University of South Carolina-Columbia

Columbia, SC
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University of South Carolina-Columbia

Columbia-Campus
Columbia, SC 29208
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Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at University of South Carolina-Columbia.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

3022 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
157
75
 
 
Accounting and Finance
 
 
 
0
 
Advertising
 
64
 
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
346
197
 
8
Business Statistics
 
 
 
98
 
Business/Commerce, General
 
 
0
 
 
Business/Managerial Economics
 
76
 
 
 
Economics, General
 
80
12
 
3
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
 
 
0
 
 
Finance, General
 
557
 
 
 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
 
 
37
0
 
Insurance
 
146
 
 
 
International Business/Trade/Commerce
 
131
82
0
 
International Finance
 
 
 
0
 
Management Science
 
275
 
 
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
457
 
 
 
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
 
47
 
 
 
Real Estate
 
44
 
 
 
Retailing and Retail Operations
 
130
0
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1605 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/Trainer
 
24
26
 
 
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
 
 
 
 
2
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
 
16
 
 
 
Critical Care Nursing
 
 
46
 
 
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
 
 
180
 
 
Gerontology
 
 
 
0
 
Health Communication
 
 
 
2
 
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
 
 
21
 
 
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
 
 
13
 
 
International Public Health/International Health
 
 
 
0
 
Medical Informatics
 
 
0
 
 
Medicine
 
 
 
 
179
Nurse Anesthetist
 
 
54
 
 
Nursing Administration
 
 
120
0
 
Nursing Practice
 
 
 
 
29
Nursing Science
 
 
0
 
6
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
 
 
0
 
1
Pharmacy
 
 
 
 
106
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
 
57
 
 
 
Physical Therapy/Therapist
 
 
 
 
38
Physician Assistant
 
 
19
 
 
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
10
 
 
Public Health Education and Promotion
 
 
17
 
11
Public Health, General
 
 
27
1
10
Public Health, Other
 
317
 
 
 
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing
 
 
0
 
 
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
 
 
0
18
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
223
 
 
 
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
 
 
10
4
 
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
 
 
 
18
 
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
 
 
0
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1374 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Behavior Analysis
 
 
0
 
 
Applied Mathematics, General
 
 
5
 
 
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
6
2
 
 
Art Teacher Education
 
12
0
 
 
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
 
 
31
 
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
 
39
5
Creative Writing
 
 
14
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
 
 
98
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
65
0
 
1
Education, General
 
 
29
 
2
Educational Evaluation and Research
 
 
0
 
2
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
95
5
2
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
 
 
 
0
 
Educational/Instructional Technology
 
 
5
 
 
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
64
9
 
0
English Language and Literature, General
 
107
6
 
13
Exercise Physiology
 
233
7
 
5
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
 
 
2
 
 
French Language and Literature
 
8
0
 
 
General Studies
 
0
 
 
 
German Language and Literature
 
6
1
 
 
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
 
 
0
24
 
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
 
15
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
0
58
 
 
 
Music Teacher Education
 
 
7
 
0
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
15
5
 
2
Public/Applied History
 
 
8
 
 
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
11
 
1
Russian Language and Literature
 
13
 
 
 
Secondary Education and Teaching
 
 
22
 
0
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
 
 
 
 
1
Spanish Language and Literature
 
17
2
 
1
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
 
10
 
1
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
 
 
61
 
 
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
177
42
 
2

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1316 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/Black Studies
 
6
 
 
 
Anthropology
 
28
2
0
4
Archeology
 
 
 
0
 
Area Studies, Other
 
20
 
 
 
Chinese Studies
 
3
 
 
 
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
2
 
 
 
Clinical Psychology
 
 
7
 
10
Comparative Literature
 
1
4
 
1
European Studies/Civilization
 
0
 
 
 
Experimental Psychology
 
261
2
 
2
History, General
 
73
1
 
8
International Relations and Affairs
 
102
0
 
 
Latin American Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
 
58
 
 
 
Library and Information Science
 
 
113
2
4
Linguistics
 
 
3
4
3
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
 
0
 
 
Museology/Museum Studies
 
 
 
3
 
Philosophy
 
14
2
 
8
Political Science and Government, General
 
157
4
 
5
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
10
 
 
Public Administration
 
 
18
 
 
Religion/Religious Studies
 
18
0
 
 
School Psychology
 
 
2
 
7
Social Sciences, Other
 
 
4
 
 
Social Work
 
49
229
8
1
Sociology
 
37
3
 
1
Women's Studies
 
5
 
7
 
Youth Services/Administration
 
 
 
0
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

773 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
 
114
 
 
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
288
4
 
2
Biostatistics
 
 
2
 
2
Chemistry, General
 
51
4
 
29
Environmental Health
 
 
5
 
4
Epidemiology
 
 
7
 
5
Geography
 
25
9
 
4
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
14
9
 
2
Geophysics and Seismology
 
7
 
 
 
