SEE Veterinary Medical Sciences






Animal Ecology
  SEE Zoology






Animal Industry
  SEE Animal Science



An. Sci.

2


Animal Science






Animal Science & Poultry Science
  SEE Animal Science






Anthropology2007-Per degree website, program began in 2007: https://socant.chass.ncsu.edu/graduate/anthropology/




Applied Mathematics
  SEE Mathematics






Applied Physics
  SEE Physics



Arch.

varies

Design

Architecture (1st copy for Design Library, 2nd copy for Hill Special Collections, 3rd copy for Hill Stacks)



Art +
Design

varies

Design

Art + Design (1st copy for Design Library, 2nd copy for Hill Special Collections, 3rd copy for Hill Stacks)






Bacteriology
  SEE Botany



Biochem.

2


Biochemistry



Biomed.
Eng.

NA


Biomedical Engineering






Bioinformatics
  SEE Genomic Sciences



Biol. &
Agr. Eng.

2


Biological and Agricultural Engineering






Biology
  SEE Microbiology






Biomanufacturing USE Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center2017(?)-per email from the Graduate school 2/26/2018: "The BTEC isn't technically a department, but the name we use in our records is "Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center." 

Biomath.

2


Biomathematics






Botany
  SEE Plant Biology

1965-2006


Chem.
Eng.

2


Chemical Engineering



Chem.

2


Chemistry



Civil
Eng.

2


Civil Engineering






Clinical Sciences
  SEE Veterinary Medical Sciences



Commun.
Rhet. &
DigMedia

2


Communication, Rhetoric & Digital Media

2015-





Companion Animal & Special Species Medicine 
  SEE Veterinary Medical Sciences






Comparative Biomedical Sciences
  SEE Veterinary Medical Sciences






Computer Engineering
  SEE Electrical and Computer Engineering



Computer
Sci.

2


Computer Science



Computer
Net.

2


Computer Networking






Computer Studies (former name)
  SEE Computer Science



Counselor
Educ.

2


Counselor Education



Creative
Writing

N/A


Creative Writing



Crop
Sci.

2


Crop Science



Curric. &
Instruc-
tion.

2


Curriculum and Instruction






Design (not Ph.D.)
  SEE Architecture, Art + Design, Design & Technology, Graphic Design, or Landscape Architecture



Design.

3

Design

Design (Ph.D. only)
  (1st copy for Design Library, 2nd copy for Hill Special Collections, 3rd copy for Hill Stacks)



Des. &
Tech.

varies

Design

Design & Technology (1st copy for Design Library, 2nd copy for Hill Special Collections, 3rd copy for Hill Stacks)






Digital Learning and Teaching2014-2017per Grad School email 5/8/2019. After 2017, name changed to Learning Design and Technology. Students in program at time of name change had option of retaining program name or switching to "Learning Design..." - we may see ETDs using either form for the next few years (lkw 5/8/19)

Ecology.

2


Ecology



Econ.

2


Economics



Educ.

2


Education






Educational Administration and Supervision
  SEE Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development



Educ.
Leader-
ship.

2


Educational Leadership and Program Evaluation SEE

Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development

to 2015





Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development

2015-https://grad.ncsu.edu/programs/details/?program=ELP 

Educ.
Res. &
Pol. Anal.

2


Educational Research and Policy Analysis



Elec. &
Computer
Eng.

2


Electrical and Computer Engineering






Electrical Engineering
  SEE Electrical and Computer Engineering



English.

2


English






English Literature
  SEE English



Entom.

2


Entomology
  3rd copy to NRL



Envir.
& Molec.
Toxicol.

2
(3)

VML
Special
Collections

Environmental and Molecular Toxicology






Environmental Engineering
  SEE Civil Engineering



Family 
Life & 
Youth

3


Family Life & Youth Development






Fiber and Polymer Science
  SEE Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science



Fish. &
Wild.
Sci.

3


Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences






Food Animal and Equine Medicine
  SEE Veterinary Medical Sciences



Food
Bioproc.
& Nutri.

2


Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences






Food Science Products
  SEE Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences



Forest
Biomats.

3

NRL

Forest Biomaterials

2010-





Forest Management
  SEE Forestry & Environmental Resources






Forestry
  SEE Forestry & Environmental Resources



For.

3

NRL

Forestry & Environmental Resources






Functional Genomics
  SEE Genomic Sciences



Gen.

2


Genetics



Genomic
Sci.

2


Genomic Sciences



Geol.

2


Geology



Geospatial

Geospatial Analytics
https://grad.ncsu.edu/programs/details/?program=GA (added to list 4/2018 - lkw)

Graph.
Des.

varies

Design

Graphic Design (1st copy for Design Library, 2nd copy for Hill Special Collections, 3rd copy for Hill Stacks)






Geosciences
  SEE Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences



Guid. &
Personnel
Services



Guidance and Personnel Services



Health Oc.
Teacher
Educ.

2


Health Occupations Teacher Education






Higher Education Administration
  SEE Adult Education






Highway Engineering
  SEE Civil Engineering



Hist.

2


History






Horticultural Science
  SEE Horticulture



Hort.

