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, January 28, 2015

A Fairmont State University officer was among the 215 law enforcement officers who graduated on Dec. 19, 2014, from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Va.

Matt Swain is Deputy Chief of Police for the Department of Public Safety, which serves Fairmont State and Pierpont Community & Technical College.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Elizabeth A. Savage is a professor of English at Fairmont State University, where she also serves as poetry editor for Kestrel: A Journal of Literature & Art. The journal was founded in 1993 and has earned an excellent international reputation as a competitive and skillfully designed literary magazine. Three Cities will feature more about the journal in a future issue.

Her newest book, “Idylliad,” to be published in March 2015 by Furniture Press Books, a small press in Baltimore, is a collection of poems about West Virginia, encountered through homeric tropes.

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Friday, January 09, 2015

A total of 1,130 students have been named to the Dean’s List at Fairmont State University after completing the fall 2014 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 for the fall 2014 semester 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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