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Behavioral and Social Sciences Pathway

How do you have an impact? It starts with your relentless pursuit to build stronger communities, unlock the human mind, improve our society and seek justice for those who need it most.

Students in this pathway want to research human behavior, lead top businesses, protect the public and shape a more sustainable world.

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Advertising Global Studies Mass Communications Public Relations
Anthropology  History Philosophy Religious Studies
Art Education Hospitality Management Physical Education Sociology
Criminology and Criminal Justice International Business Political Science Social Work
Elementary Education International Studies Psychology Tourism Management
Geography Management Science Public Health Women's and Gender Studies

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Learn more about resources and opportunities.

Start gaining valuable major-related experience through these student organizations.

  • Active Minds
  • It's On Us
  • One Love Foundation
  • Rehabilitation Counseling Student Association
  • GlobeMed
  • Her Campus South Carolina
  • Anthropology Student Association
  • Women Lead
  • Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter

Customize your schedule with courses that allow you to explore your interest.

  • International Social Work and Social Justice
  • Environmental Factors and Human Health in Costa Rica
  • Athletic Training Experience with South Carolina Football
  • Food Systems
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sociology of Crime
  • Forensics of Sherlock Holmes
  • Green Politics
  • Foreign Market Entry and Growth
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Child Behavior and Mental Disorders
  • The Economics of Terrorism

Here are some of the work experiences students have in and outside of the classroom.

Washington Semester Program: Gain experience in the political process by working with Senators, attending joint sessions of Congress, assembling policy reports, listening to constituents and even going on guided tours.

Center for Civil Rights History and Research: A joint initiative of the College of Arts and Sciences and University Libraries, the center seeks to bring civil rights history to life and inspire an informed dialogue about today's social justice issues.

Digital Humanities: Exploring digital technology’s place in the worlds of art, science and literature helps us see the human condition in a new way. The center supports various types of innovations in the use of digital technology for research, teaching and public outreach in the humanities and related disciplines.

Institute for Mind and Brain: Unlocking the mysteries of the mind-brain connection is one of the great scientific challenges of the 21st century. South Carolina a is poised to become a world leader in cognitive neuroscience research with the establishment of the Institute for Mind and Brain.

Yvonne and Schuyler Moore Child Development Research Center: A multidisciplinary group of faculty members and research personnel, this center works to inform early childhood educators on the nature and support necessary for children’s growth and development. One focus includes research on how to effectively support children and families through the work of early childhood practitioners and policymakers. Another addresses the needs of children at risk for school failure.

Institute for Families in Society: The institute tackles critical issues such as mental health, trauma, abuse and neglect and helps partners access training and support to deliver evidence-based services.


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