Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts.
Offering major and minor degree programs in Behavioral Sciences, Language and Literature, and Social Sciences, our outstanding faculty are here to prepare you for many opportunities.  Whether a bachelor’s degree will serve your career goal (law enforcement, government, teaching, for example) or you plan to pursue professional (counseling, law, medicine) or graduate-level studies (criminology, English, foreign languages, history), we have the faculty and advisors to guide you and the programs to challenge you.  For all our programs, a solid foundation in the University’s Liberal Arts 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

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

Friday, November 13, 2015

The Fairmont State University Department of Behavioral Sciences will host a 2015 Alumni Showcase on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

“This is the first time our department will have an event like this showcasing our Bachelor of Science alumni,” said Ann Shaver, Professor of Psychology.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

The National Security & Intelligence Program and the Open Source Intelligence Exchange at Fairmont State University are sponsoring “Bridging the Gap: Assessing Gender Imbalances in the National Security Field,” a panel discussion featuring industry experts.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

The One-Room Schoolhouse, a Fairmont State University campus landmark, remains a visible symbol of the University’s continued focus on teaching and learning. Located near the Bryant Street Entrance to main campus, the museum is a significant artifact of regional and educational history.

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