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High marks for school-library media, social psychology
The university also was ranked No. 2 for its program in school-library media (School of Library and Information Science). And in social psychology (College of Arts and Sciences’ department of sociology), the University ranked No. 4.
“These rankings are especially gratifying, in that they highlight our academic excellence,” University President Harris Pastides says. “This news reaffirms our commitment to providing our students a top-quality education, thereby ensuring that we are providing a well-educated workforce for South Carolina and our nation.”
The social psychology No. 4 ranking puts South Carolina alongside Cornell University and ahead of Duke University, Emory University and the University of Michigan, among others.
"The college is proud of the continued high ranking of the social psychology program in our Department of Sociology, a small department with a big national impact," says Mary Anne Fitzpatrick, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. "This ranking recognizes the excellence of the faculty, their commitment not only to research but also to teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level."
Likewise, Sam Hastings, director of the School of Library and Information Science, was pleased with the rankings, which included an overall program rank of No. 17, out of 62 accredited schools nationally.
“Being ranked No. 2 in the nation for our school-library media program validates our mission to produce the best qualified leaders in our field," she says. "It helps us compete with an ever-challenging distance education market that recruits students without regard to geographical boundaries. Our faculty and students are the best. ... Being in the top 20 is important and as we continue to improve and grow, we will continue to receive good rankings.”