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.
Student Research Opportunities
Why wait until after college to do what you love when you can get hands-on research experience right now?
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.
Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences receive more than $30 million in grants each year to support research, outreach and other educational programming. Explore them here.
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USC summit, tree research addresses unequal resource distribution in Columbia
USC researchers and partners have recently engaged in multiple projects to learn the effects of Columbians' surroundings on their overall well-being. These efforts include bus tours around Columbia and environmental research.
Students learn from faculty leading NSF-funded physics research
As a first-generation college student at USC, Alan Rowland (2021 B.S., Physics) wondered whether he would find a place in academia.
Statistics alumna aims high with national research
Just two years out from graduating from the University of South Carolina with her statistics degree, Hurst works for the highly regarded Pew Research Center in Washington D.C.