Private, Christian college in South Carolina

Located in South Carolina, Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community dedicated to transforming lives.

Professors provide one-on-one mentoring outside the classroom at Southern Wesleyan University

The faith-filled community at SWU is comprised of students, faculty and staff who are passionate about learning and growing, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Saving Childs Hall Campaign

Warriors at heart. Your campus experience may only last a few years, but your connection to Southern Wesleyan can last a lifetime. Stay connected to SWU through events, publications, and social media.

Students performing in wind ensemble concert as part of the Fine Arts Series

Whether you come for a campus visit, fine arts program, or athletic event, SWU seeks to provide educational and cultural opportunities not just to our campus community but to the greater community around us.

Division of Social Science

The focus of the Social Sciences Division at Southern Wesleyan University is on understanding individual and corporate human experience and behavior across a variety of cultural-historical contexts, and applying that understanding to enhancing human experience and performance.

To that end, the mission of the Social Sciences Division is to challenge and enable students to develop their skills and talents to effectively process, analyze, and synthesize a wide variety of information within the context of a Christian worldview. Students and faculty are called to apply these skills and talents to better understand, and to more effectively serve God and creation.

Social Science Degree Programs

Traditional Program

Criminal Justice Studies (BS)
Human Services (BS)
Psychology (BS)
Recreation and Sport Management (BS) - Concentrations in Outdoor Leadership or Sport Management


Adult Undergraduate

Human Services (BS)


Social Science Faculty