College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Humanities and Social Sciences are not just relevant to solving the problems of the 21st century; they are essential.
Dean Jeff Braden
Our college’s nationally-recognized, productive faculty are Fulbright and Guggenheim fellows. They have earned top awards in their fields and are called upon by state government and industry, national corporations, the White House and international media for their expertise. They inspire students to think critically, creatively and independently and to act purposefully.
Our scholarship and research yields new knowledge and perspectives. Students develop a lifelong commitment to learning, to seeking out innovative solutions to personal and global challenges, and to engaging with their communities. Our alumni make us proud. They’re national policy leaders, counselors, entrepreneurs for social change, New York Times best-selling authors, James Beard award-winning chefs, concerned and involved citizens and generous souls.
Our college is among NC State’s largest and strongest.
- 10 academic units; five community-oriented institutes and centers
- 4,200+ students
- 50+ undergraduate majors, 40+ undergraduate minors, 15 master’s degrees, five Ph.D. programs, three dual-degree honors programs and four graduate certificate programs
- 600+ faculty and staff
Our alumni number 38,600.
They’ve earned their credentials — some even earning dual degrees, and others with undergrad and grad degrees — and they continue to make us proud.
- 33,300 Bachelor’s degrees
- 5,700 Master’s degrees
- 750 Doctoral degrees
Jeffery P. Braden
Director of Communication
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NC State University Communications
Spring 2018 Cover
After a 20-year career in financial services, Taura Simmons returned to the classroom to teach English as a Second Language. “I can’t speak highly enough of NC State’s ESL program,” she says. “I got real-world training. And teaching is the most exciting thing I’ve ever done in my life.”