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Every student at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana is affected in some way by the College of Science, Technology, and Business. Its courses are found in every major area of study, and it provides part of the foundation for almost every curriculum at NSU. The College offers a large number of degree-producing programs in its many departments: Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Accounting, Family and Consumer Sciences, Computer Information Systems, Engineering Technology, Mathematics and Physical Science, and Veterinary Technology. Students can pursue a number of four-year and two-year degrees. There are several pre-professional programs to prepare students for entry into professional universities and an outstanding Aviation program. The College houses the University's ROTC (military science) program.
In addition to its academic departments, the College oversees a number of independent programs that provide vital services on both a university and state level:
The NSU Child and Family Network is a multifaceted program providing services for parents and their children, child care center caregivers and directors, family child care home providers, and employers in a 30 parish area throughout Central and North Louisiana. It is a part of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.
The Jove program is a highly selective scholarship program for students in the College of Science and Technology majoring in biology, chemistry, mathematics, or physics. Jove began as a Joint Venture with NASA and has since grown into a vital part of the educational experience for outstanding mathematics and science students at NSU.
NSU is the only affiliate university for Project Lead the Way (PLTW) in Louisiana. PLTW is an effective and creative STEM education program in the U.S. It successfully encourages middle and high school students to study in the STEM disciplines.