Stats and Strengths

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences studies human thought and action in a high-tech context. Our faculty lead their fields and work at the forefront of intellectual innovation. Our undergraduate and graduate programs help students develop critical thinking skills to lead the charge on solving global problems: improving health, confronting climate change, mediating the clash of cultures and religions and building a more sustainable future. 

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  • 10 academic units: Communication, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Interdisciplinary Studies; Philosophy and Religious Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology and Anthropology, and the School of Public and International Affairs 
  • 4,500+ students
  • 600 faculty and staff
  • 43,000+ alumni
  • 55+ undergraduate majors, 40+ undergraduate minors, 12 master’s degrees, five Ph.D. programs, three dual-degree honors programs and four graduate certificate programs
  • A campus leader in students who study abroad
  • 4 community-oriented institutes and centers that further NC State’s land-grant mission
  • 124 endowments valued at $23.2 million in FY ‘20
  • Private fundraising in FY ‘20: $1.7 million
  • Think and Do the Extraordinary fundraising campaign progress: $31.7 million toward our college’s $35 million goal 

$37M in Sponsored Research in the Past Five Years

Research that Matters

Applied Learning

  • 40 percent of undergraduates earn Dean’s List honors
  • A campus leader in students who study abroad, and in faculty who lead study abroad programs
  • Student researchers have earned Fulbright, Boren, Goldwater, Gilman and other prestigious fellowships
  • 50+ student organizations 
  • Internship opportunities with major corporations, governmental agencies, nonprofits and local businesses
  • Student entrepreneurs who launch ventures for social change

Pace-setter for Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Extensive Partnerships