Welcome to the

School of Arts and Sciences

A Brilliant Liberal Arts Education

Welcome to the School of Arts & Sciences at Carolina University. Our vibrant intellectual community will provide you with a brilliant liberal arts education that will challenge your minds and equip you with the tools for advanced studies or an array of professional careers.

We offer a growing catalog of degree programs that are united by a common thread: 21st century disciplinary knowledge and competencies built upon state of the art research about employment trends and workplace needs. Unlike other colleges with legacy programs, as a new school, we have the luxury of designing a curriculum based on actual employer demands. So, we built programs in partnership with potential employers and taking note of labor market projections about the jobs of the future. For instance, our new BA in Criminal Justice was designed from inception in partnership with the Sheriff of Forsyth Co., and equips graduates with skills necessary for the 21st century criminal justice environment.

Our teaching is student-centric and designed to develop the whole person. This means that you will learn in an intellectually robust but caring environment where you are not just a number but a real person. Our academics and staff will nurture your academic development whilst ensuring that you are well prepared for life after graduation.

The school's programs are taught in the dynamic city of Winston-Salem, in close proximity to the innovation quarter, and online. Students benefit from flexible delivery modes, experiential learning opportunities through internships and placements, and a variety of co-curricular activities.

Our approach to learning is also necessarily global: as an international university, we attract students and faculty from all parts of the world, engage in knowledge pursuit without geographic boundaries, and prepare graduates for global careers. Therefore, students will have the opportunity to pursue study abroad and other international learning avenues as a key part of all degree programs.

Finally, whether you are fresh out of high school or an adult learner, our affordable but high-quality degrees offer a massive competitive advantage.

We hope you will join our community to learn, develop new knowledge, and influence the future.

Featured Degrees

Criminal Justice


Interdisciplinary Studies



Looking Back at 2020 & Carolina University’s Forty Days & Forty Nights of Prayer


Charles Dickens once wrote of a season that he described as the best of times and the worst of times. That is apropos to our situation last year as 2020 was the worst year ever for many people and organizations, but in many ways, it was the best year ever for Carolina University. It didn’t […]

Commencement 2021 Update


Late last week, we received notice from Governor Cooper that we have permission to hold commencement exercises at Truist Field (Winston-Salem Dash Ballfield) on Saturday April 24, 2021 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. We will be celebrating both 2020 and 2021 graduates. This will be an outdoor event, so please pray for good weather. Of course, […]

Academic Spotlight: Moore School of Education


Action Research at Carolina University Author Dr. April Whitehurst Assistant Professor of Education The 2020-2021 school year has been like no other for educators.  Due to the  COVID-19 pandemic teachers have had to quickly learn to conduct classes online and to toggle between remote and in-person teaching, adapting to constant changes circumstances.   Teachers in […]

Criminal Justice at CU