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More freshmen have chosen UNC Charlotte this year than ever before. A big part of that comes from our commitment to providing rigorous and demanding academic programs, and from our dedication to evolving along with the world to create culturally and technologically relevant education. If you make the same level of commitment to your studies, you will leave UNC Charlotte with a solid foundation on which to Stake Your Claim.

Academics

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College of Arts + Architecture
Combines Architecture, Art & Art History, Dance, Music and Theatre disciplines to collaborate, expand programs, reach new audiences, research and develop a new generation of leaders.

Belk College of Business
Offers outstanding business education programs in a variety of disciplines. We are fortunate to be located in Charlotte, one of the country's fastest-growing cities and one of the most exciting financial services centers in the world. The Belk College is one of the largest business programs in the Carolinas.

College of Computing and Informatics
Is a recognized leader for competitive, innovative and market-responsive computing and informatics education. We develop focused, trend-setting research excellence with national and international recognition, and are recognized as the leader and go-to place for partnerships and collaborations.

College of Education
Offers undergraduate programs in Child & Family Development, Elementary, Middle Grades, Special Education and Secondary Education with a variety of concentrations available. If you wish to prepare for the challenging, meaningful, and rewarding careers of teaching, counseling, and educational leadership, we invite you to explore the exciting programs in the College of Education.

College of Health and Human Services
Is comprised of these academic units: the Department of Kinesiology, the Department of Public Health Sciences, the Department of Social Work and the School of Nursing, with a focus on achieving excellence in teaching, research and service. There are a variety of nursing paths offered for earning degrees in nursing. We offer graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificate programs.

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.

Lee College of Engineering
Is a community of students, faculty and industry partners who study, design, research and build together. From the bachelor's to the doctoral level, college of engineering students participate in experiential, hands-on projects while learning to visualize, design, create, build and apply. Engineering is a rigorous program of study, requiring expertise in math. Students may be admitted directly to their major of choice if they meet specific requirements for Engineering.

University College
Serves all undergraduate students in all of the academic colleges that make up the academic community through the General Education program. This curriculum reflects this university's commitment to the principles of a liberal arts education; a broad training that develops analytic, problem solving and communications skills; and also awareness of bodies of knowledge and new perspectives that prepare students for success in their careers and communities in the 21st century. Students who are undecided in their major choice will benefit from the advising services in University College until they declare a major at the University.

The Honors College
Offers academically talented, enthusiastic, motivated students many of the personal and intellectual advantages of a small liberal arts college within the diversity of a large university. The emphasis is on seminars, intensive reading, writing and discussion in which reasoned self-expression and critical thinking are valued and rewarded. The Honors College is comprised of several distinct programs, each with their own standards for admission and requirements for graduation.

Pre-Health Majors
Students interested in pursuing a healthcare-related professional degree following their undergraduate program are considered "Pre-health" students. In order to reach this goal, the student must complete academic prerequisites and extracurricular requirements to prepare for an application to the professional school. We refer to this as following a "pre-health track".

J. Murrey Atkins Library
Atkins Library recently launched a new mobile app offering some of the library's most valuable services: get subject-specific librarian help, search the catalog, and locate an available computer. With a writing resource center, copy center and quiet study areas, you'll find the library a great resource for all your study needs.

Graduate School
Offers 18 doctoral and 62 master's degree programs in 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.