The College of Arts and Sciences is home to award-winning scientists, scholars and
teachers that span the arts, humanities, natural science and social science disciplines.
Combining the strength of tradition with the energy of innovation, our faculty and
staff equips students with critical thinking skills necessary for careers in today’s
Why wait until after college to do what you love when you can get hands-on research
experience right now? Our designation as an R-1 research university affords you the
opportunity to conduct important research in your field of study. Opportunities are
available for graduate and undergraduate students.
Our research facilities encourage innovation among our faculty and students, provide services to residents and commercial enterprises in South Carolina, and are used by visiting researchers.
The Electron Microscopy Center is a core facility providing all levels of technical support and consultation in the area of light microscopy, electron microscopy and elemental analysis.
The Center for Elemental Mass Spectrometry is a core analytical facility and cost center, used primarily by faculty and students in the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment.
More and more we depend on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data. Our center is committed to refining and improving the systems, consulting with users and providing advanced training.
A magnetometer with field strength up to 7 Tesla, sensitivity of <10-7 emu and temperature range from 1.8 - 350 K is available in the Magnetic Measurement Facility.
The Mass Spectrometry Center includes two VG 70S instruments, a Finnigan TSQ, Micromass Q-TOF I, Micromass Quattro LC, Bruker Ultraflex MALDI TOF/TOF, and other chromatographic apparatus that can be configured with the instruments.
Bringing an idea to life is a critical step. Our facility, equipped with an array of equipment and qualified staff, can turn a drawing into a working assembly.
The NMR Core Facility is part of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. It is the only high resolution NMR facility at UofSC and provides services to other local universities and industrial clients.
Our Powder X-Ray Diffraction Facility comprises a Rigaku Ultima IV powder X-ray diffraction system and a Rigaku D/Max 2100 powder X-ray diffractometer.
The center provides scientific computational research services involving high performance computing systems for processing large data simulations and running complex calculations.
The Single Crystal X-Ray Diffraction Facility operates a Bruker D8 Quest diffractometer with sample operating temperatures of 90 to 300 K.