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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 12 major programs and 25 minors. 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, political science, English, psychology, history, religious studies, sociology, anthropology and philosophy. 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, including archaeology; African studies; African American studies; British studies; comparative literature; Crime, Law and Society; European studies; and film studies.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences News

Recent Graduate Now Working for Senator on Capitol Hill
Posted on 20 August 2014 | 4:13 pm
Please give a brief description of what you are doing now. I am a Staff Assistant for the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. I started this position in the beginning of February 2014.   I work on the Republican staff for Senator James E. Risch (R-ID), the Ranking Member of the committee.  The […]
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College Features HSS Alumni
Posted on 12 August 2014 | 3:47 pm
The College’s popular I Want Your Job series is already on its 34th post and graduates of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences are well-represented. Our alumni like to show off what they are doing with their degree from one of the most popular schools at the College. And why not? They are doing some pretty […]
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