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
July 14, 2017WSSU’s Birth through Kindergarten Education program has been ranked as one of the top 25 online early childhood education programs in the nation.
July 11, 2017WSSU ranks as one of Money Magazine's "Best Colleges in the South." WSSU is one of only two HBCUs on the list.
July 10, 2017
WSSU psychology students spent two weeks immersed in faculty-mentored research as part of a new summer institute.
July 03, 2017From the streets of Brazil to offices in Winston Tower, WSSU marketing major Nailah McElvane gaining experiences beyond the classroom this summer.
June 27, 2017WSSU is one of 12 institutions in the nation selected for a four-year project that will help introduce more students to high-quality undergraduate research.
June 26, 2017About 100 elementary and middle-school students from Winston-Salem are spending their summer learning about science through the SciTech Institute's summer camps.
June 14, 2017Dr. Amber DeBono, assistant professor of psychology at WSSU is the recipient of the inaugural Karla Holloway Mentoring Award, which honors educators who mentor women and girls of color during the early stages of development as scholars and researchers.
June 08, 2017WSSU has been awarded a $41,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State and Partners of the Americas to develop a study abroad program focusing on the African presence in Cuba.
June 02, 2017With the forthcoming departure of Provost Brenda Allen and Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education Corey D. B. Walker, WSSU has announced the appointment of Dr. Carolynn Berry as interim provost and Dr. Kathy Stitts as interim dean of the College, effective July 1.
June 01, 2017Just over 1,600 students at Winston-Salem State University made the spring 2017 Dean's List.