Professor W. N. Hicks taught the first courses in religion. Although the courses were listed in the 1927-1928 college catalog, they were not taught before Hicks became an assistant professor in 1928.
The Basic Division replaced the School of Science and Business. It was established as an academic service division, consisting of non-degree-granting departments and offering fundamental courses to first- and second-year students.
The non-degree-granting School of General Studies was established (it later became the degree-granting College of Humanities and Social Sciences). General Studies replaced the Basic Division, and initially it included the following departments: Economics, English, History and Political Science, Modern Languages, Philosophy and Religion, Physical Education, Social Studies, and Sociology.
Fred V. Cahill is appointed to head the school.
The formerly non-degree granting School of General Studies is renamed the School of Liberal Arts, and receives authorization to award degrees. Fred V. Cahill was the first dean of the new school (he served in the position until 1971). Liberal Arts originally contained the following departments: includes Economics, English, History and Political Science, Modern Languages, Philosophy and Religion, Physical Education, Social Studies, and Sociology and Anthropology.
Burley Mitchell graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He later became a Justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court.
NC State received its first NSF grant to create a science development plan in order to strengthen faculties in the biosciences; support materials, mechanics and electrotechnics in engineering; and support the social sciences.
Norma Wright Garcia becomes the first African American woman to receive an undergraduate degree, earning a BA in history.
Ann B. Goodnight graduates with a bachelors degree in political science. She later became a businesswoman, philanthropist, and member of the UNC system Board of Governors.
In fall 1969, NC State began offering Black Studies courses; these courses included black American literature, the Afro-American in America, black Americans in American politics, and black ideology. Previously, many students were going to Shaw University and St. Augustine's College to take these classes.
Emerson Fullwood graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. He later became vice president of Xerox Corporation.
Dr. Robert O. Tilman is appointed as the new dean of the School of Liberal Arts. He serves in the position until 1984.
A Bachelor of Social Work degree is first offered.
The School of Liberal Studies is renamed the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Toole becomes dean and serves until 1995.
Terry Gannon graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He had been a member of the "Cardiac Pack" men's basketball team that won the 1983 NCAA championship. He later became a sportscaster for ESPN/ABC and other media outlets.
Howell was the first African-American to serve as Student Body President. He was a political science major. After graduation, he eventually became the university's primary liaison with state and local governments. In 2016 he became the senior vice president for external affairs of the UNC System.
Eight of the university's academic schools are redesignated as colleges.
Zach Galifianakis enrolled as a communications major. He later became a successful comedian and actor with starring roles in the movies The Hangover and The Candidate.
Margaret A. Zahn, nationally known for her studies on violence in the United States, becomes Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. She serves in the position until 2001.
Brady serves as dean until 2006
The Institute of Nonprofits was established
Dickson "Doc" Hendley graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He later founded the Wine to Water non-profit organization.
The School of Public and International Affairs was established within CHASS, comprising the Department of Political Science, the Department of Public Administration, the International Studies masters program, and other initiatives.
Parcel serves as dean until 2008.
After serving as interim dean since 2008, Braden is appointed dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Founded with a gift from Moise Khayrallah, the center fosters scholarship on the historical and contemporary Lebanese Diaspora, including social, political, economic, and cultural dimensions.