USC Upstate Students

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Majors and Minors

Child Advocacy Studies

Fine Arts and Communication Studies

History, Political Science, Philosophy, and American Studies

Languages, Literature, and Composition


Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Women's Studies

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Whether you are a new or continuing student, a future student, or a parent, you are part of our campus and College community. I have the honor and privilege of serving as the Dean of the College, where we are committed to inspiring students and transforming their lives through education.

We offer 11 majors and 30 minors in the fine and performing arts, the humanities, and the social sciences. These are the “majors that make a difference,” with each contributing to the quality of life of individuals, families, and our communities. Our major programs offer a mix of traditional liberal arts disciplines with programmatic innovationsat the cutting edge of their fields. Certificates in German Studies and Written Communications, and minors in Child Advocacy Studies and Pre-Laware examples of curricular innovations that prepare students for continued study or for their careers. I encourage you to explore our departments’ websites to learn more about our programs.

Our global curriculum is developed and taught by engaged, world-class faculty who are committed to the success of our students. These outstanding faculty provide experiential learning opportunities—internships, service learning, faculty-sponsored creative projects and scholarship—that enhance students’ learning and college experience.

Thank you for visiting our website. The Faculty in the College are here to guide and support you as you choose a major in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and throughout your academic career at USC Upstate. Your education will be life-changing, as we Move Up Together!

Tanya Boone, Ph.D
Dean of College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

About Us

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is a community of outstanding faculty, committed to teaching, scholarship, and service, who explore the human condition through the use of engaging dialogue, critical thinking, and compassionate instruction. With small class sizes and an emphasis on student achievement, our faculty craft unique learning experiences that help students reach their personal and professional goals. By emphasizing creativity, global engagement, and diversity, the College provides innovative degree programs and an array of opportunities such as internships, study abroad, and undergraduate research. In all of its endeavors, the College is committed to preparing students for a range of outstanding career opportunities in the Upstate and around the globe. The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is where you can explore the past, understand the present, and craft the future.