School of Humanities & Social Sciences
The School of Humanities & Social Sciences is the foundation of a liberal arts education at The Citadel. It teaches students the fundamental principles of major fields of knowledge. It develops their appreciation of the diversity of the human experience. It cultivates their ability to conduct research, to think critically, to draw logical conclusions, and to express their thoughts effectively. It encourages them to welcome--and to learn from--conversations with people who use the same process to arrive at conclusions different from their own. And it emphasizes the need constantly to expand the boundaries of knowledge by promoting the research and publication of its faculty. Through this process, the SHSS seeks to prepare and motivate students to be informed, principled, and effective leaders in all avenues of life. Among the professions most commonly pursued by SHSS majors are: business, the armed forces, law & law enforcement, education, and public service in a variety of local, state, and federal agencies. Distinguished alumni include Ernest F. Hollings, John C. West, Joseph P. Riley, Jr., and Pat Conroy. Read more about the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in the newest addition of the Fount: Spring 2019 Newsletter and check out the SHSS Freshman Orientation!
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