College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Fayetteville State University is a vibrant collection of academic units, relevant to the twenty-first century and dedicated to empowering you through education to achievement of lifelong success.

We provide high-quality undergraduate academic programs in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, as well, as graduate programs in the social sciences, which are both attractive and accessible to a diverse student body. We prepare you for the challenges of the twenty-first century with competencies in critical thinking, communication, and global awareness.


Dean's Message

Marcus Cox
Marcus S Cox, MBA, PhD

Welcome to the beginning of your higher education journey! I am honored and blessed to serve as the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Fayetteville State University. Home to over 2,000 students and nearly 200 faculty, the college is the largest academic unit at the University and is crucial to institutional success. On behalf of our faculty, staff, and alumni, I want to thank you for choosing to study at one of North Carolina’s premier higher education institutions. In the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, we are first and foremost committed to the success and support of our students. Our talented and amazing faculty are eager to engage you while helping you develop a strong sense of social responsibility as well as strong transferable intellectual and practical skills. This includes communication, analytical, and problem-solving abilities, and a demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and deductive reasoning to real-world problems. Here in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, we offer the essential skills and tools of effective leadership!

I encourage you to take a close look at our undergraduate and graduate academic programs in the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences. The College’s eight academic programs and two ROTC units are designed to empower you for professional success in the twenty-first century. If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to you becoming a valued member of the Bronco family.


Our Mission

The mission of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is to provide educational programs and services that promote and support excellence in teaching and innovative scholarship in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Our 8 Programs

The College's eight academic programs and services are both attractive and accessible to a diverse student body, including first time freshmen, transfer students, adult learners, military-affiliated students, and international students. To facilitate degree attainment and life long success, the College enhances opportunities for students with diverse needs by offering professional academic advising and mentoring. The College provides guidance and accountability for its 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.


How We Prepare You

The College encourages the integration of high-impact practices, such as capstone courses and experiences, service learning and internships into degree programs. 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 produces graduates who will be leaders in their chosen profession and/or will be successful in graduate or professional schools. By creating an enabling environment to ensure effective teaching, active scholarship, and community service, the College fulfills the vision of Fayetteville State University to promote the educational, cultural, social, and economic well-being of citizens throughout North Carolina, the nation, and the world.


Dean's Leadership Team

Dr. Quienton Nichols
Dr. Quienton Nichols
Associate Dean
Dr. Miriam DeLone
Dr. Miriam DeLone
Assistant Dean
Ms. Michelle Saunders
Ms. Michelle Saunders
Marketing and Outreach Manager
Ms. Leta Brown-Dieujuste
Ms. Leta Brown-Dieujuste
Executive Assistant