September 28, 2023 staugadmin

George Jack Returns as Actor in Raleigh’s Burning Coal Theatre Company Production in Collaboration with Historic Oakwood Cemetery

George Jack, Associate Professor of Theatre, has been doing plays in a cemetery for

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May 19, 2023 staugadmin

SAU Professor of Criminal Justice Appointed to Serve on State Ethics Commission for 2023 Term

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper appointed Professor B. Renee Robinson (Department

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April 26, 2023 staugadmin

An Exhibition Continues SAU’s Conversation About Reparations

Photo Credit – Raven Rogers An exhibition inspired by the PBS documentary The

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Department of Criminal Justice

Students develop the ability to think creatively and critically as they seek to explain complex phenomena regarding criminality, human behavior, its propensity to crime, and systemic problems in the criminal justice system.

Department of Psychology & Social Sciences


We set out to help students develop a grasp of fundamental concepts in psychology and lay a foundation for the lifelong renewal of knowledge.


The major in Sociology provides students with an understanding of the forces and principles that govern social life and individual human interaction.

Political Sciences

The program is designed to teach students to apply systematic analysis to the problems of today’s world, to understand and work with the many cultures of today’s diverse but interconnected societies, and to perform effective research, analysis, critical thinking and communication.

Department of Arts and Communications

The Department of Media & Communications offers a competitive program of study that emphasizes the theory and cultural impact of media and provides students with the competencies to be successful in the global and digital world of communications.

Visual Arts

Develops sensitive and perceptive arts professionals who are aware of the growth of all the arts disciplines.


Gain academic knowledge and develop analytical skills from the critical study of classical and contemporary plays.


The Music program supports a range of critical, analytical, and creative practices in the study of music.


The Film major through lecture and hand-on-learning gives students a deeper appreciation and utilization of the artistic and cultural implications.