The Bachelor of Arts and Science (B.A.R.S.C.) degree allows a student to create a customized program of study outside of traditional disciplinary boundaries. Students typically apply for this major the second semester of their first year in Honors.
Only available to Honors students, the highly selective program gives students the opportunity to create a customized major and curriculum by developing a challenging course of study tailored to specific interests and career goals when they can’t be accomplished with a double major, dual degree or other options.
Enjoy innovative and experiential learning from the nation’s top ranked public honors college.
Depth of Knowledge
Participate in award-winning research all four undergraduate years through the B.A.R.S.C. program.
Create a unique and challenging curriculum that fits individual interests, needs and aptitudes.
Develop close and collaborative relationships with top faculty from across the university.
What You’ll Study
Admitted students develop a unique program of study with their B.A.R.S.C. and faculty advisors. Many students use the program to begin in-depth studies of what they love before graduate school. Students often participate in undergraduate research and the South Carolina Washington Semester program.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Promoting or defending a cause or issue often using awareness, education and policy change
Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Introducing new ideas, methods or products to improve performance or achieve a specific goal
Analyzing and synthesizing information to identify patterns and connections
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Policy Maker
- Public Service