The College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education (The College) at WSSU engages in innovative teaching, robust research, and service to North Carolina, the nation, and the world. Uniquely blending the liberal arts with professional programs in business and education, The College offers a broad liberal education that prepares students to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
If you want to study in an intellectual environment that values collaboration across academic fields, appreciation for human diversity, and free and open inquiry in an ethically responsive manner, The College at WSSU is for you. Small class sizes, broad array of courses, extraordinary research opportunities, and outstanding faculty are hallmark here. The unparalleled educational experience will prepare you to undertake leading roles throughout society.
Faculties, Departments & Programs
The College at Winston-Salem State University offers over forty undergraduate majors and minors as well as select graduate programs in computer science, education, and business. The College is comprised of five faculties, which organize and govern the intellectual affairs of nineteen academic departments, eight research and teaching centers, the Diggs Gallery, and a number of interdisciplinary academic initiatives.
Support the College
The College is the heart of the Winston-Salem State University community. When you make a gift to The College you are demonstrating your commitment to our students and the importance of a liberal arts education for the 21st century.
The College Promise
The College Promise is extended to each student as they take up our institutional motto “Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve”. This promise is audacious, challenging and demanding. The world requires nothing less. Grounded in three overlapping principles, the College Promise reinforces the distinctiveness of our academic community and our shared values.
We promise a creative education that fully integrates the best of our intellectual traditions with the latest innovations in knowledge to fully prepare each student for life in a global society.
We promise a collaborative learning community networked together to advance the holistic development of each student so that they may reach the fullness of their potential.
We promise a committed faculty dedicated to the highest standards of teaching, scholarship, and service in the interests of advancing academic excellence and student academic success.
Education is not a question of mechanics; it is rather a question of ethics and morality. Education is primarily an effort to realize in man his possibilities as a thinking and feeling being.
Latest News for The College
September 15, 2017
As Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) celebrates its 125th anniversary, the university also welcomes 30 new faculty members.
September 15, 2017
Here are seven ways you can follow in the footsteps of WSSU’s founder while on campus.
September 15, 2017WSSU broke ground on a $53.3 million sciences building during a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 15. The building is one of the first funded through the NC Connect Bond approved by voters last year.
September 14, 2017Their achievements are so notable that we can feel their impact today.
September 08, 2017A new hype song, co-written by five WSSU students, is letting people know the Singing Rams are on the map, one student says. Check out their music video.
September 07, 2017
The Center for the Study of Economic Mobility will serve as a hub for faculty research, undergraduate student research scholarship and community outreach.
September 06, 2017
Dr. Andrea Patterson-Masuka, associate professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies, has been selected for the Whisenton Public Scholars Program, an initiative that investigates ways faculty from various disciplines can institute public scholarship and serve their local communities.
September 05, 2017
Dr. Stephanie Dance-Barnes, co-chair of the Department of Biological Sciences and associate professor at WSSU, has received the 2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM award.
August 21, 2017
Hundreds of students, ready with special viewing glasses, look up to the sky to view the historic eclipse.
August 15, 2017The first day of classes will also mark a rare celestial event, a total solar eclipse. Two viewings are planned at WSSU to give the university community an opportunity to safely view the eclipse, answer questions and talk to experts about the historic event.