Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts.

Offering major and minor degree programs in Behavioral Sciences, Language and Literature, and Social Sciences, our outstanding faculty are here to prepare you for many opportunities.  Whether a bachelor’s degree will serve your career goal (law enforcement, government, teaching, for example) or you plan to pursue professional (counseling, law, medicine) or graduate-level studies (criminology, English, foreign languages, history), we have the faculty and advisors to guide you and the programs to challenge you.  For all our programs, a solid foundation in the University’s Liberal Arts courses means you will develop the critical reading, writing, and thinking skills required for success in today’s “global village.” 

We’re ready to talk about the opportunities awaiting you.  Are you?


College of Liberal Arts News

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Fairmont State University’s Police Academy welcomed the first ever class of police cadets on Monday, January 16. 16 cadets from 10 different state agencies arrived on campus to begin their 16-week journey towards becoming certified West Virginia law enforcement officers.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Fairmont State University Performing and Community Arts announces the return of the Fairmont State Community Choir for the Spring 2023 season. 

Director John Morrison welcomes back the wonderful and talented singers of the Fairmont State Community Choir after their beautiful performances last Fall. New members are welcome and encouraged to join the community choir this spring. Rehearsals will take place every Tuesday from 7:00-8:30 pm in Wallman Hall, room 229.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Over 1,000 Fairmont State University students have been honored for their academic achievements throughout the fall 2022 semester.  

Fairmont State University has released the President’s List and the Dean’s List to recognize high-achieving students for their academic distinction. Full-time students who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the President’s List.  

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Contact Info

Room 110HB Hardway Hall
Phone: 304.367.4161
Fax: 304.367.4785