The College of Charleston is first and foremost a teaching institution. Its low student to faculty ratio of fifteen to one allows students to work closely with nationally recognized faculty and to be valued as an integral part of the College’s close-knit community of scholars. As a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), the College of Charleston is committed to its focus on teaching.
A LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION
The College of Charleston offers more than forty majors; the school’s most popular majors are business and economics, education, and arts. The College also boasts a strong program in biochemistry and a well-regarded Honors College that draws 6.5 percent of College of Charleston’s students. Building on its founding principles, the College has rigorous general education requirements, supporting its liberal arts context. All students must take at least the equivalent of four semesters of a foreign language and numerous cultural studies programs, reflecting the College of Charleston’s global focus and international orientation. In addition to modern languages, the College offers two majors in Classics, an AB degree for students whose primary interest is the study of Greek and Latin, and a BA degree, which focuses on Greek and Roman culture and civilization.
Undergraduate research and creative projects are encouraged at the College. Faculty members serve as mentors to students, and funding is available through competitive grants. Science, theater, sociology, and Spanish majors alike take advantage of these grants. Many projects utilize Charleston – a modern, urban, and historically significant city – as a living and learning laboratory