Stats and Strengths

The Heart of UNC Greensboro

As the university’s largest and most diverse academic unit, the College of Arts & Sciences represents the breadth and depth of intellectual opportunity at UNCG. With our many departments, commitment to inclusivity, and cutting-edge research, our students and faculty create a big impact on the world around us.

Explore our top-ranked programs and major strengths here.

Our Top Ranked Programs


PhD program in English ranks No. 3 in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report (2022).


MS in Sustainability and Environment ranks No. 10 in the nation by Academic Influence (2022).


Online Philosophy degree program ranked No. 8 in the nation by Best Value Schools and No. 3 in the nation by Best Colleges (2021).


Anthropology bachelor’s degree ranks No. 21 in the nation by Grad Reports (2020).


Master’s in Sociology program ranks No. 38 in the nation and No. 1 for master’s programs with a criminology focus, by Intelligent (2021).


PhD program in History ranks No. 3 in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report (2022).

our strengths


$10.1M in External Research Funding

Funded by competitive national grants, our faculty conduct cutting-edge research alongside both undergraduate and graduate students.

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55% Students of Color

Strong diversity initiatives bring rich perspectives to our classrooms, faculty rosters, and research endeavors. A further 45% of our students are first-generation college students.

Breadth of study

27 Departments and Programs

The major contributor to the University’s general education curriculum, our faculty teach 50% of all undergraduate credit hours.

Find your way here.

You can benefit from our interdisciplinary studies, diverse perspectives, and cutting-edge research. Join the College of Arts & Sciences for our next semester of classes.