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, January 13, 2017

A total of 1,254 students have been honored for their academic achievement at Fairmont State University after completing the fall 2016 semester.

Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, has released the Dean’s List and the President’s List to recognize high-achieving students for their academic distinction. Full-time students who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the President’s List.                

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Fairmont State University is meeting the challenge of educating professionals in a variety of fields including architecture, criminal justice, business and multiple areas within the field of education. Many fields that once employed graduates with bachelor’s degrees now prefer to hire those with master’s degrees. Choosing to pursue a master’s degree program at FSU represents a commitment to excellence, personal growth and lifelong learning.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Two Fairmont State University Department of Language and Literature faculty members will read from their work from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Joe N’ Throw, 323 ½ Adams St., Fairmont.

Donna J. Long and Elizabeth Savage both serve as editors of FSU’s Kestrel literary journal.

Long’s poems have been published or are forthcoming in The Fourth River, Clockhouse, Southern Review, Appalachian Heritage and many other journals. She has served as Editor-in-Chief of Kestrel since 2008.

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