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College of Arts and Sciences

Centers and Institutes

The Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology and Society is dedicated to building diverse communities for the study of technology, medicine and science in past and present societies.

Learning to care for our incredible coast requires a hands-on approach. That’s why, in addition to our lab facilities in Columbia, we study in our 17,500-acre living laboratory at the coast.

A joint initiative of the College of Arts and Sciences and University Libraries, the center seeks to bring out civil rights history to life and inspire an informed dialogue about today's social justice issues.

Established in 2008, the nonprofit Confucius Institute is a joint program of the Beijing Language and Culture University and the University of South Carolina promoting Chinese language education, and educational, cultural and business exchanges between South Carolina and China.

The center supports various types of innovations in the use of digital technology for research, teaching and public outreach in the humanities and related disciplines.

Lives and property can be saved if we can learn what a disaster, like a hurricane, will do before it occurs. The institute studies planning, responses and works to identify trends in natural disasters.

The History Center nurtures scholarship and engages with the community to promote the historical craft.

Established in 2007  to encourage the scholarly study and public understanding of  race and black life, the Institute for African American Research achieved official status from the Board of Directors on April 7, 2009, and on June 17, 2009, from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.

Unlocking the mysteries of the mind-brain connection is one of the great scientific challenges of the 21st century. The University of South Carolina is poised to become a world leader in cognitive neuroscience research with the establishment of the Institute for Mind and Brain.

As the state where the Civil War began, South Carolina has always been at the forefront of the history of the American South. The Institute for Southern Studies (ISS) at the University of South Carolina helps tell this important story.

At The McCausland Center, researchers and students explore one of the greatest frontiers in science: the brain.

The Parenting and Family Research Center conducts studies aimed at understanding and promoting the well-being of children in the context of family, school and community.

The Center for Science Education is committed to creating better science educators through training, program development and specialized training.

How has human life and culture evolved over the millennia? To study this crucial question, the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology was established in 1963 as a University of South Carolina research institute and a State cultural resource management agency.

The Walker Institute is home to six minor degree programs that engage students in the interdisciplinary study of world affairs and cross-cultural understanding. 


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