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MISSION STATEMENT:

The Mission of Fairmont State University is to provide opportunities for individuals to achieve their professional and personal goals and discover roles for responsible citizenship that promote the common good.

VISION STATEMENT:

Fairmont State University aspires to be nationally recognized as a model for accessible learner-centered institutions that promote student success by providing comprehensive education and excellent teaching, flexible learning environments, and superior services. Graduates will have the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind necessary for intellectual growth, full and participatory citizenship, employability, and entrepreneurship in a changing environment.

Using the links below, we invite you to explore the schools and colleges of Fairmont State University.

 

College of Liberal Arts

College of Liberal Arts:

By providing rigorous programs of study in the Behavioral Sciences, Language and Literature, and Social Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts fulfills its mission to engage students in pursuit of intellectual excellence and global awareness, bringing them to join with faculty mentors in the discoveries, both personal and professional, to be realized through Scholarship, Opportunity, Achievement, and Responsibility, Fairmont State’s core values.

 Learn more about what we offer,  the faculty and advisors who will help guide you through to graduation.

College of Science and Technology

College of Science and Technology:

Our mission is to promote effective student learning in science, math and technology and to prepare top-quality graduates for their future endeavors, including graduate study, employment or other personal goals.

Learn more about how to start your Science and Technology career here. 

School of Business

School of Business:

The School of Business at Fairmont State University is committed to delivering a quality business education through effective teaching in a caring learning environment that is responsive to the shared needs of students, employers, and the community.

 Learn more about our courses, concentrations and the Master of Business Administration program.

School of Education, Health & Human Performance

School of Education, Health & Human Performance:

We embrace our responsibility to do what we can do to enhance the educational, civic and economic life of children, families and communities in West Virginia.  We equally embrace the possibilities we can help to create for our program candidates and graduates wherever they may go, and for all communities with whom we partner in an increasingly globalizing world.

Learn more about our specializations here. 

School of Fine Arts

School of Fine Arts

The School of Fine Arts enhances student learning and the quality of life in our community through creative processes which reflect the human experience.

Learn more about how to get involved.

School of Nursing & Allied Health Admin

School of Nursing & Allied Health Administration:

The mission of the Fairmont State University Associate Degree Nursing Program is to provide quality nursing education to people in north central West Virginia and beyond.

The mission of the Fairmont State Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing Program is to offer quality nursing education to nurses in north central West Virginia and beyond.

The mission of the Fairmont State University Bachelor of Science Degree in Allied Health Administration is to provide health professionals quality education to become administrators in health care agencies in north central West Virginia and beyond.

Learn more about how we work with aspiring nurses who are already working but still want to pursue higher education.

Regents Bachelor of Arts Program

Regents Bachelor of Arts Program:

We provide opportunities for you to achieve your professional and personal goals by offering one of the most individualized courses of instruction you can get on campus.  The flexible, nontraditional curriculum, can be tailored for your career advancement.

Learn more about course work, credit equivalents and requirements.

Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies:

Choosing to pursue a Master's degree program at Fairmont State University represents a commitment to excellence, personal growth, and lifelong learning.  Our graduate programs are committed to a student-centered learning environment that emphasizes concrete experiences, intellectual discourse, and critical reflection.

Learn more more about which graduate studies program works for you.

Air Force ROTC

Air Force ROTC:

We provide opportunities for you to achieve your professional and personal goals by offering courses like Foundations of the United States Air Force, The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power, Air Force Leadership Studies. 

Learn more on how to sign up. 

Army ROTC

Army ROTC:

We provide opportunities for you to achieve your professional and personal goals by emphasizing leadership and excellence.  Students will learn the basic fundamentals of the US Army.

Learn more on how to sign up.

 

Academic News Stories

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Fairmont State Athletic Association is pleased to welcome eight new members to the Fairmont State Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, September 30, as a part of Homecoming weekend on the FSU campus.
 
The Class of 2016 includes Mike Arcure (Meritorious Service - athlete, coach, service), Rick Harris (Emeritus - baseball, football, swimming), Scott Hernon (men's swimming), Mike Kirby (wrestling), Thad McFadden (men's basketball), Nikki McGinnis-Crotty (women's basketball), Sidney Thomas (women's basketball) and Jason Trent (football).
 

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Alternative energy made an appearance at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College on Friday.

Asolar panel array was installed next to the library on the shared campus.

The solar panels are a result of a $10,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation. The FSU College of Science and Technology applied for a grant with the help of Dr. Don Trisel, dean of the college; Dr. Erica Harvey, a chemistry professor at FSU; andAmantha Cole, Title III project director for FSU. The grant was awarded in October of 2015, Trisel said.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

West Virginia’s 21 public institutions of higher education contributed approximately $2.7 billion to the state’s economy in 2014, according to a report released by the West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER). The research also showed that the public institutions supported 22,000 jobs.

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