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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, as well as various graduate programs. 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

Graduate Study in Creative Writing to Be Offered Starting Fall 2016
Posted on 23 January 2015 | 10:04 am
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of English are proud to announce the establishment of the Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing at the College of Charleston. Beginning in the fall of 2016, the College of Charleston will open its doors to graduate study in both poetry and fiction, […]
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HSS Student Travel Awards Offered to Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Posted on 21 January 2015 | 11:49 am
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) is pleased to offer Student Travel Awards to both graduate and undergraduate students majoring in HSS, beginning 2014-2015. The travel awards are intended to supplement funding acquired through other sources at the College of Charleston. The deadlines to apply for spring and summer funding are March 11, […]
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