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School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Welcome to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), the largest of the academic schools at the College of Charleston. With over 170 full-time faculty members, we currently offer undergraduate degrees in some of the most popular and unique undergraduate and graduate majors at the College of Charleston. Our faculty place a strong emphasis on the value of written expression and collaborative research, while preparing students to function as responsible, independent world citizens and engaged, lifelong learners.

The core departments in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences include communication, English, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, and sociology and anthropology. HSS faculty also direct the urban studies, public health, and women's and gender studies programs as well as a great many of the College's interdisciplinary minor programs.

Jerold L. Hale, Dean


"Our dedicated faculty offer students a number of possibilities for engaged learning whether from small classes, unique study opportunities, or collaborative research opportunities. We prepare students to aspire to more than just a job." Read more.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences News

Travel Award Recipient Maisy Deans Presents Research in Asheville
Posted on 29 November 2016 | 2:09 pm
by: Maisy Deans I am currently a junior majoring in psychology and minoring in political science. I work in Dr. Reid’s Social Psychology lab on campus at the College of Charleston. This past fall, 2016, I was accepted to present our research at the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists (SSSP) conference in Asheville, NC. SSSP […]
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School of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Offer Insight Into the 2016 Election
Posted on 24 October 2016 | 10:07 am
Believe it or not, political science is not the only discipline within our school that offers insights into the 2016 election. Because many of our 170 faculty have interdisciplinary research interests, our school has a lot to say on a range of important topics. So, we’ve asked our faculty to draw from their specialties to help inform […]
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