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
The Arts at Queens welcomes you to this this invitational exhibition, which explores the impact of the paston contemporary artists. View Event
The Center for Ethics and Religion presents the Witherspoon Lecture, featuring Rev. Dr. Anna Case-Winters, a professor of theology at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. She is a leader in global discussions about therelationship between theology and science. View Event
The Arts at Queens and Queens Theatre presents a performance by Queens students and directed by Dr. Kara Wooten. One of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, “As You Like It,” offers wit, romance, divided brothers and Rosalind, an inspiring female character who assumes a male identity after being banished by her uncle and falling for Orlando. View Event
The Arts at Queens presents the Trio Simkhe, which is Yiddish for "celebration," performs music connected to Jewish culture - Klezmer music, music from Yiddish theater, and music written by Jewish composers for the Broadway and concert stage. Sometimes referred to as "Jewish jazz," Klezmer music is rooted in eastern European lively dance tunes and was revived in the mid 1970s. View Event