Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education (The College)
The College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education, also known as The College of Winston-Salem State University, consists of nineteen academic departments: Accounting and Management Information Systems, Art + Visual Studies, Behavioral Sciences , Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Communication and Media Studies, Education, Economics and Finance, English, Human Service Studies, Health & Physical Education and Sports Studies, History, Politics and Social Justice, Liberal Studies, Management and Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Psychological Sciences, and World Languages and Cultures. The College offers over forty undergraduate majors and minors as well as select graduate programs in computer science, education, and business.
Housed in The College are a number of special programs such as:
- The Biomedical Research Center (BRIC) which seeks to facilitate and expand biomedical research at WSSU by strengthening the research infrastructure of the institution and providing an environment conducive to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, and the professional growth of its faculty;
- The Center for Community Safety (CCS) which promotes community based problem solving through training and engagement, research data and analytics, teaching and applied experience, and partnership;
- The Military Science Program, administered by the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AROTC) and offered on a cross-enrolled basis with the host program at Wake Forest University (housed in the Social Sciences Department);
- the Diggs Gallery, offering one of the largest exhibition spaces dedicated to the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora in North Carolina with exhibitions, publications and programs addressing a broad range of artistic expression, with special concentration on African-American and regional art; and
- The Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (CMSTE) which is one of the North Carolina legislative Math and Science Education Network (NC-MSEN) centers and has a mission to strengthen the quality and increase the number of teachers in mathematics and science education and to increase the pool of North Carolina high school graduates prepared to pursue careers requiring mathematics and science.
The College’s goals, listed below, provide a general context for the delineation of program objectives for the academic departments:
- To provide opportunities through the exploration of the liberal arts and professional programs in business and education for students to engage a variety of perspectives across academic disciplines;
- To provide courses across disciplines that emphasize skills in Critical Reading, Critical Thinking, Information Literacy, Oral Communication, Quantitative Literacy, Scientific Literacy, and Written Communication;
- To provide opportunities for students to acquire knowledge and skills in an academic discipline, both at the undergraduate and master’s levels, from a faculty recognized for effective teaching and scholarship.