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Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is the oldest, largest and most diverse academic unit on the Columbia campus, home to 19 core disciplines and 53 interdisciplinary programs, centers, institutes and schools, with an enrollment of more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students. 

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Arts and Sciences Carolina Fund

The Dean of Arts and Sciences will use your donation to support our areas of greatest need.

Department of Biology

Your contribution helps fund research and recruitment efforts and provides financial support for students studying many fields of biology. 

Department of English

Contribute to this fund and increase opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in literature, composition and rhetoric, creative writing, and speech communication.

Department of History

The events and attitudes of the past are continually shaping our future. Support of this program helps our students develop many critical academic and professional success skills, like critical thinking and data analysis. 

Department of Mathematics

Your donation supports the unrestricted needs of students and faculty in the Department of Mathematics, including scholarships, research opportunities and travel awards.

Department of Political Science

By debating, studying and addressing questions about the nature and practice of politics, our scholars are advancing the critical understanding of how the world of politics works and how it might be improved. Your contribution can be a catalyst for change.

Department of Psychology

We continue to perform cutting-edge research because of donors like you. The funds you contribute keep our facilities up to date and help us recruit dedicated students and faculty to add continuing value to the program.

Department of Statistics

Our General Fund supports our colloquium program and annual Palmetto Lecturer, as well as recruitment of graduate students, sponsorship of student events and recognition of outstanding students at our annual awards ceremony.

Theatre and Dance

Light up the stage for the stars of the future by contributing to this fund to benefit the University of South Carolina Theatre Program.

Colon Cancer Research

In addition to fostering basic research, the Center for Colon Cancer Research has developed a robust outreach program aimed at promoting knowledge of colorectal cancer and the importance of preventive screening.

African American Studies Endowment

These funds are used to provide honorariums for conference speakers and to support student research, study abroad and conference opportunities, like the Spring Break field study in the Civil Rights Movement trip and the Robert Smalls Lecture.

Open Book

The Open Book, one of the university's most popular annual lecture series, is made possible by contributions to this fund. Highly acclaimed, prize-winning authors visit campus for a public course, community read and literary series all in one.

Rise Scholarship in Memory of Senator Clementa C. Pinckney

The Rise Scholarship is for first-generation student leaders who aim to help South Carolina rise to its true potential through bold ideas, with a commitment to education and community. In offering this scholarship, the College of Arts and Sciences hopes to cultivate a more diverse, equitable and inclusive campus culture, where every individual has the full opportunity to flourish and thrive.

Donald L. Fowler Endowment Fund

This fund honors the life and legacy of Dr. Don Fowler, a renowned political scientist, academic and political operative who, for over five decades, taught generations of students at the University of South Carolina. Paying homage to Don’s passion for academia and his profound impact on American and South Carolina politics, the fund establishes and supports a lecture series in his name, bringing the best and brightest minds in politics to the UofSC campus to share their insights.

Army ROTC Support Fund

This fund provides support for the various needs associated with the students and cadre within the program, so they can compete with ROTC programs nationally. Your support helps with supplies and equipment, transportation, event expenses, recruiting initiatives, room and board for scholarship cadets and many other needs.

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