The College of Arts and Sciences conducts research that affects not only South Carolina but also the wider world, through scientific breakthroughs, artistic exploration, and a deep understanding of the human condition. We strive to push the boundaries of knowledge and drive innovation that results in significant changes, both big and small. Our faculty work together across different fields to find answers to important questions that affect the mind and heart.
Alumni with a strong and active presence in the community
The College of Arts and Sciences boasts a robust global network of over 75,000 alumni spread across the United States and beyond. Regardless of your location, we are always available to support you! We take pride in organizing educational, cultural, and social events that bring alumni together, whether you graduated recently or four decades ago.
- Four psychology faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a prestigious and highly competitive honor.
- Our statistics faculty participate in more than $10 million in collaborative research, and our statistics students authored 35 papers with faculty members between 2013 and 2017.
- According to a National Research Council report, our geography department ranks among the nation's best graduate programs, and is the only program in South Carolina to offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in geography.
- Our psychology department received a $1 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to develop new quantitative methods relevant to health-related outcomes.
- Eighteen chemistry and biochemistry faculty members have received South Carolina Governor's Awards in science since its inception in 1985.
- Our Comparative Literature Program is ranked one of the top ten in the country.
- The College of Arts and Sciences ranks fifth in the nation for granting the most bachelor's degrees in Russian.
- Our theatre program is one of only 189 nationally recognized programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.
- Three Arts and Sciences students were named 2019 Goldwater Scholars.
Unless otherwise noted, rankings are from the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings release.