College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is home to fourteen academic departments, over 200 enthusiastic faculty, and about 3,000 of UNCP’s total undergraduate and graduate student body. Wherever you hope to go, whatever you plan to do, you can get there from here!

Our Mission

Education changes lives and UNCP offers a vibrant student experience that prepares you to be market-ready in a field of your choice. At UNCP you will be taught by professors in small class size settings where you receive the personal attention necessary to be equipped for the challenges of the 21st century. You will produce your own research, can engage in study abroad or other travel and internship opportunities, can attend and present at research conferences, and will network with employers and world class experts as you build bonds with fellow students and faculty that will last a lifetime. And because UNCP is part of the UNC system, you will be connected to a host of state-of-the-art resources which will help you on your way.

Your Experience

College life is a dynamic time and studying in the College of Arts and Sciences will offer a robust range of opportunities. You can pursue the challenges of creativity and performance in a wide array of visual, musical, or dramatic arts, explore the stimulating questions of the social and behavioral sciences, conduct lab-based research in the natural, applied, information, or health-based sciences, or dive deep into the humanities. Students can choose from a host of concerts, plays, athletic and extra-curricular events, join a wide array of service, academic, and social organizations, and sample as much or as little as they would like from a rich student life geared for the traditional and non-traditional student alike. Our classes meet on many different days and at convenient times and include in-class, discussion, seminar, hybrid, lab, online, independent study, service learning, and project-oriented courses and experiences. There is no place like UNCP!

Your Skills

As you navigate your way from freshman year to graduation, you will be acquiring the cutting edge experiences and skills employers look for in today’s world: digital, oral, and written presentation abilities, data formulation, retrieval, analysis, and interpretation, critical thinking and decision-making skills, all while working both independently and in groups at one of the most diverse universities in the South. Our undergraduate programs are designed to allow you to finish in four years, less if you transfer in credits or arrive with an Associate’s degree. Need to take a little more time because of the demands of work or family? We’ve got a plan for you too. Looking for an advanced degree? Check out UNCP’s dynamic Graduate School programs. 

Our Promise

The College of Arts and Science makes a simple promise: if you are ready to roll up your sleeves and get started, we will challenge you, encourage you, and equip you to be market-ready for the rest of your life. Welcome to UNCP and the College of Arts and Sciences. Let us know how we can help!

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