About the College
Dr. Christopher Kast, Interim Dean
110A Hardway Hall / (304) 367-4236
The College of Liberal Arts houses three departments that offer 11 bachelor programs, five teaching specializations, 18 minors, and two master degree programs.
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.
Department of Humanities
Dr. Mary Angela Schwer, Department Chair
311 Jaynes Hall
Department of Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Michael Ransom, Department Chair
101 Hardway Hall
Department of Social Science
Dr. Jeri Kirby, Department Chair
110N Hardway Hall
Communication Arts, Cultural Outreach Communication Concentration, B.A.
Communication Arts, Government Communication Concentration, B.A.
Communication Arts, Health Communication Concentration, B.A.
Communication Arts, Multimedia Communication Concentration, B.A.
Communication Arts, Performance Communication Concentration, B.A.
Communication Arts, Public Communication Concentration, B.A.
Communication Arts, Sales Communication Concentration, B.A.
Communication Arts, Visual Communication Concentration, B.A.
Community Health Promotion, B.S.
Criminal Justice, B.S.
Criminal Justice, Police Academy Concentration, B.S.
English Grades 5-Adult Teaching Specialization, B.A.
English, Creative Writing Concentration, B.A.
English, Literature Concentration, B.A.
English, Writing for the Workplace Concentration, B.A.
Journalism Grades 5-Adult Teaching Specialization, B.A.
National Security and Intelligence, B.A.
Political Science, B.A.
Social Studies Grades 5-Adult Teaching Specialization, B.A.
Spanish (Pre-K-Adult), Teaching Endorsement
Spanish Pre-K - Adult, Teaching Specialization, B.A.
Communication Arts Minor
Community Health Minor
Creative Writing Minor
Criminal Justice Minor
Folklore Studies Minor
Geographic Information Science Minor (GISc)
International Studies Minor
Museum Studies Minor
National Security and Intelligence Minor
Political Science Minor
Professional Writing, Business and Technical Writing Minor
Professional Writing, Journalism: Technical Writing Option Minor
Professional Writing, Multimedia or Journalism, Minor
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Minor
Women’s and Gender Studies Minor
Basic Training in Law Enforcement Certificate Program