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Colleges and Schools

The building blocks of a diverse and dynamic education.

School of the Arts | School of Business | School of Education, Health, and Human Performance | School of Humanities and Social Sciences | School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs | School of Sciences and Mathematics | Honors College | Graduate School


The College of Charleston is a mid-sized university made up of six separate undergraduate schools. Through our general education curriculum – and your own intellectual curiosity – you’ll probably take classes in all of them.

School of the Arts

School of Arts

The School of the Arts faculty is made up of professional artists, musicians and arts administrators who, along with its 900 majors and talented graduate students, are a source of artistic inspiration to the rest of the campus and the Charleston community. Majors: art history, music, studio art, theatre and dance, arts management, historic preservation and community planning; graduate programs: teaching the performing arts and arts management.

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School of Business

School of  business

School of Business programs help students develop the skills they’ll need to enter the workforce right after graduation – whether they choose to remain in the area or move on to major markets around the globe. Majors: accounting, business administration, economics, finance, hospitality and tourism management, international business, marketing; graduate programs: MBA and accountancy.

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School of Education, Health, and Human Performance

School of education

The School of Education, Health, and Human Performance prepares undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in early childhood, elementary, middle level, secondary and special education. Through majors in physical education, public health, athletic training and exercise science, the health and human performance department focuses on the whole person, i.e., both mind and body.  

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School of Humanities and Social Sciences

School of humanities

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest of the College’s six schools. It encompasses nine departments (communication, English, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, anthropology and religious studies) as well as a popular program in urban studies. Together, they offer a dozen undergraduate majors, 25 minors and four graduate programs.

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School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs

School of  language

School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs is home to the most comprehensive undergraduate foreign language program in the Southeast. The school offers majors in three foreign languages (Spanish, French and German) and Classical studies, as well as majors in Latin American and Caribbean studies, Jewish studies and international studies. In addition, students can study six “critical languages” (Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese and Russian), as well as Greek, Latin, Portuguese and Italian. 

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School of Sciences and Mathematics

School of Science

The School of Sciences and Mathematics consists of six departments (biology, chemistry and biochemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics and physics and astronomy), which offer 12 undergraduate majors and five graduate degree programs. Students have access to advanced resources such as Grice Marine Laboratory, S.C. Space Grant Consortium, Geographical Information Systems Lab and Project Oceanica.

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Honors College

School of honors

In the Honors College, approximately 700 motivated students from across the nation and around the world live, learn, and grow together while pursuing their unique interests and goals. The Honors College curriculum challenges students to view the world from multiple perspectives, and student experiences range from small, seminar-style courses to study-abroad opportunities, internships, research, and service projects at home and around the globe.

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Graduate School 

grad School

The intimate scale of the Graduate School programs, and the support of the professors, emphasize personal attention and foster a unique camaraderie between faculty and graduate students. In addition, Charleston is a next-generation city and a unique setting in which to conduct research. Diverse ecosystems, a wealth of historic data, an entrepreneurial business community and a thriving arts scene provide a living laboratory for many of our graduate programs.

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