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
December 21, 2018The new year promises exciting changes around campus and in classrooms at WSSU. Here are eight things to expect in 2019.
December 21, 2018
From viral videos to historic firsts, 2018 was a breakthrough year for WSSU, its students, faculty and staff. As 2018 draws to a close, WSSU News takes a look at what was new and noteworthy with its annual top 10 list.
December 20, 2018Faculty from WSSU and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts are partnering to create four interdisciplinary design studios that will tackle some of the biggest problems facing the region: equity, mobility, scientific literacy, education and environmental resilience.
December 12, 2018
WSSU’s Center for the Study of Economic Mobility has announced the selection of its 2018-19 faculty research fellows.