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Accelerated Study Plans

Complete your degree On Your Time

Accelerated Study Plans are curricular plans that allow you to complete a traditional degree in less time.  After initial enrollment, you may choose to enter into an accelerated study plan agreement with the University of South Carolina.  If you choose to pursue a degree on an accelerated schedule, you will be assigned an adviser within your college or school in your first semester who will make sure you take full advantage of fall, spring, and summer course offerings in order to graduate in an accelerated time frame.

Take advantage of online course offerings, robust options for summer study, tailored advising, and accelerated timelines toward graduation. Graduating early translates into reduced costs, entering the job market sooner or moving on to graduate school earlier, if desired.

Please contact the Office of On Your Time Initiatives at 803-777-9850 for more information.


Three Year Degree Programs

Arts & Sciences

Biological Sciences, B.S  Contact Amanda Zeigler for more information, apolson@biol.sc.edu.

Environmental Science, B.A.  Contact Gwen Geidel for more information, geidel@environ@sc.edu.

Environmental Science, B.S. Contact Gwen Geidel for more information, geidel@environ@sc.edu.

Geological Sciences, B.S. Contact Gwen Geidel for more information, geidel@environ@sc.edu.

Geological Sciences (with concentration in Environmental Geoscience), B.S. Contact Gwen Geidel for more information,  geidel@environ.sc.edu.

Marine Science, B.S. Contact Gwen Geidel for more information, geidel@environ@sc.edu.

Sociology, B.S. Contact Shelley Smith for more information, smithsa@mailbox.sc.edu.

Cardiovascular Technology, B.S. Contact Loren Knapp for more information, lwknapp@mailbox.sc.edu.

Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Sport & Entertainment Management, B.S. Contact Kathy Smiling for more information, smiling@hrsm.sc.edu.

Accelerated Graduate Programs

Arts & Sciences

Biological Sciences, B.S. + M.A.T. (3+2) Contact Bert Ely for more information, ely@biol.sc.edu. http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/cse/mat-biology

Media Arts, B.A. + M.A. (4+1) Contact Evan Meaney for more information, emeaney@mailbox.sc.edu.

Marine Science, B.S. + M.S. (4+1) Contact Gwen Geidel for more information, geidel@environ.sc.edu.

Sociology, B.S. + M.S. (3 +1) Contact Shelley Smith for more information, smithsa@mailbox.sc.edu. http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/socy/accelerated-bachelorsgraduate-study-plan

College of Engineering & Computing

Biomedical Engineering, B.S. + M.S. (4+1) Contact Tarek Shazly for more information, shazly@cec.sc.edu.

Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurial Engineering, B.S. + M.S. (4+.5) Contact Ehsan Jabbarzadeh for more information, jabbarza@cec.sc.edu. uof.sc/entrepreneurialeneering

School of Public Health

 Exercise Science, B.S. + M.P.H. (4+1) Contact Jennifer O’Neill for more information, oneilljr@mailbox.sc.edu.