Welcome to the University of South Carolina Upstate. There is no more
exciting time to be a student at this institution than at this moment.
Now in our 51st year, USC Upstate is among the fastest-growing,
baccalaureate-granting institutions in the nation. We continue to
build a strong reputation as a major regional partner in fulfilling
critical workforce needs while contributing to the social, cultural, and
economic development of the Upstate.
USC Upstate offers acclaimed academic programs that enable you,
our students, to build bridges to your futures—involving hands-on
training that comes from internships, field service and study abroad
experiences, to name just a few. Our university community encourages
you to grow intellectually, socially and emotionally, as you develop
critical and creative capacities that prepare you for work, life and citizenship.
We serve as the academic home to nearly 6,000 students from 26 states and 17 nations. We provide students the option of
attending classes on our 330-acre residential campus in Spartanburg, the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and
Economics in downtown Spartanburg, or the University Center Greenville. We offer more than 40 undergraduate and graduate
programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, nursing, and education. This Academic Catalog presents
important information about all academic policies and degree requirements and will serve as your road map as a student at
USC Upstate. As you read through the Academic Catalog and find that you have questions, please call our Admissions Office at
I welcome you to USC Upstate where you will experience the great spirit that engages students and transforms lives.
Dr. Brendan B. Kelly
Chancellor, USC Upstate