The University of South Carolina undergraduate and graduate studies bulletins are published annually giving full details concerning undergraduate and graduate academic programs and regulations. The printed and bound editions produced by University Publications are the only official versions of these bulletins.
Supplementary materials are available on request as follows: A prospectus for undergraduate students is available from the Office of Admissions. Graduate Studies Bulletins are available from The Graduate School. The medical school bulletin may be obtained by writing to the Medical School. The School of Law bulletin may be obtained by writing to the School of Law. All offices listed above are at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208.
Final authority for all aspects of content rests with the Office of the Provost. All material submitted for publication in the undergraduate bulletin must be cleared through the academic editor, Donald J. Greiner, associate provost and dean of undergraduate affairs; for the graduate bulletin clearance must be obtained through Gordon B. Smith, Dean of The Graduate School.
The University reserves the right to make changes in curricula, degree requirements, course offerings, and all academic regulations at any time when, in the judgment of the faculty, the president, or the Board of Trustees, such changes are in the best interest of the students and the University.
Registration at the University of South Carolina assumes the students' acceptance of all published regulations, including both those which appear in this document and all others as applicable in any official announcement such as Carolina Community: Student Handbook and Policy Guide.
Official policies of the University listed below are published annually in Carolina Community.
An undergraduate student may choose to obtain a degree in accordance with the curricular requirements in force for the particular degree at the time the student first enrolls as a baccalaureate degree-seeking student at any campus of the University System, or under subsequent requirements published while he or she is enrolled. However, the student's choice is restricted to a specific bulletin and the curricular requirements described therein.
Undergraduate students have a period of eight years, inclusive and continuous, in which to claim the rights of a specific bulletin. Within the eight-year limit, an undergraduate student who is absent from the University for no longer than three years, and who returns to complete a program of study, shall have the right to continue under the bulletin in effect at the time of the student's original enrollment as a baccalaureate degree-seeking student. Alternatively, the student may elect the degree requirements under the bulletin in effect at the time of return. If the period of absence is longer than three years, the student will be subject to the curricular requirements in force at the time of return. Under no circumstances will students be allowed to appeal to short-lived rules and regulations which were adopted and abandoned during the period of their absence. If drastic revisions of curricula or program requirements have occurred during a student's absence (even if for less than three years), or during the period between the student's original enrollment as a baccalaureate degree-seeking student and the eventual movement to a different degree program or campus within the University System, a reasonable effort will be made by the academic dean to permit the student to undertake a transitional program that is equivalent to the educational experience intended under the bulletin in force at the time of the student's original enrollment as a baccalaureate degree-seeking student.
The University has established procedures to certify that all classroom activities are conducted by individuals with spoken and written proficiency in the English language at a suitable level. Student complaints concerning the English proficiency of an individual with classroom responsibilities should follow the grievance procedures available from the Provost's Office.
The University of South Carolina provides equal opportunity and affirmative action in education and employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. The University of South Carolina has designated as the ADA Title II, Section 504 and Title IX coordinator the Executive Assistant to the President for Equal Opportunity Programs. The Office of the Executive Assistant to the President for Equal Opportunity Programs is located in Suite 405 of 900 Assembly Street, Columbia, South Carolina; telephone 803-777-3854.
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