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Virginia State University will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11. Final exams will also begin at 10 a.m. Please adhere to the revised final exam schedule below.

Revised Final Exam

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

10 a.m. - Noon - Class meeting at 8 a.m. MWF

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Class meeting at noon MWF
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Class meeting at 4 p.m. MWF

Dining services will operate on a Brunch & Dinner schedule on Monday, December 10, 2018, at Jones Dining Hall, due to school closure.
Brunch (10:30am to 1:00pm)
Dinner (4:30pm to 6:30pm)

Foster Hall and Gateway Dining will be closed.

Please continue to monitor the University's website, social media platforms, RAVE alerts and email for further updates.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences consists of nine departments which offer undergraduate degrees. Several of these departments have master's programs, including the Professional Education Programs Unit, which offers more than 10 master's degrees plus a Doctorate in Education.


As a whole, the school focuses on strengthening students' critical thinking and analysis, problem-solving capabilities, communication skills and interpretive insights.
 
The nine departments in the School of Liberal Arts and Education along with the degree and non-degree programs they offer are:
  • ART AND DESIGN
    • Studio Art
    • Animation
    • Graphic Design
    • Web Design
  • HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY
    • History
    • History, Secondary Teaching Endorsement
  • LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE
    • English
    • English, Secondary Teaching Endorsement
  • MASS COMMUNICATIONS
    • Print Media
    • Radio and Television
    • Public Relations
  • MILITARY SCIENCE
  • MUSIC
    • Music
    • Choral Music Teaching Endorsement (Vocal)
    • Instrumental Music Teaching Endorsement (Brass, Percussion, String)
    • Music Performance (Instrument, Keyboard, Vocal)
    • Sound Recording Technology
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
    • Economics
    • Political Science
    • Public Administration (Minor)
  • SOCIOLOGY, SOCIAL WORK AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
    • Criminal Justice
    • Sociology
    • Social Work

Special Opportunities

In the liberal arts, interdisciplinary study in international affairs enhances opportunities for students to study abroad. Internships and cooperative work assignments provide managerial experiences for students with private firms and government agencies. Special assignments in the Governor's Office and with state legislators provide students with insights into public policy.

Special Facilities and Equipment

WVST, the campus radio station, and the Virginia State Television Network (VSUN), the units under the University Academic Technology Department provide production skill training and teach the use of current technologies. Computer-assisted writing laboratories assist students with special problems.

Organizations and Clubs

There are many groups students can join to satisfy their intellectual interests or provide opportunities for co-curricular pursuits. There are clubs connected to academic disciplines that provide informal forums to discuss topics of interest in politics, languages, science, history, computers, literature, technology, and business, among others. There are organizations whose focus is on individual interests, such as dance, broadcasting, and journalism as well.

Special Facilities

The Department of Languages and Literature offers several specific facilities: a computer writing center, an electronic writing classroom, television editing laboratory, a radio laboratory, a foreign language laboratory, and a multimedia computer classroom.

The Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice offers two specialized laboratories: a forensic laboratory and a computer laboratory.

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