Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts.
Offering major and minor degree programs in Behavioral Science, Language and Literature, and Social Science, our outstanding faculty are here to prepare you for many opportunities.  Whether a bachelor’s degree will serve your career goal (law enforcement, social work, teaching, for examples) or you plan to pursue professional (journalism, law, medicine) or graduate-level studies (criminology, English, foreign languages, history), we have the advisors to guide you and the programs to challenge you.  For all our programs, a solid foundation in the University’s Liberal Studies courses means you will develop the critical reading, writing, and thinking skills required for success in today’s “global village.” 

We’re ready to talk about the opportunities awaiting you.  Are you?



We invite you to explore our academic programs by clicking on the links below:

Behavioral Science Programs

Language and Literature Programs

Social Science Programs

Geography Program

Psychology Program

Sociology Program

English Program

English Education Program

Folklore Studies

French Program

Journalism Program

Journalism Education Program

Spanish Program

Spanish Education Program

Criminal Justice Undergraduate Program

Criminal Justice Graduate Program

History Program

National Security and Intelligence Program

Political Science Program

 

Contact Info

Dr. Deanna Shields, Dean
College of Liberal Arts
Room 230 Hardway Hall
Phone: 304.367.4161/367-4717
Fax: 304.367.4785
E-Mail: Deanna.Shields@fairmontstate.edu

FSUNow News

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Five Fairmont State University students were inducted into the Beta Omega Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the National English Honor Society on Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center.

The inductees were Daphne L. Beckwith, Velicia J. Darquenne, Sarah E. Garcia, Kaylee Kirkpatrick and Grace Y. Templeman.

​To qualify for this honor, students must be nominated by an English faculty member, then meet rigorous standards of academic excellence, including grade point average and satisfactory progress towards the degree.

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Monday, September 08, 2014

A 2004 graduate of Fairmont State, Alicia Matheny, has published her first book of poetry, “Quicksilver:  A Collection of Poems.”   

Matheny has published in the poetry journals Whetstone, Ceremony, Laurels, Thick With Conviction, and The Poet’s Haven. After earning her M.A. in English at Marshall University in 2007, Matheney has taught as an adjunct at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Technical & Community College. She lives in Clarksburg.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

West Virginia author Jayne Anne Phillips, who has received acclaim for her novel “Quiet Dell” and other works, will speak on the Fairmont State University campus on Thursday, Sept. 11.

The event, sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms. Admission is free and open to the public.

The following biographical information is from http://jayneannephillips.com/.

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