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Face coverings will be required on-campus and social distancing will be encouraged among members of the campus community. The semester will be offered in an accelerated format, with in-person instruction ending on Nov. 24. In addition, classes will be held on many traditional holidays and breaks to allow for the semester to end earlier than usual. Campus will be closed on Labor Day (Sept. 7). Classes will be held asynchronous (virtual) on Labor Day (Sept. 7) and Election Day (Nov. 3). Classes will be held remotely on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Fall break will also be cancelled with face-to-face instruction being held on Oct. 15-16. This schedule also aligns with that of University of South Carolina's institution in Columbia.

Degree Programs

No matter what your education goals are, we have a degree program for you. You can start here and transfer to another USC campus, finish your degree here or complete your degree online. 

Bachelor's of Science in Nursing Program

Through our partnership with USC Aiken, USC Union is able to deliver the USC Aiken Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. This new expansion will allow students to study all four years in Union and Laurens, including coursework and clinicals. The goal is to attract more nurses to our area in order to impact local healthcare workforce needs. Contact our Nurse Administrator, Lynn Edwards, for more informaiton!

Associate's Degrees

Our associate degree programs will help you learn to think critically, develop logical and persuasive arguments, and communicate clearly. Both degree programs will also include the Carolina Core, 15 credit-hours that are common to all associate degrees.

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Science


Online Bachelor's Degrees

Palmetto College's online programs are a flexible and convenient way to complete your degree if you have some previous college credit and want to work toward a Bachelor's Degree. They're developed and taught by the same professors who teach statewide in the nationally renowned USC system, and as a Palmetto College student, you'll have access to the university's academic resources. Best of all, when you're finished with the program, you'll graduate with a bachelor's degree from a top-notch, nationally accredited university!

Palmetto College Online Programs