University of South Carolina - Upstate - Bachelor's Degree

USC Upstate is one of four accredited four-year schools in the University of South Carolina System. USC Upstate is among the fastest growing universities in South Carolina — public or private.

  • Average Tuition USD 67,212

School Description

The Spartanburg Regional Campus, as it was first known, opened its doors in the fall of 1967. The school became a four-year university in 1975. In 1994, the University began offering graduate degrees. In addition to the 330-acre residential campus in Spartanburg, USC Upstate also has a junior- and senior-level commuter campus in Greenville and a campus for the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics in downtown Spartanburg.

Bachelor Programs

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Art History

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Childhood Education

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to infant and pre-school age children with special learning needs or disabilities, and that prepares individuals to teach such students. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Communication

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Computer Information Systems

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of professionals who use computer systems. Includes instruction in basic computer design and architecture, programming, problems of specific computer applications, component and system maintenance and inspection procedures, hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair, and report preparation.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Criminal Justice

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Drama

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. Includes instruction in major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Economics

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Education

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Engineering Management

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of engineering principles to the planning and operational management of industrial and manufacturing operations, and prepares individuals to plan and manage such operations. Includes instruction in accounting, engineering economy, financial management, industrial and human resources management, industrial psychology, management information systems, mathematical modeling and optimization, quality control, operations research, safety and health issues, and environmental program management.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    English

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Graphic Design

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Health Administration

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    History

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Information System Management

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; select systems and train personnel; and respond to external data requests. Includes instruction in cost and accounting information systems, management control systems, personnel information systems, data storage and security, business systems networking, report preparation, computer facilities and equipment operation and maintenance, operator supervision and training, and management information systems policy and planning.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Music

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Nursing

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Physical Education

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Political Science

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Psychology

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Sociology

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Spanish

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

  • 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, United States

    Sports

    USD 21,018 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the rules and techniques of participation and skill building in competitive physical activities, as well as non-competitive physical fitness programs. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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          • Testimony
            1999-2003, BA, Communication

            I am so proud to be an Alumna of USC Upstate! As a first generation college student, USC Upstate was perfect for me. It was the right size, in the right place and most importantly- the right price! It has everything that most larger campuses offer but still small enough so that your professsors not only know your name, they know your story and truly are invested in your success. I am proud to call USC Upstate my home!

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            1981-1984, Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Management & Finance

            The value of my quality education was so much more than the cost!

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            1994-1999, BA, Communication/Journalism

            am proud to be an Alumna of USC Upstate (was USC Spartanburg when I went). I was a first generation college student and USC Upstate was the perfect size for me. It had great professors, nice building/facilities, lot of opportunites to belong to groups, excellent educational majors, and just overall perfect school. I grauduated in 1999 with a BA in Communications and now work in the IT Field. I know I wouldn't be in this field/career had it not been for USC Upstate! I am proud to call USC Upstate my home!!