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College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

About the College

  • Mission | Vision | Goals
    Mission

    The mission of the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences is to benefit people and communities through the knowledge we generate, the information we disseminate, and the students we educate by creating a collaborative environment across departments.

    Vision

    The College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences will be globally recognized for collaborative research and engaged teaching that enhance our understanding of the human condition, promote individual, family, and community health and well-being, and provide a foundation for innovative policy and practice.

    Goals

    The College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences uses goals to guide our activities. These goals are linked to ClemsonForward, the University’s strategic plan.

    • Promote discovery that advances knowledge, informs policy, and shapes practice
    • Improve lives in communities through outreach and service
    • Deliver high-quality programs that prepare tomorrow’s workforce and global citizens
    • Foster inclusive learning and diverse work environments where people can thrive
  • Strategic Planning

    The College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences regularly reviews its strategic plan and the activities that support ClemsonForward, the university’s strategic plan. CBSHS faculty, students, staff, alumni and volunteers contribute to strategic planning activities throughout the year during faculty and departmental meetings and retreats.

  • Building Locations

    The College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences is primarily located in six buildings on campus and two locations in Greenville, S.C.

    Barre Hall is home to the public policy interdisciplinary Ph.D. and master of public administration (MPA) programs.

    Brackett Hall is home to the Department of Political Science, the Department of Psychology, and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice.

    Edwards Hall houses the Dean's Office, Business Office, Department of Public Health Sciences, and School of Nursing.

    Lehotsky Hall is home to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. 

    Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital in Seneca is home to the Institute for Engaged Aging.

    Strode Tower and Daniel Hall house the faculty and staff of the Department of Communication.

    The University Center located in Greenville is home to several off-campus programs.

    The Clemson University Nursing building on Prisma's Memorial Medical Campus houses an expansion of the School of Nursing's traditional baccalaureate program as well as space for graduate nursing students earning master’s or doctoral degrees. The building is also home to the Clemson University School of Health Research, a multidisciplinary unit designed to accelerate growth in health-related research and education.

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Our College

Clemson University’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences combines the work of distinctive schools and departments committed to building people and communities:

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

Likewise, our students are a diverse group of individuals who desire to improve the quality of life for others. They come from across the state, the nation and the world, and many of our students participate in The Clemson Honors College, the University's honors program. With great students and the exemplary faculty and staff who guide them, our programs have amassed many honors and allow students to engage in a variety of unique programs.

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

“What do these programs have in common? They influence us all individually, but they also have global implications. The environment; health and wellness; human, political and social behavior; and our collective means of communication can be the keys to a better life for individuals, families and communities around the globe.”

Leslie Hossfeld
Dean
College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences | 116 Edwards Hall