College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (CSSAH)



Welcome to the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, fondly known as CSSAH.

CSSAH is a multidisciplinary college that produces Exceptional Artists, Dynamic Leaders and Extraordinary Social Activists.  Our programs connect students to the world with an array of learning opportunities including research, internships, co-op, service learning, online instruction, and experiential scholarship.

CSSAH students examine enduring and systemic questions about human nature and social behavior. They study the organization and functions of government, the interrelations of global societies, and diverse political systems.


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

Our students are challenged to examine how the world is shaped by diverse values, histories and cultures.

Placeholder image
Keepers of the Culture

Committed to developing culturally-astute graduates who ...

Placeholder image
Protectors of Freedom

To inspire creative expression and innovative research ...

Placeholder image
Ambassadors of Creativity

Scholarship • Excellence • Openness • Fiscal Responsibility... 



Rise with CSSAH!

No one rises to low expectations.
We have high expectations for our students because we know they can achieve them.
Rise With CSSAH!



    Placeholder image A Showcase of Talent and Pride

    FAMU Essential Theatre productions showcase the breadth and capacity of African-American talent on stage and behind the scenes. With its roots as early as 1913, the theatre discipline has a long and distinguished history at Florida A&M University.

    Placeholder image Celebrating the Diversity of Artists 

    A gem located at the heart of campus, the Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery provides top-quality exhibitions and gallery events to the university and Tallahassee community, celebrating artists of the African diaspora.


    Organized into eight (8) degree-granting programs and the Department of Military Science (Army ROTC), CSSAH offers fourteen (14) majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ), and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degrees. We also offer in-person and online graduate degrees. Our programs include a Master of Applied Social Sciences (MASS) in: Criminal Justice, Global Security and International Affairs, and Public Administration; a Master of Science (MS) in Community Psychology, and a Master of Social Work (MSW).




    A convenient and flexible pathway to earn a degree that fits your lifestyle, increases your earning potential, and advances your career.

    grad male CSSAH Online Undergraduate Degrees


    graduate-woman CSSAH Online Graduate Degrees


    Minors Listing & Certificates


    Our Centers & Institutes

    We promote mental wellness and global intelligence through our centers and institutes.

    Music Research

    The Institute of Music Research and Music Industries Studies

    Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.Kahlil Gibran
    Learn More

    Center for Ethnic Psychological Research and Application

    The Center for Ethnic Psychological Research and Application promotes mental health wellness in underserved communities. 
    Learn More

    Center for Global Security and International Affairs

    I am most proud of being able to represent an elite institution overseas. Aaron Wilson, III
    Learn More



    The College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (CSSAH) seeks to provide an exceptional student experience through ongoing communication. If your attempts to resolve a matter (academic or non-academic) have not been successful, please let us know. You may complete the Student Complaint Form and forward it to the Dean’s office via email at or in person at 214 Tucker Hall. The form is also available in 214 Tucker Hall. You will be contacted within three business days to discuss your complaint. If a student believes that he/she has experienced discrimination and/or any type of harassment, they must complete a “Charge of Discrimination/Harassment” form that can be obtained from the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs located at 674 Gamble Street, (850) 599-3076 or (850) 599-3216. For more information about the Equal Opportunity Programs Office, Click Here.

    The College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (CSSAH) is committed to providing a supportive educational environment for students. The procedures for hearing student grievances attempt to balance the rights of students with the rights of instructors. Click to download the Grade Grievance Guidelines and Application.






    Contact Us

    FAMU College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
    214 Tucker Hall
    515 Orr Drive
    Tallahassee, FL 32307
    (850) 599 3430
    (850) 561 2290