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

Monday, October 10, 2016

Three Honors students have been selected as presenters during the 51st annual conference to be held by the National Collegiate Honors Council in Seattle, Wash., on Oct. 12-16.

The conference highlights student and faculty research presentations from across the nation and provides training and development for honors program administrators. Sherman Alexie, poet, filmmaker and best-selling author, will provide the plenary session on Friday.

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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Coming one day after the annual opening of the U.S. Supreme Court, a roundtable is planned to address why the United States Supreme Court and the justices who serve on it matter. It will be one of the activities planned to complement this year’s common reader selection, Justice Sonia Sotomayor's autobiography “My Beloved World.”

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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

The Fairmont State University College of Liberal Arts and the Faculty Welfare Committee are hosting a community panel to discuss the issue of individuals possessing and concealing firearms on college campuses on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

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