College of Arts & Sciences
Time Honored. Forward Thinking.
In the liberal arts tradition, Queens offers academic programs designed to pique curiosity, engage the imagination, encourage questions, and prepare students for leadership in a complex world. Queens' College of Arts and Sciences strives to serve the university and the community as an intellectual and cultural hub that connects the arts, sciences and humanities.
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) believes strongly in nurturing every student's potential, enabling them to thrive in the classroom and into the future. CAS offers a unique educational experience: small classes, challenging and innovative curriculum, research opportunities, sense of community, award-winning faculty -- in the heart of a dynamic city. A cornerstone of Queens' academic model is the John Belk International Program and a robust internship program, which is another unique edge CAS has over peer schools.
To meet the ever-changing demands of the professional landscape, CAS has grown to include 13 departments, 31 majors and a wide variety of minors and concentrations.
"Being exposed to different styles of learning -- while meeting people from all over the world -- has given me a more robust outlook on life as a world citizen and member of the Queens family."
- Crockett Sewell '17
Conceptual Era Places Emphasis on Liberal Arts
The new era we've entered-the conceptual era-shows that the STEM versus arts debate might be a false dichotomy. This era bridges the brain divide, encouraging the development of rightbrained traits that benefit left-brained fields. Read More
Dr. Commins Named Engaged Faculty Scholar for 2016-17
This month two faculty members in the North Carolina Campus Compact network will begin one-year terms as Engaged Faculty Scholars. Dr. Margaret Commins, an associate professor of political science at Queens University of Charlotte, and Dr. Cara Kozma, an assistant professor of English at High Point University, will be the Compact's Engaged Faculty Scholars for the 2016 - 2017 academic year. Read More
Artist Studio Project in collaboration with Queens University of Charlotte’s Everett Library, the Center for Latino Studies and the Department of World Languages is looking for literary writers, poets and songwriters inspired by the themes and topics explored in the literary masterpiece of 100 Years of Solitude written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez to commemorate the 50 years of its publication. Submissions are due January 31, 2017. View Event
Join The Center for Latino Studies as we look at the diaspora in three phases: colonial rule, when Spanish authorities sought to suppress Jewish immigration under Inquisition-era laws; the nineteenth and early twentieth century, when mass immigration from Europe into Latin America's newly independent nations boosted the Jewish population, and contemporary Latin America. View Event
Border Matters and Fluid Identities: Dissident Latina/o American Narratives of the 21st Century Speaker, Oswaldo Estrada
Focusing on a very recent Latina/o American production of novels, short stories and chronicles, published over the last 15 years in Latin America and also in the United States, in this presentation Dr. Estrada will analyze identity construction in hybrid zones, transculturation, otherness, and the dark side of the "American Dream." View Event