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Graduate with Leadership Distinction

Research

Students graduating from USC Columbia, Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter, or Union may earn Graduation with Leadership Distinction in Research.

 

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements
  1. Extensive Beyond the Classroom (Core) Experience
    Minimum 2 semesters in an extensive research/discovery project as defined by the discipline.

    Core experience does not include experiences counted in required course work (see #3 below), but can include courses other than those that meet the course work requirement.

    Contact the Office of Undergraduate for Research with questions on what counts for core experience in research or to find out how to begin, 803-777-1141, our@mailbox.sc.edu.
     
  2. Enhancement Experiences
    3 different experiences that enhance understanding of research
  1. Course work
    6 credit hours coursework from approved list with a grade of B or better
  1. Publication or Presentation
    Publish in a professional publication (e.g., Caravel) OR

    Present at Discovery Day; a local, state, national, or international professional meeting/conference; or an approved office/department/college presentation experience.
     
  2. E-portfolio
    The e-portfolio can be completed in one of two ways:
  • Workshop training and direct submission to USC Connect OR
  • Successful completion of a credit-bearing course meeting GLD e-portfolio requirements

 

Associate’s Degree Requirements (for Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter, and Union only)
  1. Extensive Beyond the Classroom (Core) Experience
    Minimum 1 semester in an extensive research/discovery project as defined by the discipline.

    Core experience does not include experiences counted in required course work (see #3 below), but can include courses other than those that meet the course work requirement.

    Contact the Office of Undergraduate for Research with questions on what counts for core experience in research or to find out how to begin, 803-777-1141, our@mailbox.sc.edu.
     
  2. Enhancement Experiences
    2 different experiences that enhance understanding of community service
  1. Course work
    3 credit hours coursework from approved list with a grade of B or better
  1. Publication or Presentation
    Publish in a professional publication (e.g., Caravel) OR

    Present at Discovery Day; a local, state, national, or international professional meeting/conference; or an approved office/department/college presentation experience.
     
  2. E-portfolio
    The e-portfolio can be completed in one of two ways:
  • Workshop training and direct submission to USC Connect OR
  • Successful completion of a credit-bearing course meeting GLD e-portfolio requirements

 

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Questions? Contact: 803-777-3272, uconnect@mailbox.sc.edu.


 


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