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.

A University On The Rise

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.

Cato 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 unshakable 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.

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.

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".

Learning Communities

Learning Communities provide outstanding opportunities to increase your academic success. 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.

Distance Education

You don't have to be on campus to join the 49er family. Our distance education programs make it possible to pursue your educational goals without coming to campus. Our online and off-campus programs offer opportunities that fit adult learners’ busy schedules. The University offers for-credit undergraduate and graduate programs via distance education and we invite you to discover how our programs can meet your needs. Please note that students residing outside the state of North Carolina should carefully review our programs and courses before applying for admission. The availability of our programs to students in other states depends on the home state's regulations. 

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 23 doctoral, 63 master's degree programs, and 45 graduate certificates 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.