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. Our college is populated with faculty and staff who fully embrace the student-focused mission of Fayetteville State University. I am proud to be the Dean of a College with such hard working and dedicated people.
The College of Arts and Sciences currently includes the Departments of Sociology, Government and History, Performing and Fine Arts, English, World Languages and Cultures, Social Work, Nursing, Mathematics and Computer Science, Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Physics, Psychology, Communication, and Criminal Justice. Within the Department of Communication, the College also includes the FSU Telecom Center, which includes WFSS 91.9 FM National Public Radio Station, Bronco-iRadio student radio station, and The Voice, the FSU student newspaper.
The College of Arts and Sciences provides academic programs which are of high quality, attractive, and accessible. CAS offers baccalaureate degrees in the arts, humanities, biological sciences, and social sciences. We continue to strive to make a high quality college education more accessible, especially to our military partners and adult learners, by expanding our online and distance learning course offerings and by establishing articulation agreements with North Carolina Community Colleges and universities throughout the world. Fayetteville State University is the only university in the system to offer dual enrollment programs with North Carolina Community Colleges. Dual enrollment ensures a smooth and predictable transition for transfer students in those selected programs. The College offers a number of undergraduate online degree completion programs, including Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, Fire Science and the RN to BSN program. Finally, we have a strong commitment to community service and using our knowledge and research to create a better world. We lead the university by enhancing many of our courses with service learning opportunities and learning communities.
The College of Arts and Sciences also has a number of graduate programs. We offer master’s degrees in Biological Sciences and Teaching Biological Sciences, Social Work, Mathematics and Teaching Mathematics, Psychology (counseling and experimental), Sociology, and Criminal Justice. The Master of Science Degree program in Criminal Justice can be attended either completely online, face-to-face or a combination of both.
In addition to being accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, we have a number of programs with specialized accreditation, including Music, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Nursing, and the Master of Social Work. We continue to seek specialized accreditation in all programs which have such accreditation available.
I hope you will choose to join us in our journey to empower people through education and improve the quality of life of all the members of our society.
Have a great day,
David E. Barlow, Professor and Dean
College of Arts and Sciences
Fayetteville State University