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Students: Find a Faculty Mentor

Search our mentorship database below to find opportunities for you to connect with UofSC faculty. Filter results by your major or use keywords that identify specific mentorship opportunities of interest to you. 

 

Academic Department Mentorship Opportunity Description Keywords
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College of Arts & Sciences Mentorship Opportunities The College of Arts & Sciences award-winning faculty are devoted to providing mentorship opportunities to undergraduate students who are interested in producing research.  art, film, media, classics, comparative literature, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, French, German, English, history, philosophy, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, sociology, psychology, religious studies, math, marine, geology, geophysics, environmental, physics, astronomy, anthropology, women's, gender, dance, theatre, political science, geography, 
School of Visual Art and Design Mentorship Opportunities

 The School of Visual Art and Design hosts a variety of events for students to interact with faculty in their major outside of the classroom:

  • "Welcome to Media Arts" Meeting - an opportunity for students in the major to learn first-had want Media Arts is, options within the major, and how to make the most of your time in the program.
  • SVAD Welcome Back Gathering - SVAD students, faculty, staff, and alumni commune at the beginning of the fall semester over pizza
  • Graphic Design Interest Meteing - Graphic Design Faculty Members talk about the BFA program in Graphic Design, the portfolio review process, and updates to the various concentration options within the degree.
 art, film, media, design, history, education 
Department of English and Literature Coming Soon    Coming Soon   classics, comparative literature
Department of History Research Topics The Department of History encourages students to develop research topics they would like to explore with faculty members.  
Department of Languages, Literature, and Cultures
 
The Department of Languages, Literature, and Cultures encourages students to find a faculty mentor with similar research interests by searching their mentor database. This department also has several student organizations in which faculty advisors engage to support undergraduates.

 

spanish, Chinese, russian, french, german
Department of Philosophy Faculty Mentor The Department of Philosophy encourages students to find a faculty mentor with similar research interests by searching their mentor database.  
Department of Religious Studies
Coming Soon Coming Soon  
Department of Biological Sciences Coming Soon Coming Soon  biology
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Student Organizations The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has several student organizations in which faculty advisors engage to support undergraduates.  
Department of Mathematics Getting to Know Your 500-Level Courses  Pi Mu Epsilon (PME) & Gamecock Math Club (GMC) hosts “Getting to Know Your 500-Level Courses” – an informal get-together for students to ask professors about advanced math degree requirements.  
School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment (SEOE)

 

Areas of Study
The School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment encourages students reach out directly to faculty members to express their interest in working in specific areas of study. There are also several student organizations of which faculty advise.
marine, geology, geophysics, environmental
Department of Physics and Astronomy Theoretical and Experimental Physics The Department of Physics and Astronomy encourages faculty and undergraduate students to work together on both theoretical and experimental physics.  
Department of Statistics
Coming Soon Coming Soon  
Department of Anthropology Coming Soon Coming Soon  
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Coming Soon Coming Soon  
Department of Geography Coming Soon Coming Soon  
Department of Political Science Research Opportunities The Department of Political Science encourages faculty and undergraduate students to work together on various research opportunities.  
Department of Psychology Coming Soon Coming Soon  
Department of Sociology
Research Opportunities The Department of Sociology encourages faculty and undergraduate students to work together on various research opportunities.  
College of Education
Museum of Education The Museum of Education offers faculty and students the opportunity to explore research and advance the field of education. Early Childhood Education,
Elementary Education,
Middle Level Education,
Physical Education
College of Education Early Childhood Education Students in the Early Childhood Education major meet with faculty prior to entry into the Professional Program (generally in the sophomore year) to learn more about the cohort, Special Education, the Praxis, the REACH Student Organization, Study Abroad, and Academic Advisement and Degree Progression.  
College of Education Office of International and Comparative Education The Office of International and Comparative Education provides study abroad opportunities for students to connect with faculty members while in other countries to learn about international education practices and events.  
College of Engineering and Computing
Capstone Design All Seniors within the College of Engineering and Computing participate in Capstone Design teams which engage students in real-world projects by partnering with industry sponsors to provide solutions to complex problems.  
College of Engineering and Computing
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduate Research (REU) The Summer Research Experience for Undergraduate Research (REU) allows students to conduct hands-on research in an academic setting under the direction of full-time faculty members. Aerospace Engineering,
Biomedical Engineering,
Chemical Engineering,
Civil Engineering,
Computer Engineering,
Computer Information Systems,
Computer Science,
Electrical Engineering,
Integrated Information Technology,
Mechanical Engineering
College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management
Personal Connections The College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management encourages undergraduate students and world-class faculty to engage with each other often through making personal connections. Hospitality Management,
Interdisciplinary Studies (BAIS),
Retailing,
Sport & Entertainment Management,
Tourism Management, SPTE
College of Information and Communications
Resource Fair The CIC Student Resource Fair provides undergraduate students the opportunity to mingle with professors who are teaching new electives in the upcoming semester. Advertising,
Broadcast Journalism,
Information Science,
Journalism,
Mass Communications,
Public Relations,
Visual Communications
College of Nursing
Coming Soon   Coming Soon  
College of Pharmacy
 
The College of Pharmacy offers students opportunities to engage with mentors and preceptors throughout their program, as well as the chance to participate in relevant research through the college’s several Research Centers and Facilities.

 

 
College of Social Work
Committees Undergraduate students in the College of Social Work may be elected to represent their peers on one of several faculty-involved committees.  
Arnold School of Public Health
Research Opportunities The Arnold School of Public Health encourages student-faculty mentorship through their student research opportunities. Exercise Science,
Public Health
Darla Moore School of Business   The Darla Moore School of Business holds a "Major Exploration Day" event each fall.  Freshmen and sophomores are invited to attend and all Business U101 sections require attendance. Students select up to 2 majors and go to a panel for each. The panel consists of a faculty member, an alum/employer, and a senior student. A DMSB Upperclass or Specialized advisor is also stationed in each panel room for curriculum questions.  Accounting,
Business Economics,
Finance,
International Business,
Management,
Management Science,
Marketing,
Real Estate,
Risk Management & Insurance
School of Music Spark Music Leadership Laboratory The School of Music engages faculty mentors and undergraduate students through their Spark Music Leadership Laboratory. Jazz Studies,
Composition,
Performance,
Music Theory
South Carolina Honors College Mentorship Opportunities The South Carolina Honors College provides students with mentorship opportunities with their distinguished faculty members.  
Office of Undergraduate Research Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) provides undergraduate students opportunities to engage with faculty mentors through developing research in related areas of interest  
Student Success Center: Out to Lunch Take an Instructor to Lunch The Out-to-Lunch Program through the Student Success Center provides undergraduate students a valuable opportunity to get to know their faculty in an environment outside of the classroom.  

 


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