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COLLEGE PROFILE

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
Summer SessionOffered
General Catalog/BulletinOnline Catalog

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Majors
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Aquatic Biology/Limnology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Insurance
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Science
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Office Management and Supervision
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Public Health, Other
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Retailing and Retail Operations
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management
  • Women's Studies
 
Most Popular DisciplinesBusiness/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/
Professional Degree Programs
None
Special ProgramsAccelerated program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Student-designed major, Teacher certification, Cooperative education program, Internships, Washington semester
Study AbroadOffered
Online DegreesNot reported

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
ComputerNot required
Foreign LanguageRequired
Math/ScienceRequired for all students

FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION

Full-Time Faculty1,397
Part-Time Faculty654
Full-Time Faculty with
Ph.D./Terminal Degree
83%
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab
Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 16% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 44% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

International BaccalaureateAccepted
Advanced Placement (AP) ExaminationsAccepted for placement and credit
Sophomore StandingAvailable through AP examinations

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Libraries
Library Available on CampusYes
Holdings 
Computing
Computer OwnershipStudents not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on CampusNot Reported
Internet/E-mail AccessNot reported

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Remedial Instruction 
TutoringAvailable
Services for Learning
Disabled Students
Not reported
Services for Physically
Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION

Master's Degrees Offered
Interdisciplinary Master of Arts, Master of Mathematics, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Library and Information Science, Master of Communications Disorders, Master of Nurse Anesthesia, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Mass Communications, Master of Speech Pathology, Professional Master of Science, Master of Biomedical Sciences, Master of Earth and Environmental Resource Management, Master of Health Administration, Master of Music Education, Master of Media Arts, Master of International Hospitality and Tourism Management, Master of Accountancy, Master of Rehabilitation Counseling, International Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Teaching, Master of Human Resources, Master of Industrial Statistics, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Public Health, Master of Retailing, Master of Engineering, Master of Public Health
Master's Programs of Study
  • Accounting
  • Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing
  • Adult Nursing
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Statistics
  • Archives/Archival Administration
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Consumer Economics
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entertainment Management
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Hazardous Materials Management
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Information Studies
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Journalism
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Molecular Biology
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public History
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Religion
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Theater
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Women's Health Nursing
  • Writing
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Public Health, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Pharmacy
Doctoral Programs of Study
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Statistics
  • Art Education
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Biology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Hazardous Materials Management
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Information Studies
  • International Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Statistics
  • Theater
  • Writing
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Average 3.55 4.04 613 631 26
Low 2.23 2.23 430 500 17
High 4.00 5.00 790 750 35
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