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.
350+ Academic Programs
Choose from more than 350 academic programs, pursue degrees from bachelor’s to doctorate and even customize your education through accelerated or combination degree programs, specializations and certificates.Majors and Degrees
Join an engaged community of scholars at South Carolina. Our top-tier research institution is a gateway to more than 230 graduate programs across 16 colleges and schools. Our more than 6,400 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
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.
Joseph F. Rice School of Law
The Joseph F. Rice School of Law, one of the nation's oldest law schools, has been training lawyers, judges, lawmakers and governors since 1867. Our alumni use their law degrees to pursue justice, fight for the afflicted, and make the world a better place.
School of Medicine Columbia
We’ve been a leader in primary care education, pioneering research and providing humanistic patient care for more than 30 years. Our students experience real-world health care settings early on to support their growth as patient-focused clinicians.
School of Medicine Greenville
Serving the South Carolina Upstate and beyond, we are one of only two U.S. medical schools that train students as EMTs in the first six weeks of their medical education. Introducing students to the world of medicine and real patient care is our hallmark.
College of Pharmacy
For more than 150 years, the College of Pharmacy has prepared students to enter the world of professional practice, research, pharmaceuticals and beyond. Students of our accredited program prepare for careers on the front lines of healthcare.
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
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
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