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McCormick, Adrienne

Welcome to the College of Arts & Sciences, the home of various disciplines within the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. We are the largest academic college, housing 14 departments, five centers, and delivering most of the campus’s general education program. The breadth and depth of the college showcases several unique hands-on learning opportunities that position students who choose majors and/or minors in our college to succeed in their chosen career paths. Instruction is delivered by national and international experts in their disciplines in an intimate and stimulating classroom setting. Our undergraduate and graduate programs have been strategically designed to foster an inquisitive nature and sense of purpose. These experiences equip students with the skills required to lead in their communities and professional settings.

The trademark of the Winthrop experience, particularly within the College of Arts & Sciences, is the dedication of its award-winning faculty, staff, students, and alumni. We, collectively, believe in the value of a liberal arts education and view it as a catalyst to success.

I hope that you will explore this site to better appreciate the scope and value of the programs offered by Winthrop’s College of Arts &  Sciences.

Adrienne McCormick, Dean

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News & Announcements 

Human Rights Issues Debated at 42nd Annual Model United Nations (03/14/2018)

Latest Winthrop Poll Covers Trump, State Leaders and Economy (02/28/2018)

Pulitzer Prize Finalist Will Share Inspirational Story at 17th Annual DPT Colloquium (02/28/2018)

Winthrop Biologist Part of Grant to Design Blood Vessel Replacements (02/06/2018)

Four Finalists for Arts and Sciences Dean Visit Campus Between Feb. 18 and March 1 (02/02/2018)

Human Nutrition Graduate Earns National Recognition (02/01/2018)

Graduates, President's and Dean's Lists Now Available (01/31/2018)

Winthrop Part of Partnership on a Future of Journalism Initiative (1/22/2018)

Winthrop Introduces Four Online Graduate Programs to Meet Growing Demand for Advanced Professional Skills (1/16/2018)

Political Science Faculty Member Selected for Leaders Initiative (1/08/2018)

Winthrop Alumnus and Noted Historian Derrick Alridge to Deliver Keynote Speech at City’s Annual MLK Jr. Prayer Breakfast (1/02/2018)

English Major Receives Winthrop's Highest Award for Academic Excellence (12/18/2017)

Psychology Professor Selected for Kinard Teaching Award (12/06/2017)

Dolores Vees Establishes Scholarship to Assist First-Generation Students (12/04/2017)

Families Participated in “Share the Color” Food Workshops To Learn About Nutrition (11/16/2017)

Eight Alumni to be Honored with Awards During Homecoming & Reunion Weekend (11/13/2017)

Latest Winthrop Poll Surveys Southern States about Racism and the Economy (11/08/2017)

Four Alumni Running for Winthrop Board of Trustees Seat (11/06/2017)

Department of Mass Communication Will Co-Host Part of 20th annual Native American Film Festival (11/03/2017)

Winthrop Student Voter Turnout Last Fall Higher Than National Average (11/3/2017)

Friends, Former Students of Winthrop History Professor Establish Scholarship (10/20/2017)

West Forum Hosts Rock Hill City Election Debate on Oct. 24 (10/20/2017)

National Aquarium Senior VP Highlights 27th Annual Mass Communication Week (9/29/2017)

Fossils Collected This Summer Will Be Subject of Tests (9/26/2017)

UC Berkeley Biologist Tyrone Hayes to Deliver Oct. 9 M.L.A. Lecture (9/26/2017)

Change the World With Winthrop's New Civic and Public Engagement Minor (9/25/2017)

Winthrop Part of $20 Million Federal Grant to Research Complex Materials (9/20/2017)

Six Leadership and Social Change Series Events Slated for Academic Year (9/19/2017)

Winthrop’s McNair Scholars Program Receives Third Round of Funding to Prepare Students for Ph.D. Programs (9/14/2017)

Alumna Endows $100K New Scholarship for Johnsonian Staff Members (09/13/2017)

Rock Hill City Election Candidate Forum Set for Winthrop on Oct. 3 (09/13/2017)

Grants Will Expand Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Opportunities (08/23/2017)

Alumna Establishes Endowed Scholarship to Honor Late Mother (08/14/2017)

Patwardhan Given Second National Teaching Award This Year (08/07/2017)

Winthrop Alumnus Steven Patrick Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship (08/01/2017)

Planning for Next Year's NEW Leadership Is Underway (07/31/2017)

