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; four community-oriented institutes and centers
- 4,500+ students
- 50+ undergraduate majors, 40+ undergraduate minors, 12 master’s degrees, five Ph.D. programs, three dual-degree honors programs and four graduate certificate programs
- 600+ faculty and staff
Our alumni number 39,600.
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
Design and Photography
NC State University Communications
Spring 2019 Cover
In this issue’s “Then and Now” feature, we asked some alums to look back at their experiences as students, and to share with us where their lives have taken them since college. As one alum told us, “We make plans and then life happens!” Our cover image shows Tompkins Hall, home of our English department, then and now.