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College of Arts and Sciences


The College of Arts and Sciences houses programs that offer degrees and certifications within our departments. These units have a narrower focus than departments, allowing students and faculty to explore specific areas.

African American Studies

The African American Studies Program provides undergraduate majors and minors with the interdisciplinary tools and resources to study the experiences of people of African descent and to evaluate black historical, cultural, social, economic and political developments in South Carolina, the South, the United States and beyond.

African Studies

The South Carolina African Studies Program in the Walker Institute is a vibrant and growing center of research, teaching and community outreach.

Cardiovascular Technology

The Cardiovascular Technology degree program prepares students for careers in the health care industry as cardiovascular technologists, providing specialized care to patients in a wide range of medical settings.

Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature at the University of South Carolina has been ranked among the top ten public programs in the country and boasts nationally and internationally known scholars.

Environment and Sustainability

With research projects ranging from the study of wildlife populations at Chernobyl to the hidden signals of climate change, and classes as diverse as microbiology and green politics, faculty in the Environment and Sustainability program are leading global research and educating tomorrow’s environmental leaders.

Film and Media Studies

Motion pictures have moved us and shaped our society since the early 20th century. The Film and Media Studies program offers critical study of moving-image culture – its history, theory and criticism.

Global Studies

The Global Studies major is a flexible, interdisciplinary degree that familiarizes students with the complex historical and contemporary relationships and processes that link together people and places.

Islamic World Studies

The Walker Institute's Islamic World Studies program takes as its focus countries and regions throughout the world in which Muslims constitute either the majority of the population or form a significant minority group.

Jewish Studies

Judaism has been central to Western culture from antiquity to the present. Its contributions to Western civilization are deeply interwoven into both Jewish and non-Jewish Western cultural history, contributing significantly to art, language, law, literature, medicine, philosophy and political thought.


Linguistics is the scientific study of language in all its aspects. These issues are investigated from diverse perspectives, including biological, cognitive, developmental, educational, historical and sociocultural.

Museum Management Certificate

The graduate certificate in Museum Management prepares students for leadership roles in museums and cultural institutions around the nation.

ROTC, Air Force

Take the first step to a career in the Air Force. 

ROTC, Army

Get some of the best leadership training available. 

ROTC, Navy

Get leadership training and prepare for a career in the Navy. 

Russian and Eurasian Studies

This region is increasingly important in international business and politics, making this minor situated within the Walker Institute a great option for students majoring in business or political science. 

Russian Program

The Russian program at the University of South Carolina immerses students in the study of Russian culture, language and literature. 

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate

Providing a firm grounding in both linguistics and educational theory paired with practical teaching experience, the TESOL certificate program prepares future teachers of English as a second or foreign language to apply their skills in settings around the world.

Women's and Gender Studies

Students in the Women’s and Gender Studies program engage in critical discussion about issues of gender equity, racial equality and social justice. Students examine contemporary issues and gain real-world experience with community organizations under the guidance of caring, committed and knowledgeable faculty.