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Study at South Carolina

More than 200 years of history meet cutting-edge academics at the University of South Carolina. What you’ll learn in the classroom is only the beginning of your college experience.

Choose from hundreds of degree options at one of the nation’s leading universities. Outside of the classroom, enjoy one of the most welcoming and student-focused university campuses. The nation’s best first-year experience. A Carnegie leader in research and community engagement. An inclusive environment. You can find the world here.

Students have access to a universe of academic programs and learning opportunities that expand knowledge while furthering professional and personal development. With each semester, further define your goals, explore alternate pathways and move closer to your academic ambitions. At South Carolina, you’ll have access to some of the nation’s — and world’s — best academics. 

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Flagship Academics

South Carolina students have access to more than 300 majors including 60+ nationally ranked academic programs. We’re the state’s flagship university, a major center for global research and home to the nation’s best first-year experience at a public university. 

Undergraduate Education

300+ Areas of Study

Choose from more than 300 areas of study, pursue degrees from bachelor’s to doctorate and even customize your education through accelerated or dual degree programs, specializations and certificates. 

Majors and Degrees

Pursue Knowledge

Join an engaged community of scholars at South Carolina. Our top-tier research institution is a gateway to more than 250 graduate programs across 16 colleges and schools. Our more than 6,000 graduate students have the opportunity to research with world renowned faculty members, who lead the state in faculty research productivity, according to The National Research Council. 

Graduate Education
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Professional Schools

Our professional programs are the first choice for many of our state’s future physicians, lawyers and pharmacists. One reason is the accessibility of top-flight academics at a reliable value as rated by Kiplinger’s and Forbes.

Learn Online

Access top-quality online programs and individual courses that equal rigorous on-campus learning. Meet your curriculum, degree or career goals with the enhanced flexibility and convenience. 

Online Education

Award-Winning Library System

The university's library system includes the oldest freestanding college library in the United States plus contemporary facilities and collections that will teach and inspire generations to come. Our patron-focused services help you borrow and request materials, find quiet study spaces, use technology and learn research skills. 

Libraries and Collections
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  • Colleges and Schools

    Across 16 colleges and schools, students at South Carolina have access to more than 300 academic programs, including more than 60 that are nationally ranked — the most in the state. Our campus is a place to explore your interests, create your path and own your future.

    Colleges and Schools

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Become a lifelong learner.

Discover a range of programs for students of all ages. Access courses focused on building skills such as digital photography and American Sign Language or professional certifications including Lean Six Sigma and project management. Find personal interest, professional education and test preparation courses that make learning reliable and convenient. 

Continuing Education
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