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
Simulating Migration Crises, Rogue Vessels, Ebola Outbreaks at the Libraries
"Winter Is Coming," a two-day energy and security simulation training exercise for 50 Triangle-area university students interested in careers with intelligence agencies, recreated the kinds of situation rooms that a National Security Advisor runs in cases of a high-level security emergency—all in the safety of the Hunt Library's visualization and collaboration spaces.
Student's Documentary Captures ‘Common Link' Between Us: Humanity
Laila Knio, a senior psychology major who is graduating in May, has completely maximized her four years at NC State. Between her responsibilities as a Park scholar, avid traveler and pre-med student, she managed to create an entire film. "The Common Link" is a 45-minute documentary that chronicles the tales of eight different Lebanese people.
Kaitlin's Day with the Dean
On a recent Wednesday, Humanities and Social Sciences student Kaitlin Fritz and Dean Jeff Braden spent the day side by side. Fritz, a senior English major and winner of the 2017 Side by Side with the Dean contest, got a glimpse at the inner-workings of the college while Braden experienced what it's like to walk in a student's shoes.