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University College

The NC State University College is an incubator for interdisciplinary programs and is home to academic units and programs that are designed to engage every undergraduate student.

University College collaborates with colleges and departments across campus to provide innovative, experiential learning opportunities, centralized curricular and cross-curricular programs, academic support, and resources that help students become engaged global citizens.

It embodies the NC State motto of “Think and Do.” Students choose from a wide variety of academic minors and programs in the arts, health and wellness, military studies, and leadership. Or, they can take advantage of hands-on learning opportunities outside of the classroom—and get the funding needed to back those pursuits. University College supports cutting-edge, undergraduate research as well as unique study abroad experiences through partnerships in Prague and other destinations across the globe.

All NC State students are part of the special University College community. Students have the opportunity to connect and form lifelong friendships with peers in their field through Living and Learning Villages as well as the Honors and Scholars program. There are also countless teams, ensembles, and extracurricular activities and events to keep students engaged and connected throughout their experience.

Minors and Certificate Programs

Your interests are broad, and your studies should reflect that. University College allows you to explore academic options outside of your college. Do you aspire to be an engaged global citizen? Consider the Global Perspectives Certificate. If music is your chosen form of expression, the Department of Music allows you to earn course credit while doing what you love.