Carleton UniversityCarleton University
is a non-denominational co-educational university
. It was founded in 1942
as Carleton College
. The first degrees, in journalism
and public administration
, were awarded in 1946
. Property for the current site was acquired in 1952
. Carleton now offers undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees, and enrolls both full- and part-time students.
Past chancellors include Nobel laureate Gerhard Herzberg and former Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Lester Bowles Pearson.