Academic Programs, Centers, & Institutes

Academic Programs

A College of Charleston education is a personalized education. We offer 62 majors and 79 minors and a robust graduate program. 

Explore the list of majors, minors, and other programs

For specific program requirements, reference the official College of Charleston Catalog, which includes details about our Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education requirements. 

Academic Schools

The College of Charleston is a mid-sized university made up of seven separate schools. Through our general education curriculum, students typically take classes in each school. We also have an Honors College, a School of Professional Studies, and our graduate school, the University of Charleston. Learn more about each school and about additional academic opportunities below. 

Additionally, academic programs are coordinated by the Graduate SchoolHonors College, and our Center for International Education

College of Charleston Libraries

The Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library is the region’s top research library. This modern, three-story facility has a holding capacity of one million volumes, seats 1,400 people and has 300 computers, including dozens of laptops that can be checked out and linked up to the building’s ubiquitous wireless network. The College of Charleston Libraries also include the following:

Centers, Institutes, and Special Opportunities

The College has over 50 distinctive academic centers, institutes, and special offices dedicated to enhancing our student experience, including, but not limited to the the Center for International EducationContinuing and Professional EducationUndergraduate Research and Creative ActivitiesConvocation, including The College Reads! program, and our High School Student Dual Enrollment program

View all academic centers and institutes.


To view a printable list of academic programs, please reference the CofC Majors Report and CofC Minors Report. More information is found in our Student Handbook and the Program of Study Resources (aka "Roadmaps for Majors and Minors").