Academics

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We are a respected academic institution made up of seven colleges offering 171 undergraduate majors in 77 programs leading to Bachelor's degrees, 65 Master's degrees, and 24 Doctoral degrees.

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7 Academic Colleges and More

Charlotte offers 171 majors in 77 programs leading to Bachelor's degrees, 65 Master's degrees and 24 Doctoral degrees. Students in every academic field are challenged to apply their studies through real-world, immersive experiences in and beyond the classroom through research, internships, and community programs.

 

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College of Arts + Architecture

  • The architecture program is one of only two of its kind in NC
  • Discover your inner artist by honing your creative skills and exploring your interests
  • Think outside of the box and solve design problems 
  • Reconsider how you think, live, and interact with your environments 

View CoA+A website

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Belk College of Business
  • One of the largest business programs in the Carolinas 
  • Accredited by the AACSB, a recognition awarded to fewer than 5% of business colleges in the nation 
  • Network with employers during professional events

View Belk College of Business website

STEM student works with Computing and Informatics technology
College of Computing & Informatics
  • Largest technology program in North Carolina
  • 1 of 6 of its kind in the nation
  • Choose from 10 degree concentrations 
  • Specialize in new areas such as: Cybersecurity and Data Science, Bioinformatics, Human-Computer Interaction, and Software Engineering

View CCI website

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Cato College of Education
  • Top 2 producer of teachers in NC
  • Learn to teach passionately and creatively
  • Teaching, counseling, and educational leadership
  • Starting with your first semester, you will be placed into a variety of K-12 classrooms to develop your hands-on skills to become a well-experienced teacher, counselor, or administrator

View College of Education website

Engineering student welds a part in the motorsports lab
The William States Lee College of Engineering
  • Get hands-on your first year working on state-of-the-art equipment to design and build projects 
  • Team up with partner companies to tackle real-world industrial projects such as bomb-detecting robots or high-pressure piping systems for nuclear plants
  • 23 academic programs of study

View Engineering website

 

Students research in the clinical health lab
College of Health & Human Services
  • Get hands-on training and experience with state-of-the-art simulation labs, equipped hospital room labs, and biodynamics equipment 
  • As the health services industry continues to grow, graduating students in these fields are in high demand
  • Interested in our Nursing Program? Learn more about eligibility, curriculum and components here.
  • If you are interest in a Pre-Health profession, please visit our Pre-Health Majors for additional information related to pursuing your degree.

View CHHS website

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College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Choose from a large array of undergraduate majors within the traditional arts and sciences 
  • Learn to think critically and act compassionately, working alongside professors and fellow students in the classroom, research settings, and in the community
  • 35 academic programs of study + interdisciplinary programs 

View Liberal Arts & Sciences website

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The University College
  • If you aren’t sure what major you want to study, our academic advisors will advise you along the way as you experience different subjects
  • Get advice and support to make your decision and make it a success

View University College website

The Honors College
  • Engage in academic and cultural topics more deeply through smaller discussion-based and writing-based classes.
  • Participate in community service projects, study abroad, and social events
  • Gain professional development by conducting and presenting a research project with a faculty mentor.

View Honors College website


Other Academic Features

Date Science is at the forefront of industry in the 21st century, as more and more companies and academic disciplines rely on data-driven research, decision making, and visualizations. 

As a program rooted in a four-college partnership, students who complete the major in data science will have the ability to apply theories and technologies to problems in domains across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Are you ready to be equipped with knowledge of programming and gain statistics experience to become an innovator in the field of data science? View the School of Data Science website to learn more.

With a best-in-class offering of more than 200 programs geared toward working adults, our School of Professional Studies can help you!

For students who need a flexible option to continue their education, the School of Professional Studies offers online and professional credit programs, degree programs and graduate certificates.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Determine your path by viewing the School of Professional Studies website.

Our Graduate School offers 24 doctoral, 65 master's degree programs and 45 graduate certificates.

Graduate students can choose from a wide variety of fields and specialties ranging from architecture, biomedical engineering, computing, engineering and health administration to history, teacher education, creative writing, business, nursing and social work. 

Learn more about graduate programs and admission requirements by visiting the Graduate School website.

Academically talented high school seniors are encouraged to apply for admission to an Accelerated Master’s Program and begin work toward both graduate and baccalaureate degrees in the freshman year. Apply for admission through the Undergraduate Office of Admission.

Charlotte’s Learning Community Program has transformed the way students live, learn, and succeed in their academic endeavors for over a decade.

Students in Learning Communities connect their out-of-class experiences with their in-class experiences through programs and activities planned specifically for their community. These students also benefit from dedicated tutoring, the opportunity to form study groups and interact with faculty.

If you are interested in joining a Learning Community, we encourage you to explore the communities included in our program and apply online!