Winthrop's Cridland Shares Big South Woman of the Year Honors (07/31/2017)

Shakespeare Carolina Returns to Winthrop With Two Shows This Summer (07/24/2017)

Takita Sumter Appointed Interim Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences (07/18/2017)

Kedrowski to Lead New Center for Civic Learning; Sumter Appointed Interim Dean of College of Arts & Sciences (07/17/2017)

GenCyber Camps at Winthrop Bridge the Gaps in Cyber Security (07/10/2017)

Human Nutrition Program Celebrates Centennial Anniversary (07/10/2017)

English Professor Explores Jung, Africa in New Text (06/28/2017)

100% Online Graduate Programs to Be Offered at Winthrop (06/21/2017)

Rock Hill Legislator and Alumnus Added to West Forum Advisory Board (06/20/2017)

McNair Scholars Present Research at Summer Symposium (06/16/2017)

Chemistry Professor Elected to Serve on ASBMB Council (06/08/2017)

WISE Interns Spent Three Weeks Learning and Teaching About Water (06/02/2017)

Winthrop Senior Honored With Fulbright Award to Study in Thailand (05/16/2017)

Human Nutrition Student Wins State Award (5/02/2017) 

Math Faculty Member Recognized for Early Career Mentoring (05/01/2017)

CBA Dean, Wife Establish Endowment for International Learning Experiences (04/27/2017)

Spots Available for Mathematics Department's Sonia Kovalevsky Day (04/26/2017)

Two Donations to Environmental Programs Expand Opportunities for Students (04/25/2017)

Winthrop Honors Retirees and Award Winners At Close of Academic Year (04/25/2017)

Alumni Couple Establishes Scholarship to Benefit Student Veterans (04/21/2017)

Three Faculty Members Tapped for Awards for Outstanding Work (04/21/2017)

Mass Communication Professor Wins National Teaching Excellence Award (04/14/2017)

President Trump Has 43% Approval Rating in SC According to Latest Winthrop Poll(04/13/2017)

Tadean Page, Julian Holland Elected CSL President, Vice President for 2017-18 (04/12/2017)

Mass Communication Faculty Member Chosen as a Kopenhaver Fellow (04/11/2017)

Charlotte Mayor to Speak at Winthrop April 11 (04/05/2017)

U.S. Legislators To Talk About S.C.’s Race Relations at April 18 Forum (04/05/2017)

Winthrop Earns Voter-Friendly Campus Designation (03/24/2017)

Three NSF Fellowships Awarded to Winthrop Student and Alumni Working in STEM Areas (03/22/2017)

Civil Rights Activist to Speak at Winthrop on April 10 (03/21/2017)

Political Science Professor Elected as Faculty Chair (03/10/2017)

41st Annual Model U.N. Celebrates Milestone (03/08/2017)

Latest Winthrop Poll Results Capture Opinions on President Trump and Others(02/23/2017)

Couple Establishes Endowed Scholarship for Political Science, Business Majors (02/22/2017)

Lincoln Expert in Demand for His Scholarship on Immigration (02/17/2017)

Presidential Candidate Forum at Winthrop Wins Regional Special Events Award (02/15/2017)

English Professor John Bird Discovers Never-Before-Published Mark Twain Children’s Story (1/30/2017)

Chemistry Professor Takita Felder Sumter Named First Provost’s Faculty Fellow (1/23/2017)

Jan. 30 Discussion to Focus on the Affordable Care Act in South Carolina (1/18/2017)

William Rogers, Winthrop University – Dolphins (1/13/2017)

Anthropology Faculty Member Serves as Co-Editor of Anthology Released This Month (1/9/2017)

Decision 2016: Educating and Activating Student Voting Power (12/19/2016)

Winthrop Students Create Bilingual Books for Area Agencies to Display (12/11/2016)

Homecoming King and Queen Crowned Nov. 12 at Basketball Game (11/18/2016)

Winthrop to Host 19th Annual Native American Film Festival of the Southeast (11/10/2016)

Nov. 15 Forum to Discuss Consequences of Act 388 on Education (11/10/2016)

Winthrop Poll Shows Hillary Clinton Leads Trump in Virginia (11/02/2016)

Nov. 1 Panel to Talk About Carolina Coverage of Upcoming Election (10/31/2016)

Winthrop Senior Awarded ANSWER Scholarship as a Levine Scholar (10/7/2016)

