Associate degrees can be earned in two years. They can be specific to a skill set, like an Associate of Science in Business, or more general, like an Associate of Arts. Students who choose the more general degree often continue on to earn a bachelor's degree. You can earn an associate degree from any of our Palmetto College campuses or 100% online.
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 or online at any USC campus, including our two-year Palmetto College campuses. You can also earn these credits through a technical college or a four-year institution.
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.