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College of Arts & Sciences

The mission of the College of Arts & Sciences is to draw on intellectual traditions to cultivate a life of integrity, foster inquiry, spark imagination, nourish the spirit, and prepare students to serve and to lead, embracing the challenges of a complex world.

Our vision is for the College of Arts & Sciences to be recognized as a catalyst for passionate curiosity, curricular innovation, collaborative scholarship, and creativity. We will serve the university and the community as an intellectual and cultural hub that connects the arts, sciences, and humanities.

Each and every one of us has potential, a unique potential that is all our own. Your job is to discover the potential within you, feed and nurture it, and bring it forth in all its glory. Your job is to thrive. Our job is to help you in your quest to fulfill your potential

How? By offering a unique educational experience that is personal and supportive with a challenging curriculum that goes way beyond the confines of the classroom walls, offered in an ideal location. Our learning environment features small class sizes, an award-winning faculty, low student-faculty ratio and a caring, close-knit community for support.

Our innovative interaction approach features a team-taught liberal arts curriculum that is a model for schools nationwide. It is coupled with an international program that sends almost 90% of our students overseas and an internship program that offers students more than 325 sites across Charlotte and abroad.

Our location offers you the best of both worlds: a compact and intimate campus in a tree-lined residential neighborhood only minutes away from the action and excitement of uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, one of the fastest-growing business and cultural centers in the nation. 

Put all these pieces together and you have the kind of university experience that will lead you to discover your unique potential.


From our beginning, Queens has offered a liberal arts curriculum - a curriculum that has grown throughout the years to include 28 majors and a healthy variety of concentrations. 

In 1979, we named this traditional liberal arts undergraduate program, the College of Arts and Science, making it fully co-educational in 1987. 

We adopted the innovative Core Program in 1989, and in the same year, established the John Belk International Program. Today, we continue to add to and enhance the undergraduate program in order to make the experience more unique for you.

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Malek Jandali '97 Attributes Success to Queens Education

Alumnus cites liberal arts as invaluable Read More

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Quest for Wonder

Ignoring Skeptics, Leigh Ann Henion Earned an MFA in Creative Writing, Then Wrote Her Story of Exploring the World Read More

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Alumnus Malek Jandali is Honored as a 2015 Great Immigrant - The Pride of America

Alumnus Malek Jandali is Honored as a 2015 Great Immigrant - The Pride of America Read More

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Dr. Suzanne Henderson to Participate in Teaching Interfaith Understanding Seminar

Dr. Suzanne Henderson to Participate in Teaching Interfaith Understanding Seminar Read More

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Queens Participates in the Washington Model for the Organization of American States

Queens Participates in the Washington Model for the Organization of American States Read More

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The Arts at Queens: New Horizons

This multimedia exhibition curated by Dr. Siu Challons-Lipton, chair of the Art Department, features works by Art faculty and includes ceramic sculpture, painting, photography, digital art, and interior design. View Event

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The Bechtler Ensemble in Concert

The Arts at Queens presents cellist Tanja Bechtler, founder and director of the Bechtler Ensemble Music Series, which offers performances that connect the historical and creative contents of music pieces to selected works of modern art from the Bechtler Museum.  View Event

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World Languages Film Series: "Hero (Ying Xiong)"

The Department of World Languages promotes cultural awareness through a semester-long series of thought-provoking films. View Event

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The Legendary Horowitz Piano and Faculty Recital

The Arts at Queens and Steinway Present the Legendary Horowitz and Faculty Recital. View Event

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