Jami Hodgins Selected as Inaugural Recipient of the Roddey, Johnson, Gladden, Meriwether Scholarship (10/04/2016)

Latest Winthrop Poll Surveys S.C. Residents on Presidential Candidates (9/29/2016)

Human Nutrition Faculty Explain the Pumpkin Spice Craze (9/22/2016)

Students Encouraged to Vote as Part of Winthrop Decision 2016 (9/14/2016)

English Department Chair Gregg Hecimovich to Speak on N.C. Slave Narrative at Winthrop (9/19/2016)

Winthrop Events Help Put a Face on Syrian Refugees (9/08/2016)

Students Participate in University-Reservation Partnership with Catawba Indian Nation (8/31/2016)

Students to Present Exciting Summer Research Findings on Sept. 16 (8/31/2016)

Cannibals, Harry Potter and Socrates, Oh My: Some of Winthrop's Craziest Fall Courses (8/26/2016)

Winthrop Alumna Travels to Vietnam to Help With Biology Olympiad (8/18/2016)

Social Work Department Chair Named to Accreditation Commission (8/13/2016)

Winthrop Joins Schools Nationwide in Pledge to be Voter Friendly (8/10/2016)

Winthrop's Biochemistry Program Receives Seven-Year Accreditation (08/01/2016)

History Professor Asked to Co-edit Lincoln Journal and Speak on Immigration (07/28/2016)

Graduate Announces Winthrop in the Top Social Work Graduate Programs (07/15/2016)

Fort Mill Eagle Scout Builds Rain Garden on Winthrop Campus (07/14/2016)

WISE Interns Tasked with Studying Water-Related Problems (07/05/2016)

Biology Graduate Selected for Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Award (06/22/2016)

Faculty Members Recognized With Emeritus Status, Tenure or Promotion (06/10/2016)

IMC Grads Create Marketing Strategy for 'Beat Bobby Flay' Chef (05/24/2016)

Candidates for S.C. Senate District 15 Debate on May 19 at Winthrop (05/11/2016)

Four President's Award Recipients Honored at May 7 Undergraduate Commencement (05/09/2016)

Political Science Department Chair Jennifer Disney Honored By Her Alma Mater (05/06/2016)

Few Spots Available for Second Annual Sonia Kovalevsky Day (05/03/2016)

Three Chemistry Majors Win ACS Outstanding Student Leadership Award (05/30/2016)

First Tabletop Role-Playing Gaming Class Called a Success (05/02/2016)

Latest Winthrop Poll Delves into S.C. Residents' Feelings on Race (4/28/2016)

Winthrop Recognizes Employees for Service, Outstanding Work at Annual Awards Ceremony (04/26/2016)

English Major Wins Winthrop's First Student Fulbright Scholarship (4/26/2016)

Adaeze Aninweze First Winthrop Student to Earn Prestigious Boren Scholarship (04/21/2016)

Three Faculty Awards To Be Given at May Graduation Ceremonies (04/21/2016)

Two Political Science Students to Represent SC at College Debate (04/20/2016)

South Carolina Academy of Science Chooses Winthrop for Annual Meeting Site (04/14/2016)

Lightning Strikes Twice for Faculty in Mass Communication (04/12/2016)

The Johnsonian Wins First-Place Student Newspaper in the State (04/11/2016)

Winthrop Benefactor Descendant Establishes Endowed Scholarship for History Majors (04/07/2016)

Sex Slave Survivor to Speak at Dorothy Perry Thompson Colloquium (04/06/2014)

Southeastern Women’s Association Will Meet March 31-April 2 at Winthrop (03/28/2016)

Summerville Schools Take Two Top Awards at Model United Nations XL (03/25/2016)

United Way of York County Calls on Social Work Faculty For Help (03/25/2016)

Model U.N. Celebrates 40th Anniversary March 23-25 (03/15/2016)

Darren McColl of SapientNitro to Give March 8 Lecture on Storyscaping (03/06/2016)

Two-Time Alumna Champions Disabilities Advocacy Work at The White House (03/02/2016)

S.C. General Alan Wilson Addresses Human Trafficking on March 1 (02/29/2016)

WFAE's Charlotte Talks Comes to Winthrop Feb. 16 to Discuss Politics (02/13/2016)

Carolina Values Summit to Host Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and Rick Santorum (02/11/2016)