Human/Medical Genetics
 
 
8
 
 
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
 
59
4
 
4
Mathematics, General
 
35
4
 
11
Physical Sciences, Other
 
 
4
 
 
Physics, General
 
6
0
 
7
Statistics, General
 
16
4
16
8

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

732 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
 
0
7
 
 
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
 
100
10
 
10
Biomedical Sciences, General
 
 
15
11
6
Chemical Engineering
 
67
4
 
6
Civil Engineering, General
 
67
9
0
8
Computer Engineering, General
 
46
10
 
9
Computer Software Engineering
 
 
2
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
49
11
 
5
Engineering/Industrial Management
 
 
13
 
 
Environmental Science
 
18
 
 
 
Environmental Studies
 
20
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
199
14
 
11
Nuclear Engineering
 
 
4
 
1

377 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Broadcast Journalism
 
57
 
 
 
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
 
56
 
 
 
Journalism
 
25
16
 
 
Mass Communication/Media Studies
 
52
 
 
3
Public Relations/Image Management
 
168
 
 
 

290 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Conducting
 
 
0
 
4
Dance, General
 
12
 
 
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
10
12
 
 
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
 
9
 
 
 
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
 
77
3
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
48
4
 
 
Music Performance, General
 
 
15
20
10
Music Theory and Composition
 
 
0
 
0
Music, General
 
48
13
 
 
Music, Other
 
 
0
 
5

288 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
146
 
 
 
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
 
1
7
 
Computer Science
 
 
19
 
0
Information Science/Studies
 
9
 
 
 
Information Technology
 
64
 
 
 
Management Information Systems, General
 
 
 
42
 
Systems Engineering
 
 
0
 
 

195 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
 
150
4
 
1
Tourism and Travel Services Management
 
40
 
 
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at University of South Carolina-Columbia.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
 
 
 
 
Applied Mathematics, General
 
 
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
 
 
Chemical Engineering
 
 
 
Civil Engineering, General
 
 
 
Computer Engineering, General
 
 
 
Computer Science
 
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
 
 
Education, General
 
 
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
 
Educational/Instructional Technology
 
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
 
 
Engineering/Industrial Management
 
 
 
 
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
 
 
 
 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
 
 
 
 
International Business/Trade/Commerce
 
 
 
 
International Finance
 
 
 
 
Journalism
 
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
 
 
 
 
Library and Information Science
 
 
 
Management Information Systems, General
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
 
 
Medical Informatics
 
 
 
 
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
 
 
 
 
Nuclear Engineering
 
 
 
Nursing Administration
 
 
 
 
Nursing Practice
 
 
 
 
Nursing Science
 
 
 
 
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
 
 
 
Public Health Education and Promotion
 
 
 
 
Public Health, General
 
 
 
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
 
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
 
 
 
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
 
 
 
 
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
 
 
 
 
Statistics, General
 
 
 
 
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized Institution Accreditations
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Counseling and Human Development Center - Byrnes Building)
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
  • Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • English Language (English Language (English Programs for Internationals Intensive English Program))
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
  • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health (PHBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree (Medicine)
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

A- Excellent
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

3.8571428571429 Based on 7 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Journalism, Class of 1976

    internships with media companies, use of state-of-the-art technology, courses requiring use of technology

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Media Arts, Class of 2011

    Classes that focused on real world problems and situations. Many various clubs and organizations on campus to further your education as well. Also, a very up to date website and online tools such as Blackboard.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Educational Specialist in Counselor Education, Class of 2004

    information about professional organizations and networking opportunities with alumni and other professionals in the same field

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    International Relations, Class of 1989

    Job counselor, advanced technology, networking

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Spanish, Class of 2004

    Many practicum experiences, study abroad options, and mentors

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Sociology, Class of 2007

    Don't know. Career center I think

    2 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.1428571428571 Based on 7 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Journalism, Class of 1976

    When I attended, journalism students got to know each other well and learned and made mistakes together. Building relationships with faculty was encouraged, and J-School faculty were always available in their offices or in the classroom.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Media Arts, Class of 2011

    Football is very big at my school. There are a lot of Fraternities and Sororities. Business majors and pre law and pre med students make up the majority of the population.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Sociology, Class of 2007

    Greek culture pretty pervasive. Large student body. Football focused.

    2 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.4285714285714 Based on 7 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Journalism, Class of 1976

    Journalism has been merged into communications and library science and has just moved into a new facility and state-of-the-art labs.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Media Arts, Class of 2011

    All the facilities at USC are top notch. From the Wellness Center, the student center, and the library, all are constantly being updated and kept up to date. Dorms are getting better and they are always building new ones, but there are still some older dorms on campus.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    International Relations, Class of 1989

    Everything was satisfactory. Clean snd efficient

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Spanish, Class of 2004

    All new since I left!

