Welcome to 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.
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 more than
6,000 students from 34 states and 36 nations. We
provide students the option of attending classes on
our 340-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 (864) 503-5246. I welcome you to USC Upstate
where you will experience the great spirit that
engages students and transforms lives. Go Spartans!
Dr. Brendan B. Kelly
Chancellor, USC Upstate