2


Horticulture



Immunol.

2


Immunology
(1st copy for VML Special Collections, 2nd copy for Hill Special Collections, [3rd copy] for Hill Stacks)






Industrial Arts Education
  SEE Technology Education



Ind.
Design.

3


Industrial Design



Ind.
Eng.

2


Industrial Engineering






Industrial Management
  SEE Industrial Engineering






Industrial Organizational Psychology
  SEE Psychology






Industrial Psychology
  SEE Psychology



Land.
Arch.

varies

Design

Landscape Architecture (Master of)
(1st copy for Design Library, 2nd copy for Hill Special Collections, 3rd copy for Hill Stacks)






Learning and Teaching in STEM2019(?)-https://grad.ncsu.edu/programs/details/?program=LTS





Learning Design and Technology2017-

named "Digital Learning and Teaching" for 2014-2017 (per email from Graduate School, 5/7/2019 - lkw)

https://grad.ncsu.edu/programs/details/?program=LDT




Management
  SEE Economics and Business



Marine,
Earth &
Atm. Sci.

2
(3)

3rd copy for
NRL

Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences



Matls.
Sci. &
Eng.

2


Materials Science and Engineering



Math.

2


Mathematics



Math. &
Sci.
Educ.

2


Mathematics, Science & Technology Education



Mech. &
Aerospace
Eng.

2


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering






Mechanical Engineering
  SEE Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering






Meteorology
  SEE Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences



Micro-
biol.

2


Microbiology






Microbiology, Pathology & Parasitology
  SEE Veterinary Medical Sciences



Multi-
disc.
Studies

2


Multidisciplinary Studies



Natural
Resources

3

NRL

Natural Resources



Nucl.
Eng.

2


Nuclear Engineering



Nutrit.

2


Nutrition



Oc.
Educ.

2


Occupational Education






Occupational Information and Guidance
  SEE Occupational Education



Op. Res.

2


Operations Research



Parks,
Recr. &
Tour.
Mgmt.

3

NRL

Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management



Physics.

2


Physics



Physiol.

2


Physiology






Physiology Faculty
  SEE Physiology






Plant Breeding
  SEE Plant Pathology



Plant
Biol.

2


Plant & Microbial Biology

2014-





Plant Biology
  SEE Plant & Microbial Biology

2006-2014





Plant Ecology
  SEE Plant Pathology



Plant
Path.

2


Plant Pathology






Political Science
  SEE Political Science and Public Administration



Pol. Sci.
& Public
Adm.

2


Political Science and Public Administration

SEE Public Administration


Changed to Public Administration (date of change unknown) - lkw 4/14/2020

Poul.

2


Poultry






Poultry Science
  SEE Poultry






Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis
  SEE Educational Research and Policy Analysis



Psy.

3

LRL

Psychology






Public Administration
 


Changed from Political Science and Public Administration (date of change unknown) - lkw 4/14/2020 https://grad.ncsu.edu/programs/details/?program=PA




Recreation and Park Administration
  SEE Recreation Resources Administration



Recr.
Res.
Admin.

3

NRL

Recreation Resources Administration



Rur.
Soc.

2


Rural Sociology



School
Psy.

3


School Psychology






Science Education
  SEE Mathematics, Science & Technology Education



Soc.

2


Sociology






Sociology and Anthropology
  SEE Sociology






Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
  SEE Sociology



Soil
Sci.

2


Soil Science






Soils
  SEE Soil Science



Spec.
Educ.

2


Special Education



Stat.

2


Statistics






Teacher Education and Learning Sciences
https://grad.ncsu.edu/programs/details/?program=TELS

Tech.
Comm.

2


Technical Communication






Technology Education
  SEE Mathematics, Science & Technology Education



Tex. &
App.
Mgt.

3

Textiles

Textile and Apparel Management






Textile Chemistry
  SEE Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science



Tex. Eng.,
Chem. &
Sci.

3

Textiles

Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science



Tex.
Mgt. &
Tech.

3

Textiles

Textile Management and Technology
*MS Program ONLY!!!!!*



Tex.
Tech.
Mgt.

3

Textiles

Textile Technology Management
*PhD Program ONLY!!!!!*



Tex.

3

Textiles

Textiles






Toxicology
  SEE Environmental and Molecular Toxicology



Vet.
Medical
Sciences.

3

VML
Special
Collections

Veterinary Medical Sciences
(1st copy for VML Special Collections, 2nd copy for Hill Special Collections, 3rd copy for Hill Stacks)
*ALWAYS USE FOR VET MED THESES & DISSERTATIONS NO MATTER WHAT IS ON TITLE PAGE



Voc.
Educ.

2


Vocational Education






Wildlife Biology
  SEE Zoology






Wildlife Conservation and Management
  SEE Zoology



Wood &
Paper
Sci.

3

NRL

Wood and Paper Science
  Renamed Forest Biomaterials in 2010

-2010





Youth, Family and Community Sciences

SEE Agricultural and Human Sciences


Masters program in Agricultural and Human Sciences

Zool.

2


Zoology
  3rd copy to NRL



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