Students

When you join the community that is the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, you will find a place of exploration and discovery. Here, you will be challenged to think more broadly and more deeply than probably ever before. You will learn to think critically and to act compassionately, working alongside your professors and fellow students in the classroom, in research settings and in the broader community. You can gain the insights you need to confront your preconceived notions and move beyond your comfort zones.

Our students engage in experiences that help them develop as creative and imaginative thinkers and engaged citizens in a world increasingly characterized by diversity and change. You will grow as a leader, ready to make a difference now and in your future.

With a major in CLAS, you will find you can:

  • Think critically and analyze complex situations.
  • Solve problems efficiently and effectively.
  • Speak persuasively with a variety of audiences.
  • Translate data into useful knowledge.
  • Write coherent explanations and arguments.
  • Collaborate with teams and lead from within.
  • Do research and analysis using state-of-the-art methods and technologies.
  • Interact with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Cast a wide net for career and life opportunities.
     

student opportunities

Students can find diverse options for academic and personal development, including through learning communities, academic organizations and success seminars. Academic clubs and organizations provide another way for you to become involved. Many College academic departments offer honors programs, in addition to the University Honors Program. Engagement opportunities feature leadership roles, volunteerism choices and special talks and seminars to help you grow your knowledge and skills as you prepare for your future. Among the offerings:

  • Learning Communities
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Internships
  • Honors Programs
  • Education abroad
  • Experiential Learning
  • Service Learning and Outreach
  • Academic Student Organizations
  • Leads (Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Applied, Development, Skills)
     

Student News

Biology Doctoral Student Grows Impact Through Research

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As biology doctoral student Farida Yasmin advances her research into the wild soybean and its potential to address worldwide food scarcity, she continues to grow her impact and her knowledge. Most recently, she has received new funding for her work, was named one of 16 young plant scientists worldwide to attend elite training, and was a co-author on an academic paper.
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Student Bonner Leader Honored For Community Service

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UNC Charlotte junior Rebecca De Luna has been recognized for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities that are committed to community engagement. She is a psychology major in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
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Senior Neariah

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Senior Neariah Mandisa-Drummond is the 2019 recipient of the John H. Barnhill Civic Trailblazer Award. While at UNC Charlotte, Mandisa-Drummond - a Communication Studies and Spanish major in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - has developed a passion for serving people as a member of the institution’s inaugural class of Bonner Leaders.
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CLAS Doctoral Students Take Top Spots in 3MT Contest

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Three College of Liberal Arts & Sciences graduate students earned the first, second and third-place places at UNC Charlotte's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.
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Constitution Day To Feature Reading of The Constitution

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The U.S. Constitution may seem like a dusty, dry document with no relevance to people’s lives today. Now, members of the UNC Charlotte community have a chance to regain the knowledge that was lost after that test - and to gain a better understanding of the Constitution’s impact on our lives, at the University's annual Constitution Day event.
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