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College of Arts and Sciences

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The College of Arts and Sciences is the intellectual, artistic, scientific and instructional heart of the university. We are home to a variety of academic departments, schools and programs, offering 38 undergraduate majors and 65 minors. Additionally, our research facilities encourage innovation and research among our faculty and students. 

Our reach is far and wide

As an essential component of the Carolina Core, every undergraduate at USC comes through the College of Arts and Sciences at some point, making us an incubator of human curiosity and creativity for the entire university. We open doors to the world, preparing students for an increasingly globalized society. Our graduates are a critical element of the economic fabric of our state and the nation, creating a lasting impact on millions of lives.

Mission and Strategic Goals

Learn more about the college's commitment to excellence though our mission, vision and strategic goals.


The College of Arts and Sciences is led by an experienced and passionate collection of faculty and staff. 


From conducting important research to traveling the globe, our students and faculty members are doing some pretty amazing things.

Points of Pride

Take a quick look at the College of Arts and Sciences and you’ll find some pretty impressive numbers. Our programs stack up against the best in the nation and around the world.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.