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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Two Fairmont State University students recently attended the annual convention for the International English honorary society, Sigma Tau Delta. As it celebrates students who excel at writing, language and literature in English, the society has the ultimate goal to nurture literacy and mastery in English.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Fairmont State may be a relatively small school on a national scale, but one program at the institution has proven that it can compete at the absolute highest level.

This year, the criminal justice program from FSU went to Florida to compete in various competition and came home with eight awards.

“Every year we attend the National Criminal Justice Honor Society Conference, and this year it was in Orlando,” explained Marshal Sherry, graduate student in criminal justice from Fairmont State. “We go and compete every year.”

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Friday, March 13, 2015

For three years, the criminal justice students at Fairmont State University have won the crime scene competition at the national conference.

What makes this feat even more impressive is that they were doing it with less-than-stellar equipment.

“We were using the $30 point-and-shoot,” Marshal Sherry, a second-year graduate student in criminal justice, said. “It was just the bare minimum.”

The criminal justice program at FSU got a surprise Thursday when the Fraternal Order of Police from Fairmont presented them with a gift.

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