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Carolina is distinguished from other major research universities – public and private – by its commitment to a rigorous, general education in the liberal arts and sciences for all undergraduates.

Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences excel in both teaching and research. Our curriculum includes special programs in which students work with top scholars in small seminars and one-on-one research projects, as well as a range of opportunities beyond the classroom including internships, service work and field seminars in the U.S. and abroad.

State funds and tuition pay only part of the costs to recruit and retain the best faculty and support the unique liberal-arts programs that are the hallmarks of the Carolina experience. It is private funds that sustain and enhance these extraordinary opportunities for students and faculty.

Through the generosity of many alumni and friends, the College of Arts & Sciences raised more than $387 million in private gifts to fund its highest priorities during the Carolina First campaign that ended December 31, 2007. The Arts & Sciences Foundation continues to raise funds for distinguished professorships, students, facilities and programs, ensuring that the nation’s first public university maintains and enhances its competitive advantage well into the 21st century.

Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends, the College of Arts and Sciences will continue to fulfill its mission to provide the best possible liberal-arts-and-sciences education for citizenship and leadership in our fast-changing world.

We encourage you to explore the many funding opportunities and priorities in the College described on the Arts and Science Foundation web pages.