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Degree Programs

You can go anywhere from here. You can begin your bachelor's degree, earn an associate's degree, or finish your bachelor's online through Palmetto College. Whatever your educational goals, we look forward to helping you meet them.

USC Sumter offers the first two years of almost every major offered by the University of South Carolina. Through partnerships with other USC campuses, you can also complete coursework toward a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, or a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership.

It’s also possible to complete a bachelor’s degree in certain majors without leaving the Sumter campus. And if the time comes, it’s easy to transfer to other USC campuses, where you can pursue degrees in fields like the arts, engineering, communications, health care, education and business.


Start Here

Begin your University of South Carolina Education at USC Sumter. Earn significant credit toward your chosen USC bachelor's degree, including the majority of the Carolina Core courses and many major courses from a wide variety of departments and programs. 

Common Majors/Fields of Study

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Engineering
  • Civil Engineering (Computer, Electrical, or Mechanical)
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Film and Media
  • History
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Journalism
  • Nursing
  • Pre-Pharm
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Relations
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Stay Here

Continue your work toward a bachelor's degree while at the same time earning a University of South Carolina Sumter two-year Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree to enhance your education and professional career.

At USC Sumter, you can earn an Associate’s Degree with a focus on a specific track.

Associate in Arts:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • History 
  • Liberal Studies
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Sociology

Associate in Science:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Business
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Services
  • Psychology

Finish Here

Complete your undergraduate education by earning one of several USC bachelor's degrees available right here on campus. Or select one of the Palmetto College online degree completion programs

Palmetto College Programs

Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Arts