CLASS delivers innovative and effective programs in the humanities, social sciences and arts that supports the development of Savannah State University students who are respectful of the past, competent to handle the present, and prepared to meet the challenges of the future. The college serves as an educational resource for cultural enrichment and economic growth locally, nationally, and internationally.

In order to succeed in its mission, CLASS cultivates a participatory and technologically-infused academic environment that supports effective teaching and learning for the global community, provides service to students and provides opportunities for faculty development through research, creative activities, community development and community building.


The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) at Savannah State University fosters a nationally and internationally-recognized academic institution that supports a student-centered learning environment. The college promotes the intellectual independence and growth of its students and faculty in scholarship, research, creative activities and community service. It is a center of learning that transmits and affirms the significance of the African American legacy. CLASS fashions the unique multicultural identity of the university through its academic programs and assumes an activist role in community change.


CLASS is organized into five departments (Liberal Arts, Mass Communications, Political Science, Public Administration, and Urban Studies, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Social Work) with nine undergraduate majors: English, Visual and Performing Arts (Music, Art, Theatre and Dance), Mass Communications (Radio/Television, Public Relations and Advertising, Print and Electronic Journalism), Africana Studies, Criminal Justice, History, Political Science, Sociology, and Social Work.

In addition, CLASS offers master's degree programs in Social Work, Public Administration, and Urban Studies. Minor concentrations are offered in English, Music, Art, Theatre, Dance, French, Spanish, Religion and Philosophy, Radio/Television/Film, Public Relations and Advertising, Print and Electronic Journalism, Africana Studies, Criminal Justice, Gerontology, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. CLASS also offers courses in continuing education on the University campus and through the Coastal Georgia Center.