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USC Lancaster reopened for in-person classes on August 20, 2020. Face coverings are required on-campus and social distancing is encouraged among members of the campus community. The semester will be offered in an accelerated format, with in-person instruction ending on Nov. 24. In addition, classes will be held on many traditional holidays and breaks to allow for the semester to end earlier than usual. Classes will be held remotely on General Election Day (Nov. 3), Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Frequently check this COVID-19 link. and the gray boxes below to stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates.

Degree Programs and Areas of Study

The University of South Carolina Lancaster offers a variety of academic programs.

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Students interested in baccalaureate degree completion programs should consult a complete list of requirements stipulated by USC Columbia.

Since we're a part of the USC system, you can also transfer to another campus or participate in great research through programs like Magellan Scholars


USC Lancaster Degree Curricula


Associate Degrees

Associate in Arts

Associate in Science

Associate in Science - Business

Associate in Science - Criminal Justice

Associate in Nursing

We offer several complete associates degree programs as well as courses that can be applied toward a baccalaureate degree. 


Bachelor of Science in Nursing through USC Columbia


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Interested in a two-year degree? Our associate's programs allow you to finish your degree here on campus. You can see all the course requirements on our academic bulletin


Finish Here

Complete your undergraduate education by earning one of several USC bachelor's degrees available right here at USC Lancaster through Palmetto College

Palmetto College Programs