How do we prepare you for whatever the future holds? By teaching you to think critically, learn from experience, and apply insights to the challenges of an ever-changing world. Along what we call the Queens Path, we create a learning environment where all Royals—regardless of major—develop five attributes that prepare them to be as engaged and active in their communities as they are in their career.
Along the Queens Path, these five attributes are cultivated through a suite of core learning experiences, including a unique and creative General Education program, civic engagement in classes, life-changing study abroad experiences with funding provided, internship courses for every student, and faculty mentorship.
Your journey along the Queens Path will equip you with the skills and know-how to rise to every occasion.
Our classroom culture.
How is learning at Queens different? Let’s break it down.
Queens Ethos of Discovery
So, what does that actually mean? Queens ethos of discovery is a mindset. It describes the feel of our learning environment—which is supportive and encourages students to think critically and have open dialogue—in and out of the classroom.
We don’t just want you to scratch the surface of a few random subjects, so you’ll get to choose from different learning communities (groups of classes that focus on examining one topic from various different lenses). This will allow you to develop a deep and real-world understanding of some of society’s most complex issues.
Regardless of your program of study, you’re in good hands at Queens. In fact, 96% of our traditional undergraduates are employed, in graduate school, or participating in service work compared to the national average of 50.2%. (cnbc.com)
Research is what propels us forward.
Not just as a school or as individuals, but also as a community. At Queens, we serve our city by using our platform to share our innovative work and pave the way for a better future. Students of all majors can work closely with faculty to conduct research, finding big answers to society’s most pressing questions.
Your future findings will make a particularly strong impact in Charlotte because of our partnerships with community organizations. In short, you’ll be tackling real-life issues.
How do we help you succeed?
Through a combination of hard work and resources like our Vandiver Career Center, our students are destined for success. Check out a few of our top resources to help students fulfill their personal and professional goals.
Queens to Charlotte Career Pipeline
Charlotte is the 15th largest city in the U.S. and it ranks 20th for job growth by Forbes, which means that you’ll be graduating into an environment full of opportunities.
The perks of being a smaller school.
Our average class size is 16 students, so your professors will actually know your name. Here are the award-winning, brilliant educators who will teach and support you through your time at Queens and beyond.
Thrive in class.
We will prepare you to think critically, learn from experience, and apply insights to the challenges of an ever-changing world. We are committed to helping you—no matter your major. With every course and every learning experience in and out of the classroom, we prepare you to step up. Together, we rise.