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CBSHS celebrates Spring 2023 graduates at first independent graduation ceremonyCBSHS celebrates Spring 2023 graduates at first independent graduation ceremony

CBSHS celebrates Spring 2023 graduates at first independent graduation ceremony

During the College’s first independent commencement – a milestone indicative of its significant growth in recent years – 599 bachelor’s degrees were conferred, and graduates were honored for their hard work and achievements during their time at Clemson University.

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Building People and Communities

The College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences joins together a unique combination of schools and departments: Communication; Nursing; Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health Sciences; and Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice

While each area is distinctive, we work together as a 21st-century land-grant college  addressing health and wellness challenges, tackling human impacts on the environment, and better understanding human, political and social behavior and the impact of an ever-connected world. These efforts in teaching, research and service further our mission of "building people and communities" in South Carolina and beyond.

Leslie Hossfeld, Dean, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

“The influential work that our researchers do across the country and the globe is vitally important. We also focus on what is going on in our own backyard. There are underserved communities across the state and we use our research, learning and service opportunities to address critical needs throughout South Carolina, fulfill Clemson's land-grant mission, and position ourselves as a 21st-century land-grant college.”

Leslie Hossfeld
College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Our Schools and Departments

Communication | Nursing | Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management | Political Science | Psychology | Public Health Sciences | Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice

Building Healthy Communities

Building Healthy Communities is a College-wide initiative to improve community health and well-being in South Carolina, in partnership with academic and health entities across the state.

Inclusive Excellence

Our College is committed to a culture of inclusive excellence. This commitment, investment and action informs our teaching, research and outreach within the state of South Carolina and beyond - and helps us enhance opportunities for all as we work to build people and communities.

Land-Grant Impact

See the many projects our faculty, staff and students engage in across South Carolina in our efforts to be a 21st-century, land-grant college.

South Carolina Food Access Map

South Carolina Food Access Map

In 2020 the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences’ Land Grant Local program created a Food Access Map as part of its efforts to aid Upstate residents in ten counties facing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. The map included information on organizations and the type of assistance they provide as well as operating hours and availability. The Land-Grant Local team worked with the United Way of Pickens County, the nonprofit organization Ten at the Top, and Clemson’s Joseph F. Sullivan Center interdisciplinary health center on the project, to provide information on different food resources across the Upstate. Now, in 2022, the map has been updated to include partners and agencies across all the 46 counties in South Carolina through a grant with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) Office of Environmental Affairs. Clemson Students have worked to verify and update information on over 882 food pantries and food resources, as well as locations and contact information for Department of Social Services, SCDHEC Offices, and United Way locations for all 46 counties.

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