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Dr. Michael Keeve, Dean

The College of Science, Engineering & Technology
Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia 23504

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NSU - Norfolk State University

Dozoretz National Institute for Mathematics & Applied Sciences


Dr. Aliecia R. McClain, Director

The Dozoretz National Institute for Mathematics and Applied Sciences (DNIMAS) was established in December, 1985. Its primary goal is to address the severe shortage of minority scientists by producing graduates who are capable of successfully completing graduate studies in the basic and applied sciences, however, the program is open to all students.

Graduates of the Institute will also be capable of entering medical or other professional schools. Successful completion of the DNIMAS program results in a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Optical Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, or a Bachelor of Science in Physics.

The DNIMAS program is unique. All of its students are supported by full, four-year scholarship/grant aid that is renewed on an annual basis. It represents a major commitment by Norfolk State University to provide the best possible education in the sciences for highly qualified and motivated students.

The program features: a four week pre-matriculation summer session, intensive science curricula, research internships, field trips, projects, career counseling, seminars, and a peer mentor-tutoring program.

Students are admitted to the DNIMAS Program for the Fall of each academic year. The deadline for applications for regular admission (FALL-2019) is December 15, 2018.
Applications to the DNIMAS program may be obtained by clicking "Applications (pdf)" , by calling (757) 823-2511 or:
 Director of DNIMAS
 Norfolk State University
 700 Park Avenue
 Norfolk, VA 23504

Students in the DNIMAS program may matriculate in one of the following curricula:

  • Applied Mathematics (DNIMAS)
  • Biology (DNIMAS)
  • Biology : Pre-Professional (DNIMAS)
  • Chemistry (DNIMAS)
  • Chemistry: Pre-Medicine (DNIMAS)
  • Computer Science (DNIMAS)
  • Computer Science/Engineering (DNIMAS)
  • Electronics Engineering (DNIMAS)
  • Optical Engineering (DNIMAS)
  • Physics (DNIMAS)
  • Physics: Computer Applications (DNIMAS)