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
The Bonds That Heal: Studying Human-Animal Interactions
Two researchers are showing us just how significant our relationships with animals can be. Focusing on a horse-riding academy for at-risk girls, the scholars are documenting how human-animal interaction can serve as a powerful educator of what works and what doesn't in a healthy relationship. Their findings not only document the holistic social benefits of equine-assisted therapies, but show how our connection with horses may be more physiological than you think.
Opening the Door to Study Abroad
A new College of Humanities and Social Sciences pilot program aims to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to study abroad for the first time. Kickstarted by a $25,000 NC State University Foundation grant, the Travel Scholars pilot program will help some underrepresented students pay for study abroad and inform others about what resources are available.