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Liberal Arts and Humanities Pathway

You turn logic into language, history into empathy and, with a bit of creativity, the complex into the captivating. Take those skills and tackle some of today’s biggest social and technological challenges.

Students in this pathway want to share their creativity, solve world problems, explore different cultures and converse in different languages.

Explore Related Majors

Anthropology Economics Interdisciplinary Studies Religious Studies
Art History English International Studies Russian
Art Studio Film and Media Studies Mathematics Social Work
Classics French  Media Arts Sociology
Chinese Studies Geography Philosophy Spanish
Comparative Literature Geological Sciences Political Science Statistics
Criminology and Criminal Justice German Psychology Theatre
Dance History 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.

  • Ink! Undergraduate English Association
  • Irish Heritage and History Group
  • We Make Manga Productions
  • Gamecock International Service Learning
  • Cocky’s Canine PAALS
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Carolina Equality Alliance
  • Individuals Respecting Identities and Sexualities
  • It's On Us
  • Gamecocks Aiding Refugees in Columbia
  • Best Buddies
  • Carolina Homelessness Outreach
  • Sustainable Carolina

Customize your schedule with classes that allow you to explore your interests.

  • Psychology of Religion
  • Language in Society
  • Rhetoric and Popular Culture
  • Film and Media Theory and Criticism
  • Superheroes across Media
  • Women’s Rhetoric
  • Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Movement Laboratory
  • Analyzing Homicide
  • Drinking in Culture: Anthropology of Alcohol
  • Discourse, Gender and Politics of Emotion
  • International Social Work and Social Justice
  • Making Media That Matters
  • Psychology of Consciousness
  • Material Culture in the Digital Age

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

The Proving Ground: Student entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas and compete for funding from Columbia investors. Winners receive the capital to bring their concept to life.

SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge: This revolutionary professional development workshop teaches participants to become better entrepreneurs, collaborators, change agents, community pillars and dreamers.

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 illuminates the human condition in a whole 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.

Walker Institute: Home to six minor degree programs, the institute engages students in the interdisciplinary study of world affairs and is dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding on campus and around the world.

The I. DeQuincey Newman Institute for Peace and Social Justice: The institute promotes social justice through interdisciplinary education, consultation and research at the community, state, national and international levels.

Institute for Families in Society: Working across multiple disciplines, the institute tackles critical issues such as mental health, trauma, abuse and neglect and helps partners access training and support to strengthen and engage communities, and improve the health of at-risk populations.


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