School of Humanities & Social Sciences


Welcome to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences!

Our mission is to prepare students to assume positions in a wide range of academic disciplines and careers. The academic programs offered by the school emphasize the development of students’ analytical, critical and reflective thinking skills, and are excellent preparation for graduate or professional study. Among the school’s many distinctions is that of being home to the oldest art program in the state of South Carolina. Students in the school are encouraged to become responsible, productive citizens in their careers and in their communities. Career choices for graduates of the school include art, journalism, law, politics, music, teaching, counseling, religion, philosophy and research.

We offer majors in a number of disciplines as outlined in the six departments in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. In addition to our day program, we also offer a major in sociology and criminal justice administration through the Center for Professional and Continuing Studies, where we offer educational opportunities for adult students to continue their education and receive a degree.

We offer programs that will produce versatile and qualified students who are prepared to serve as leaders and agents of change for the improvement of their communities, society and the humanities.

Dr. Donald Gene Pace

Dean, School of Humanities & Social Sciences

W.V. Middleton Fine Arts Center, 130

Phone: (803) 535-5679
Fax: (803) 535-5381