About the College
By providing rigorous programs of study in the Behavioral Sciences, Language and Literature, and Social Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts fulfills its mission to engage students in pursuit of intellectual excellence and global awareness, bringing them to join with faculty mentors in the discoveries, both personal and professional, to be realized through scholarship, opportunity, achievement, and responsibility, Fairmont State’s core values.
Humanities programs include Communication Arts, English, English Education, Spanish, and Spanish Education, along with minors in English, Spanish, French, English language education, and Folklore Studies.
Social Science programs at Fairmont State include Criminal Justice at the undergraduate and graduate levels, History, National Security and Intelligence, Political Science, and Social Studies Education.
Academy for the Arts
Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts is dedicated to providing students with quality training and exposure to the arts. Instruction in visual art, music, and theatre enables students to appreciate, perform and create. The academy utilizes Fairmont State facilities and highly qualified instructors drawn from Fairmont State faculty and area teachers. The Academy uses the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts standards as a base for its curriculum. The Academy for the Arts is integral to Fairmont State University’s long-standing identification with its community, in particular the cultural and social development of the region.
Members of the marching band and color guard have the opportunity to hone their musical and artistic skills while building lifelong friends through our band family. The band is comprised of around 35 students and performs at home Falcon football games, various parades throughout the school year, and other special events. A smaller pep band plays at home Falcon basketball games, other indoor sporting and special events.
*All cash gifts to the Fairmont State Foundation will be charged a 2% management fee. You may choose to pay that fee up front or have it taken out of your overall gift.