About Us

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is an academic community engaged in advancing the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge in the traditional areas of liberal arts and sciences and in emerging areas of study. As a community focused on learning and teaching, we are guided by an unshakeable commitment to humanistic values and ethical conduct, by a creative and entrepreneurial frame of mind and by an awareness of the global context in which the university exists.

As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses:

  • 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, physical sciences and military sciences
  • 25 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs
  • 8 doctoral degrees
  • 24 master's degrees
  • 12 graduate certificates
  • 32 undergraduate degrees
  • 50 undergraduate minors
  • 22 honors programs. 

The Power Of Diversity

Our disciplines are as diverse as our students. Our many departments, applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs unite behind the shared goal of educating critical and imaginative thinkers through inquiry and engagement. We encourage students to dream big, to challenge themselves, to take risks, to be successful. We cultivate leadership, self-confidence, persistence and responsiveness in a world increasingly characterized by diversity and change. Undergraduate and graduate students of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are expected to leave behind the confines of their comfort zones, to embrace unfamiliar concepts and to think critically and creatively.

We are committed to developing an inclusive environment where diversity, in all its forms, is valued and incorporated in the full range of college activities. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is uniquely situated to contribute to a diverse university community, as diversity is the foundation on which we are built. Our academic departments and degree programs, by their very nature, support and promote a rigorous examination and understanding of the multicultural world in which we live today.

Award-winning Faculty

Our award-winning faculty are intellectual leaders who engage in research that advances knowledge in their fields and improves our world. They are passionate about their teaching and about encouraging a spirit of exploration and learning. Our faculty and students work within our local, national, and global communities to find creative and innovative solutions to contemporary issues.

The college promotes high ethical standards in all aspects and is built upon a foundation of diversity and inclusion. Our academic departments and degree programs, by their very nature, support and promote a rigorous examination and understanding of the multicultural world in which we live today. Diversity, in all its forms, is valued and incorporated in the full-range of college activities.

Our students stretch their innate talents as they explore new concepts and gain a solid grounding in liberal arts and sciences and in emerging fields of study. By the time our students graduate, they are prepared for leadership and service and equipped with the tools for success, wherever they choose to live and work.