Stats and Strengths
We study human thought and action in a high-tech context. Our faculty work at the forefront of intellectual innovation. Our degree programs help students develop critical-thinking skills to solve global problems.
600+ faculty and staff
Inside Our College
We offer 55+ undergraduate majors, 40+ undergraduate minors, 12 master’s degrees, five Ph.D. programs, three dual-degree honors programs and four graduate certificate programs.
10 Academic Units
- Foreign Languages and Literatures
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Philosophy and Religious Studies
- Social Work
- Sociology and Anthropology
- School of Public and International Affairs
Three Institutes and Centers
- Center for Family and Community Engagement
- Genetic Engineering and Society Center
- Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies
Research That Matters
- $37 million in sponsored research in the past five years
- 77% increase in research expenditures since FY ‘10
- Groundbreaking research in digital humanities
- Prestigious faculty fellowships through the Jefferson Science Program, Fulbright Scholar Program, Guggenheim Foundation, American Council for Learned Societies, Institute for Advanced Study and the National Humanities Center, among others
- Home to innovative initiatives such as the North Carolina Language and Life Project, Public Safety Leadership Initiative, Psychoeducational Clinic and the Critical Languages Training Center
- Home to the university’s first endowed center, the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies
- 14 distinguished professors; six endowed faculty chairs
- A campus leader in students who study abroad, and in faculty who lead study abroad programs
- 40% of undergraduates earn Dean’s List honors
- Student researchers have earned Fulbright, Boren, Goldwater, Gilman and other prestigious fellowships
- 50+ student organizations
- Internship opportunities with major corporations, governmental agencies, nonprofits and local businesses
- Student entrepreneurs who launch ventures for social change
- Our faculty set the pace for interdisciplinary collaboration, working with researchers across campus and with organizations around the world to address challenges related to biotechnology, big data, food insecurity and equity, sustainability and security, among other issues.
- Our academic offerings encourage students to expand their learning: check out our innovative Science, Technology and Society undergraduate degree and our unique Master of Arts in Liberal Studies graduate program.
- We extend our scholarship to the community, including through our Humanities Extension Program.
- Students engage with community partners, business leaders and entrepreneurs through internships, our Social Entrepreneurship Initiative and programs our own faculty and students create, such as Voluntarios Ahora en Raleigh (VOLAR)
Supporting the Future
- 124 endowments valued at $23.2 million in FY ‘20
- Private fundraising in FY ‘20: $1.7 million
- Think and Do the Extraordinary fundraising campaign progress: $31.7 million toward our college’s $35 million goal