Academics

Hands-on approach to innovative learning and opportunities

  • Rigorous academic programs, evolving along with the world to provide culturally and technologically relevant education.

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7 Colleges 

  • 139 majors in 75 programs leading to Bachelor's degrees, 63 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.
     

Arts + Architecture

  • 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 

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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 
  • Access to over 300+ Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies in the region
  • Network with employers during professional events

View Belk College of Business website

Computing and 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

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
  • 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

Health and 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

View CHHS website

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

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.

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Accelerated Masters Programs
  • The Accelerated Master's Degree program allows exceptional high school students at UNC Charlotte the opportunity to complete the requirements for both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees at an accelerated pace - usually with just one additional year.

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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".

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Learning Communities
  • Students in learning communities enjoy taking a couple of courses together.
  • They connect their out-of-class experiences with their in-class experiences through programs and activities planned specifically for their community.
  • Benefits include: dedicated tutoring & mentoring, opportunity to form connections/study groups which often result in earning better grades, and interaction with faculty who are committed to providing additional experiences outside of the classroom.

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Graduate School

  • Offers 24 doctoral, 63 master's degree programs, and 45 graduate certificates
  • 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.

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