College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Welcome to the
College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

"The Conscience of the Academy"

We are Number 1!

According to the U.S. News and World Report 2021 Best College Rankings, FAMU is the number 1 public historically Black college or university (HBCU). FAMU ranked number 117 among Top Public Universities, up from number 123 one year ago.



Message from Dean Valencia E. Matthews, Ph.D.


Greetings and welcome to the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, fondly known as CSSAH, where we produce Exceptional Artists, Dynamic Leaders and Extraordinary Social Activists.  CSSAH is a multidisciplinary college connecting students to the world with an array of learning opportunities including research, internships, co-op, service learning, online instruction, and experiential scholarship. Students examine enduring and systemic questions about human nature and social behavior. They study the organization and functions government, the interrelations of global societies and political systems. Our students are challenged to examine critically how the world is shaped by diverse values, histories and cultures. 

We are the Keepers of the Culture,
the Protectors of Freedom and the Ambassadors of Creativity 


• African-American Studies
• Criminal Justice
• English
• Fine Arts
• History
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• Music
• Philosophy & Religion
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Social Work
• Sociology
• Theatre

We look forward to watching you grow into a compassionate professional who will help change the world.

CSSAH FALL 2020 Operation Hours

During the Fall semester, we remain available during our normal hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-Noon and 1 p.m.-5 p.m.. You may contact our team via email or by phone and we will respond to your message within 24 hours. For immediate assistance, please call 850.599.3430. You may click here to learn more about FAMU's reopening plan.

For updates on the Fall 2020 Course Registration Process, click here.



Because protecting FAMU is our top priority, the FAMU College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (CSSAH) encourages our faculty, staff and students to practice the safety measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and support preventative measures FAMU has implemented to ensure we all remain healthy.

Let’s #ProtectTheFAMUly by following these safety procedures to make sure we do our part to remain healthy:

  • Wash or sanitize hands

  • Wear a face mask or face covering

  • Maintain a distance of at least six feet

Please continue to practice health and safe social spacing precautions to protect yourself duirng this global pandemic. Visit for FAMU's COVID-19 updates. Stay Safe!

Updated 11/10/2020


Contact Info

515 Orr Drive
214 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

P: 850.599.3430
F: 850.561.2290