Schools & Colleges
Queens University of Charlotte is a private, student-centered, comprehensive university with a diverse coeducational student body of more than 2,600.
The College of Arts and Sciences steeps students in the tradition of the liberal arts to prepare them for noble lives, productive careers and responsibly active citizenship in an increasingly diverse, technological and global society. It has 13 departments offering 29 undergraduate majors and 59 minors or pre-professional programs. The College also oversees the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program, the Honors Program, Internships and Career programs and foundational education for all associate and baccalaureate degree programs. It also is known for offering the Master of Fine Arts in creative writing, a unique low-residency graduate program.
The McColl School of Business educates students to become successful business and professional leaders who are competent, understand the importance of character and are committed to their communities. It prepares individuals for careers by providing high quality, innovative undergraduate and graduate business education, and offers a comprehensive set of educational programs and enrichment opportunities which serve as important educational resources for the Charlotte region and beyond.
The Knight School of Communication prepares consumers and creators of communication messages to become engaged citizens, advocates and leaders in the communities they serve. Graduates serve as leading practitioners in journalism, corporate and organizational communication, and in strategic business, community, civic and governmental leadership. The Knight School of Communication offers an undergraduate major in communication. Students learn to embrace change as a way of life in an always on world. With a foundation in the liberal arts, through practical use of technology and multimedia skills, and with an insistence on critical thinking skills, they are prepared to be fearless and confident about the years ahead.
The Wayland H. Cato, Jr. School of Education prepares culturally responsive educators who are leaders, experts in their fields and facilitators of learning for all students in a "community of respect." One of the school's most notable undergraduate elements is the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program, dedicated to recruiting talented high school graduates into the teaching profession and helping them develop the leadership qualities needed to succeed in the profession.
The Andrew Blair College of Health
was created in 2010 to help Queens expand its offerings to prepare students to work in the growing healthcare field. It is home to The Presbyterian School of Nursing which annually produces the largest number of nurses of any private institution in N.C. Several options are available at associate's, bachelor's and master's levels of study.