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Social Work, Class of 1999

    spacious and good tech available

    5 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

4 Based on 7 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Journalism, Class of 1976

    Publishing an in-house newspaper, printed and online, working at the college newspaper, sports enjoying the benefits of living in the state capital.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Media Arts, Class of 2011

    Football and tailgating are the most popular activities. Greek life is very big.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Educational Specialist in Counselor Education, Class of 2004

    There are a wide range of organizations, groups, and activities.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Spanish, Class of 2004

    Greek life is big, but there's a club for everything.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Sociology, Class of 2007

    Don't really know- wasn't very involved

    3 Rated January 2016
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Questions & Answers

Who are the notable alumni?
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  • Do you know the origins of the band name Hootie & The Blowfish? The band members merged together the nicknames of two of their USC friends and the name stuck. Now you know! Darius Rucker, Hootie & The Blowfish front man turned country music star, is an alumnus of USC. So are the rest of the band members. Alumni are also professional athletes who play baseball, basketball, soccer, and football. Just a few graduates who were drafted into the NFL include Washington Redskins Cornerback Chris Culliver, Philadelphia Eagles Cornerback Sheldon Dion Brown, and San Diego Chargers Linebacker Melvin Ingram. Some have risen to top government positions. Senator Lindsey Graham and Representative Joe Wilson both graduated from the USC School of Law. Other graduates landed careers in the industry of flight. This includes Former CEO of United Airlines Glenn Tilton, Former CEO of Continental Airlines Larry Kellner, and David A. King, Director of Shuttle Processing for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's John F. Kennedy Space Center. Clearly students leave USC with many talents.

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What is the campus setting like?
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  • USC gushes with Southern charm and hospitality. Step onto the brick walkway and you’ll find yourself on the historic Horseshoe. That’s the stretch of campus that houses the original USC buildings. Trees create a shady canopy over the lushly landscaped campus as well as Gibbes Green, a peaceful hangout spot complete with Wi-Fi access. Fresh air and high-speed Internet make the perfect pair. When the weather is warm you can take a dip in the pool outside of “The Strom,” officially known as the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center. Or if you’re looking for social and leadership activities stop by Russell House University Union. Here students can sign up for local weekly service trips or catch a game of laser tag. Russell House is the place to grab a fresh batch of chicken fingers every Wednesday. Why? It’s tradition! On Tuesdays students can stroll through the farmer’s market on Greene Street and stock up on sustainable products and produce. In fact, if sustainability is your style, consider living in Green Quad. It’s where 500 students learn and live green values while enjoying apartment-style housing and weekly yoga. Do you thrive on living an active and fast-paced lifestyle or prefer to keep it calm and mindful? Either way you can create your ideal college experience at USC.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
1 Answer
  • You can enroll in online programs through Palmetto College. Palmetto is part of the USC system. They offer online bachelor’s degree completion programs in health promotion, nursing, organizational leadership, business administration, criminal justice, liberal studies, human services, and elementary education. You can also explore their online graduate program options. U.S. World & News Report ranked the graduate nursing program number one in the nation in 2016. For online graduate degrees, the school offers public health, teaching, health information technology, educational administration, and curriculum and instruction. Further, career changers and developing professionals alike can benefit from the university’s continuing education programs. For example, you could earn a grant writing certificate on-campus or a paralegal certificate online. Plus, you always have the option to take an individual online course to learn new information and skills just-because.

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What are the athletic highlights?
1 Answer
  • The USC Gamecocks are “something to crow about.” For one, USC breeds national championship-winning equestrians. The equestrian team took the Southeastern Conference championships in 2013 and 2014 and landed their third national championship in 2015. The Gamecocks have collectively scored numerous conference championships in soccer, baseball, track and field, basketball, and golf. They’re also a team with a dream: to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity. USC partners with elementary schools to run the Active Gamecocks program, where kids who make time for regular physical activity can win free tickets to upcoming Gamecock events. These student-athletes also complete service activities throughout the year. They take time out of their busy training schedules to visit hospitalized veterans and read to children. A team that does good deeds together succeeds together, right?

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What are the school's academic highlights?
1 Answer
  • It all starts with the Carolina Core. Every student, regardless of major, is required to take 10 core courses as an undergraduate. These courses will help you to build a strong foundation of communication, problem solving, analytical reasoning, and multicultural skills. You can put your skills to work by getting involved in a research project. USC is the only university in South Carolina to have been designated as one with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation. Students can apply to be a Magellan Scholar and receive up to $3,000 in funding to research a topic of interest. Magellan Scholars have studied a little bit of everything: math anxiety, maternal mortality, sexual assault, ADHD diagnoses, and underwater cave mapping. Also, you can access additional Magellan research funds if you are a student in the Honors College. Like the online graduate nursing program, USC’s Honors College has been ranked number one in the nation. A This accomplishment appeared in the 2012 publication of A Review of Fifty Public Honors Programs. Honors College students have access to honors-designated dorms, scholarships, advisers, and courses. Where else could you take Football Writing or Knitting and Philosophy? All in all USC offers a solid education coupled with specialized support and a vibrant student life.

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