Syndicated Radio Personality Sheri Lynch '13 to Speak on Strength, Resilience (02/10/2016)

Winthrop Mass Comm Major Awarded Grant to Study in Germany (02/09/2016)

History Professor Shares Research About Lincoln and His Thoughts on Immigration (02/05/2016)

Two Diverse Local Authors to Visit Campus (02/05/2016)

David Meeler Tapped as Dalton Endowed Chair of Environmental Sciences and Studies (02-04-2016)

Biology's Matt Heard Explains Worries Over Zika (02-03-2016)

English Faculty Member Selected as New M.L.A. Director (01-21-2016)

Two Upcoming Political Forums Will Cover Foreign Policy and Presidential Primaries (1-20-2016)

Biology Faculty Member Awarded Grant to Explore Stem Cell Growth (01-13-2016)

Third Phase of INBRE Grants Begins For Biomedical Research (01-13-2016)

Beloved Geology Professor, Irene Boland, Passed Away This Week (01-06-2016)

GOP Candidate Donald Trump Brings His Campaign to Winthrop Jan. 8 (01-05-2016)

Milestone Reached as First Winthrop Student Graduates With New Individualized Studies Major (12-21-2015)

S.C. Association of Regional Councils Names Eddie Lee New President (12-14-2015)

Distinguished Professor Jo Koster to Deliver Dec. 19 Commencement Address (12-10-2015) 

Latest Winthrop Poll is Out: S.C. Favors Trump (12-10-2015)

Foreign Policy Magazine Includes Winthrop Alumna among Top 100 Global Thinkers (12-03-2015)

Three Winthrop Alumni Selected as 2016 James E. Clyburn Political Fellows (12-03-2015)

GOP Candidate Ben Carson to Appear at Winthrop Coliseum Dec. 2 (11-30-2015)

Political Science Professor Recognized For His Passion and Scholarship with Top Teaching Award (11-24-2015)

Five Alumni Honored During 2015 Homecoming & Reunion Weekend Nov. 13-14 (11-11-2015)

Latest Winthrop Poll is Out: This is Hillary Country (11-04-2015)

Softball Player Morgan Lowers Appears on Nov. 3 The Ellen Show (11-03-2015)

Tim's Town Hall Features U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on Nov. 6 (11-02-2015)

MSNBC Forum and Other Activities on Nov. 6 to Create a Political Hub (10-30-2015)

MSNBC Will Hold Nov. 6 Forum at Byrnes Auditorium for Democratic Presidential Candidates (10-15-2015)

Water Conference Discusses Most Pressing Issues in the World Today (10-12-2015)

Professor Jason Silverman's Lincoln and the Immigrant Book Released (10-08-15)

Mars Announcement Changes Professor's Lesson Plans (09-30-2015)

Winthrop Poll: S.C. Opinions on the Confederate Flag, Economy and Leaders (09-30-2015)

Mass Communication Major Flies to Philadelphia for Pope Francis' Visit (09-28-2015)

Syrian Scholar Addresses Her Country's Civil War During Sept. 23 Lecture (09-22-2015)

Dedication Ceremony on Sept. 22 for S.C. Broadcasters Hall of Fame Display (09-18-2015)

Winthrop Alumna Establishes Scholarship for First-Generation College Students (09-17-2015)

Talented Human Nutrition Student Wins $5,000 National Scholarship (09-16-2015)

Sociology Faculty Member Compares Latino Immigrant Employment Experiences (09-02-2015)

Winthrop Alumna Awarded American Society of Primatology Grant (09-01-2015)

Chemistry Professor Led National Committee to Open More Doors for Minority Scientists (08-30-2015)

Professor to Study Advertising Leadership with TAI Visiting Research Fellowship (08-25-2015)

National Endowments for the Humanities Awards Faculty Members 140K-Plus in Grants (08-04-2015)

Professor Stephen Smith Will Collaborate on Research Team to Study School Segregation and Integration (07/29/2015)

Professor Dustin Hoffman Gives the Working Class 'A Voice' in New Award-Winning Book (07/15/2015)

Winthrop Class Visited Cuba This Summer As Countries Work to Rebuild Relationship (07/14/2015)

Human Nutrition and Social Work Graduate Programs Ranked on National Lists (06/24/2015)

Winthrop Formalizes Faculty/Student Exchange With University of Porto (06/23/2015)

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