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Names of Departments and Offices

In general, use the proper (complete and capitalized) name on first reference. Subsequent references may be shortened and in lowercase if the meaning is clear. Capitalize when using the full, proper name (e.g., the Department of English, Arts Management Program, Asian Studies Program). Lowercase when using a shortened name (e.g., the English department, arts management, Asian studies).

This is not necessarily a comprehensive list of all departments and offices on campus. Please send an email to for suggested updates.

Academic Divisions

School of the Arts

School of Business

School of Education, Health, and Human Performance

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs

School of Professional Studies

School of Sciences and Mathematics

Honors College

Graduate School, University of Charleston, South Carolina

  • South Carolina may be shortened to S.C. for space constraints

Academic Departments/Programs

African American Studies Program

African Studies Program

American Studies Program

Arabic Program

Arts Management Program

Asian Studies Program

Bilingual Interpreting Program

Call Me MISTER Program

Center for Continuing and Professional Education

Center for Effective Teaching and Learning

Center for Partnerships to Improve Education

Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston

Center of Excellence for the Advancement of New Literacies in Middle Grades

Chinese Program

Crime, Law and Society Program

Data Science Program

Department of Accounting and Business Law

Department of Art and Architectural History

Department of Biology

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Department of Classics

Department of Communication

Department of Computer Science

Department of Economics

Department of English

Department of Finance

Department of French, Francophone, and Italian Studies

Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences

Department of German and Russian Studies

Department of Health and Human Performance

Department of Hispanic Studies

Department of History

Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Department of International and Intercultural Studies

Department of Management and Marketing

Department of Mathematics

Department of Music

Department of Philosophy

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Department of Political Science

Department of Psychology

Department of Religious Studies

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Department of Studio Art

Department of Supply Chain and Information Management

Department of Teacher Education

Department of Theatre and Dance

Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program

Film Studies Program

General Education Program

Hindi Program

Historic Preservation and Community Planning Program

Honors Program in Business Administration

Italian Studies Program

Japanese Program

Joseph P. Riley Jr. Center for Livable Communities

  • second reference: The Riley Center

Lowcountry Hall of Science and Math

Marine Resources Library

Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library

  • first or second reference: Addlestone Library

Memminger Partnership Program

  • second reference: Memminger Partnership

N.E. Miles Early Childhood Development Center

Neuroscience Program

Office of Maymester and Summer Sessions

Office of Professional Development in Education

Office of Student Life

Office of Student Services and Credentialing

Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

Portuguese Program

Program for Legal Interpreting

Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World

Russian Studies Program

Special Collections

Tate Center

Teaching Fellows Program

Urban Studies Program

Women’s and Gender Studies Program

Writing, Rhetoric, and Publication Program

Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program
  • second reference: Jewish studies

Administrative and non-academic Offices

Academic Advising and Planning Center

Ann and Lee Higdon Student Leadership Center

  • first or second reference: Higdon Student Leadership Center
Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture
  • second reference: Avery Research Center

Campus Housing

Campus Recreation Services
  • often abbreviated as CRS

Career Center

Carter Real Estate Center

Center for Academic Performance and Persistence

Center for Civic Engagement

Center for Creative Retirement

Center for Disability Services

Center for International Education

Center for Student Learning

Center of Sustainability

Central Stores

  • also called Central Warehouse
College of Charleston Bookstore

College of Charleston Dining Services
  • also called Dining Services
College of Charleston Foundation

College of Charleston North Campus
  • on second reference: North Campus

Controller’s Office

Community Service Center

Copy Center

Cougar Card Services

Counseling Center

Department of Athletics

  • also Athletics Department

Department of Public Safety

Department of Residence Life

Division of Business Affairs

Division of Information Technology

Division of Institutional Advancement

Division of Marketing and Communications

Division of Student Affairs

Eddie Ganaway Diversity Education and Resource Center

Environmental Health and Safety

Facilities Management

  • made up of Administrative and Maintenance Support Center, Carpentry Shop, Central Energy Plant, Custodial Services, Electrical Shop, Elevator Repair and Service, Engineering Division, HVAC Shop, Lock Shop, Maintenance Shop, Paint Shop, Plumbing Shop, Recycling Shop, and Special Events, Moving and Emergency Maintenance Services

Faculty Senate

Fire and EMS

Gender and Sexuality Equity Center

Grounds Department

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Hissar Sailing Program

Office for the Academic Experience

Office for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning

Office of Advancement Communications

Office of Admissions

Office of Alumni Affairs

Office of Annual Giving Programs

Office of Budgeting and Payroll Services

Office of Business and Auxiliary Services

Office of College Marketing

Office of Development

  • also called the development office

Office of Equal Opportunity Programs

Office of Facilities Planning

Office of Financial Assistance and Veterans Affairs

Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Office of Government Relations

Office of Human Resources

Office of the Internal Auditor

Office of Institutional Diversity

Office of Institutional Events

Office of Institutional Research

Office of Legal Affairs

Office of Legal Residency

Office of Mail Services

Office of Media Relations

Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services

Office of New Student Programs

Office of Parking Services

Office of the President

  • also referred to as the President’s Office

Office of Procurement and Supply Services

Office of Professional Development in Education

Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

  • also referred to as academic affairs

Office of the Registrar

Office of Research and Grants Administration

Office of Student Media

Office of Summer Sessions

Office of Victim Services

Quality Enhancement Plan Office

Student Health Services

Treasurer’s Office

Upward Bound and Pre-College Programs

Veteran and Military Student Service Center