At NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, you’ll learn concepts in the classroom and make them concrete in the real world. In a range of disciplines, from history to English and foreign languages to sociology, our world-class experts will teach you how to apply what you learn through internships in your field, studying overseas, conducting research, serving the community or even launching your own ventures.
Don't just go to class. Get involved with your professors and find out what they do other than teach. Do your interests fit into what they're examining? It's wonderful resume building to engage in research, so take advantage of what's going on
Hayden Russell, English
Our college is the second-largest at NC State, and life outside the classroom is as engaging as what happens within. We support more than 40 student organizations and connect students with shared academic, cultural and artistic interests. It all happens on North Carolina’s largest college campus, where students from 117 countries have built a community bursting with intellectual energy.
Theory Meets Practice
For Psychology grad Riyana Dasgupta, a summer researching medical errors was the first step toward a career in health care.
The Global Classroom
From Jordan to Ecuador, our students travel the world, bringing the lessons of their classroom to life.
The Tools to Succeed
You bring so much talent and drive to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. We’ve built the infrastructure to help you achieve your goals. From choosing the right courses, to finding the right internship, to financing your studies, we have the tools to help you succeed.
In addition to assigning each student an advisor, our 10 departments and programs have advising coordinators at the ready. And our Academic Support Center offers daily walk-in service, provided by graduate students who know the ropes.
We also offer merit scholarships, both for incoming freshmen and for current students who show promise.
Meet some of our students
Study Abroad: The Gift That Keeps Giving
NC State Spanish lecturer Jamey Widener has family across the Atlantic Ocean. It's a long-distance connection that stems back to 1985, when Widener traveled on a study abroad trip to Santander, Spain.
Fulbright Winner to Explore Passion for Inclusive Learning in Colombia
After double-majoring in psychology and Spanish languages and literatures, recent graduate QuiAnne' Holmes has developed a passion for promoting equity in the classroom. Holmes, who graduated in May, will explore her interests further when she starts a Fulbright teaching assistantship in Colombia later this year.
Research Explores How Hurricane Warnings Reach the Public
NC State graduate student Laura Zdanski studies how hurricane warnings are communicated to the public. As part of a recent literature review of public perception and response to hurricane flooding, Zdanski explored the flow of technical information from experts to those at risk (the public) and those responsible for mitigating risk (governmental agencies).