Your intellectual future awaits.

A College of Charleston education is consistently excellent and constantly evolving. You can choose from 148 majors and minors (and three undergraduate certificates) that will empower you to explore every inch of the expanding intellectual universe.

We were the first college in America, for example, to offer an undergraduate degree in Data Science. We have an entire school dedicated to Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs. And we offer 25 custom-made, interdisciplinary minors in topics as diverse as Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Crime, Law and Society.

The strength of a College of Charleston education is rooted in its liberal arts and sciences tradition, which prepares students to be ethical, open-minded leaders and multidisciplinary problem solvers. Success in that is largely due to our incredible faculty – accomplished teacher-scholars who are wholly invested in the intellectual growth and personal development of their students.

Several years ago, the College embarked on a new Quality Enhancement Plan to augment the learning outcomes of our students. This plan – Sustainability Literacy: A Bridge to Addressing 21st-Century Problems – now endows our graduates with the knowledge and tools they need to advocate for a more resilient planet, country and community. 

The College of Charleston is a mid-sized university organized around seven schools:

The College also has a top-tier Honors College and a Graduate School that offers programs in over two dozen areas of specialization, including several unique certificate programs in disciplines such as operations research and arts and cultural management.

As always, we encourage prospective students to visit the campus in person or virtually. If you do come to campus, you can arrange to sit in on some classes and meet our professors. In the meantime, visit our complete Undergraduate Catalog or Graduate Catalog to start planning your life-changing academic journey at the College of Charleston.