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.

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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.

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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.

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.

Dr. Simon G. Atkins (1863-1934) WSSU Founder

College Events

Latest News for The College

  • WSSU looks ahead to 2018

    December 19, 2017

    The New Year promises exciting changes around campus and in the classrooms at WSSU. Here are 10 things to expect.
  • A look back at the top 10 of 2017

    December 19, 2017

    As Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) closes the book on its 125th year, WSSU News is taking a look at the top 10 news stories of the year.
  • WSSU student is helping others overcome poverty

    December 13, 2017

    From single mother to a determined CEO of a local non-profit, a Winston-Salem State University business student is on a mission to help other single mothers and their daughters break the cycle of poverty.

  • WSSU student wins CSNAP Community Impact Award

    December 11, 2017

    Jeri Craddock was recognized for her leadership during the CSNAP Conference, which was hosted at WSSU Nov. 17-18. WSSU is the first HBCU to host the statewide student leadership event in its 25-year history.
  • WSNC radio is back at full power

    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.

  • Video: Don't miss the WSSU Holiday Concert

    November 22, 2017

    WSSU'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.
  • $325,000 grant will implement weight management program for African Americans

    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.

  • Center for the Study of Economic Mobility announces first faculty research fellows

    November 21, 2017

    WSSU'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.
  • HBCU study: WSSU’s annual economic impact is $233 million 

    November 14, 2017

    Continually 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.
  • WSSU featured on ESPN’s ‘First Take’

    November 14, 2017

    The 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.

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