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Plan Your Degree

It's never been more convenient to earn a USC degree, online or on-campus.

Associate Degree

Earn it on campus

Associate degrees can be earned in two years. They can be specific to a skill set, like an associate of science in nursing, or more general, like an associate of arts. Students who  choose the more general associate of arts or associate of science degree often continue on to earn their bachelor's degrees. You can earn an associate degree from any of our Palmetto College campuses.


Bachelor's Degree

Earn it online or on campus

Bachelor's degrees from USC are comprised of core courses and specialty courses specific to your major. Bachelor's degree programs typically take four years to complete. If you already have some college credits from another institution, contact a Palmetto College representative to see if you're a candidate for our online bachelor's degree completion program. 

First two years
The Carolina Core is USC’s general education program, and it includes a variety of  liberal arts classes. You can take these courses in person at any USC campus, including our two-year Palmetto College campuses. You can also earn these credits through technical college or other four year institutions. 

Last two years – Major Coursework
In your last two years, you’ll specialize and declare a major. You can complete the final two years of your bachelor’s online at Palmetto College, or at one of our four-year campuses.