The mission of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is to provide educational programs and services that promote and support excellence in teaching and innovative scholarship in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The college has a collegial and distinguished faculty and staff who offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to a diverse student body. Through effective teaching, active scholarship, and service, the college supports Fayetteville State University to promote the educational, cultural, social, and economic wellbeing of citizens throughout North Carolina, the nation, and the world.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences includes the Departments of Communication, Languages, and Cultures; Criminal Justice; English: Literature, Teaching, Pre-Law, and Creative & Professional Writing; Intelligence Studies, Geospatial Sciences, Political Science, and History; Performing and Fine Arts; Psychology; Sociology and Interdisciplinary Studies and the School of Social Work. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers baccalaureate degrees in areas including the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The college offers a number of undergraduate online degree completion programs in Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Psychology.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences also has a number of graduate programs. We offer master's degrees in Social Work, Psychology (counseling and experimental), Sociology, and Criminal Justice. The Master of Science Degree program in Criminal Justice is offered online, face to face, or a combination of both.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences Office of Academic Advising serves many purposes, including the initial transfer equivalency review and advising of all transfer students interested in majors in the college, the coordination and initial advising of all online students in the college, initial advising of undeclared majors as they transition from University College, provide backup and support for faculty academic advisors in the college, and actively engage in all recruitment and advising activities such as First Steps and Open House.