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About the College of Arts and Sciences

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Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Fayetteville State University. FSU has a long history of empowering people through education and the faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences are proud to carry on that tradition. We offer high quality programs in an inclusive and nurturing environment. >> Read More

Our Mission

The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences is to provide high-quality, fiscally-sustainable, graduate and undergraduate academic programs in the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, which are both attractive and assessable to a diverse student body, which includes adult learners, military -affiliated students, and international students, as well as the more traditional first-time freshmen.  The college continues to expand opportunities for students with diverse needs by offering more flexible schedules by increasing the number of online, evening, and hybrid courses.  The College provides guidance and accountability for the academic departments and support units as they seek to improve their academic programs through strategic planning and assessment, as well as specialized accreditation and program review.  The College encourages the integration of high-impact practices, such as capstone courses and experiences, service learning and internships.  Through effective leadership and support for teaching, scholarship and service among the faculty, the College prepares students with 21st Century Skills of critical thinking, logical reasoning, communication, global awareness, and proficiency in their academic discipline.  The College strives to produce graduates who will be leaders in their chosen profession and/or will be successful in graduate or professional schools.  Through effective teaching, active scholarship, and community service, the College strives to fulfill the vision of Fayetteville State University to promote the educational, cultural, social, and economic wellbeing of citizens throughout North Carolina, the nation, and the world.

A Constituent Institution of The University of North Carolina