College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Welcome to the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

With a variety of majors in the arts, social sciences and humanities, the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CASH) fosters a culture of collaboration that encourages students to truly discover what is Central to them!


Undergraduate Degree Programs


Graduate Degree Programs

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Departments

Art and Design

The Department of Art and Design's overarching mission is to foster broad inquiry within the visual arts, including engagement with non-Western cultural studies and diverse aesthetic experiences.

Criminal Justice

Train to work in various sectors of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, corrections, homeland security, and juvenile justice.


The Department of History is essential to the core of liberal arts at North Carolina Central University. Our diverse population of faculty and students engage with teaching and learning history through innovative research, exciting courses, student projects, digital humanities, public history, and service learning.

Language and Literature

The Department of Language and Literature engages students with languages, cultures, literature, linguistics, and writing. We foster students’ analytical and creative thinking and teach communication strategies that account for global perspectives to prepare students for civic and professional life.

Mass Communication

As one of the newest departments of its type in the nation, the Department of Mass Communication prepares students for careers and study in mass communication by offering engaged learning, student media and research experiences, and connections to professional practice opportunities.


Alongside traditional music courses, we encourage open-minded debate and a commitment to all types of music. Our alumni go on to become award-winning musicians, industry professionals, and educators. Come join our vibrant and dynamic community of talented and innovative students and faculty!

Political Science

Develop a scientific understanding of government and politics through concentrations that include global politics, civic engagement and public policy, and political theory and law.


Gain a comprehensive understanding of prominent scientific theories, as well as the concepts and procedures of modern psychology, and be prepared for a career in the social services field or additional graduate training.

Public Administration

Increase skills, knowledge, and ethical standards for leading with integrity in the public realm.

Social Work

Train to work in a variety of settings that strengthen families from diverse populations and build healthy communities.

Theatre and Dance

The Department of Theatre is designed to satisfy the needs of a broad range of enthusiastic students. With a wide exposure to humankind's accomplishments in theatre and experiences that will develop them as capable theatre practitioners, our students are ready for the stage and for the world!

Two students standing outside.

Undergraduate Degrees

Degree programs in the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities offer undergraduate students opportunities to explore and become credentialed in areas ranging from public relations to global security.  Online and in-class programs provide students with expert instruction, experiential learning, research and civic engagement opportunities, and internships and professional development. All appropriate programs are fully accredited.

Student with patient in labs.

Graduate Degrees

The College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities offers master's degrees in History, Psychology, Social Work, English, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, and Jazz Studies. Within these areas, students may concentrate in areas related to public health policy, clinical psychology, public history, and urban and regional planning.  Students also have an opportunity to complete joint programs with the School of Law.   

Students at Graduation

The Endzone Initiative

North Carolina Central University offers two interdisciplinary degree programs aimed at helping you to succeed. 

Student standing in front of Criminal Justice Building.

Juvenile Justice Institute

The Juvenile Justice Institute promotes the exchange of information and human resource development to help facilitate prevention of juvenile crime and delinquency.

Women's and Gender Studies Minor faculty.

Women's and Gender Studies Minor

One of the newest minors on campus, Women's & Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program that explores the intersections of gender, race, class, religion, sexuality, and other identities with social structures of inequality on the lives of women.

NCCU Student Engagement Spring 2022-25

Students in Public Service Academy (SiPS)

The SiPS Academy at NCCU shapes future leaders through multidisciplinary education, experiential learning and a passion for public service. Join us in making a global impact!

Meet the Team

Together, we collaborate, innovate and strive for excellence. We believe in leveraging our unique strengths to deliver outstanding results. Whether it is brainstorming creative solutions or executing complex projects, our team is committed to achieving success.

close up of a handshake