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
November 30, 2017
Genuine Jazz WSNC 90.5 FM is airing at full power for the first time since the summer after the purchase of a new transmitter.
November 22, 2017WSSU's Department of Music will present the annual WSSU Holiday Concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, at K.R. Williams Auditorium on WSSU's campus.
November 22, 2017
The two-year grant will fund the development of Weight Matters, an 18-week program that will provide complimentary health screenings, exercise classes, incentives for participation, and a small stipend for the completion of all required program activities. Researchers are recruiting now for the program, which will begin in January.
November 21, 2017WSSU's new Center for the Study of Economic Mobility has awarded $60,000 in grants to support four faculty/student research projects that focus on identifying the barriers to economic mobility in Forsyth County.
November 14, 2017Continually ranked among the top investments for college students, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is also a major economic engine in the local and regional economy. WSSU is responsible for pumping more than $233 million into the North Carolina economy, according to a study commissioned by UNCF.
November 14, 2017The Red Sea of Sound received national exposure as their original theme song aired during ESPN’s “First Take," with co-hosts WSSU alumnus Stephen A. Smith '91 and Max Kellerman.
November 06, 2017
The Office of International Programs will celebrate International Education Week with events highlighting the international scope of WSSU, Nov. 13-16.
October 16, 2017The donation, through the sorority’s scholarship and Think HBCU programs, will benefit students majoring in education or mass communications.
October 05, 2017
Fans can help send WSSU's Red Sea of Sound marching band to the 16th annual Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase.
October 03, 2017William Gibson is one of 62 students nationwide selected to the 2017-18 class of White House HBCU All-Stars.