USC Upstate Greenville Campus supports the following undergraduate day and evening programs:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and General Business Administration—Day and Evening Program
Master Schedule of Courses (by semester)
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration gives students a basic foundation in marketing, management, information systems, accounting (the language of business), economics, operations management, business law, finance, and business strategy. This degree allows students the opportunity to work toward a variety of career goals through concentrations in accounting and general business administration. To meet the needs of a diverse student body, we are increasing our course offerings to include online, hybrid, video conference and 7 ½-week accelerated-term courses (beginning Spring 2014).
Quality across the curriculum is a priority, and to ensure that the highest standards are consistently met, the Johnson College of Business completed the rigorous process of earning accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Less than five percent of the world’s business programs have earned this prestigious seal of approval. Earning a business degree from USC Upstate will allow students to rightfully claim to be a graduate of an internationally recognized program!
In the business program, we also focus on students mastering the “soft skills” so essential to long-term career success. These skills include writing and presentation skills, networking, team building and leadership skills. Our professionalism program helps students obtain business “social skills” and includes our “protocol dinner” that enables students to feel comfortable in any business dining situation. Our focus is on student success and we do all we can to make sure every student succeeds in their coursework and in their careers.
Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a concentration in Mass Media
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a concentration in Mass Media, designed for students who wish to seek professional training in mass media, new and emerging media and public relations, includes courses in each of the disciplines in the communications major and offers options in courses like Business, Film, Art and Information Management Systems. Students will take courses in Communication Studies, Mass Media, New and Emerging Media, Public Relations and Theatre. Students will employ critical and creative thinking; be philosophically, technologically and culturally literate, be effective communicators and be appreciative of the visual and performing arts and humanities. Combining the traditional delivery system of face-to-face learning with online instruction, the University is excited to return this degree program to the University Center Greenville campus.
Teacher Education Programs
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USC Upstate Greenville Campus offers instruction in early childhood education, elementary education, evening program in elementary education, middle level education and special education: learning disabilities. Although the curriculum and requirements of each program are different, the over-riding philosophy of each is common—to prepare students to be the innovators and leaders of education in the United States. USC Upstate education students lead the way in efforts to reinvigorate schools, promote business and school partnerships, and ensure quality for all students. Click here for detailed program information on teacher education programs offered at USC Upstate Greenville Campus.
Engineering Technology Management
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology Management — Evening Program
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology Management (ETM) is designed for engineering technology associate’s degree holders who wish to earn a bachelor’s degree. Students enroll in the program if they possess or are near completion of an associate degree in engineering technology. The program is ideal for technicians who desire the management skills necessary to be an effective interface between technicians and upper managers. It uses a comprehensive blend of management, business, economics, and communications courses to build a layer of management knowledge and skills on students’ technical foundation. ETM courses include cost analysis, work analysis, systems decision making, quality practices, and project management. Industry projects integrated with traditional coursework enable students to apply theory in realistic management situations. The ETM degree will open doors for advancement and give students the ability and confidence to step through those doors. Visit www.uscupstate.edu/etm for more information or contact Tim Ellis at email@example.com to design a customized course plan for full-time or part-time students.
Information Management & Systems
Bachelor of Arts in Information Management and Systems – Evening/Online Progression Program
The Bachelor of Arts in Information Management and Systems (IM&S) degree positions graduates at the forefront of information creation, acquisition, access, analysis, dissemination, and management. Nearly every department in every company or organization has information technology and information management needs. IM&S graduates learn skills suiting them for a choice between more technically-oriented jobs or more people-oriented jobs. IM&S is a multidisciplinary information technology degree integrating an understanding of computer, networking, and database technology, information technology, information processing practices, information resource administration, and the ability to relate technical systems and social/cultural structures (informatics). Courses emphasize basic quantitative and qualitative techniques, business functions, project management, effective communications skills, and proactive team interactions. Concentration areas allow student to focus on the application of technology in one of three fields: business, mass media and public relations, and health information management; or in a minor of the student’s choosing. There is no better degree allowing students to customize their program of study for a targeted career choice. IM&S graduates are highly valued in the job market, flexible, and portable among dozens of roles and job titles in an enterprise.
The IM&S program is ideal for working professionals because it can be completed without ever having to attend classes on the Spartanburg campus (although attending day and evening classes in Spartanburg is an option for students). Students will complete a combination of live courses taught in Greenville, online courses taught via the Internet, and transfer courses taught at Greenville Technical College or other institution.
Master of Science in Informatics - Evening/Online Program
The Master of Science in Informatics consists of 30 credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree including a minimum of eight required courses (24 credit hours) and six credit hours of thesis or independent study. Two tracks of study are available to students: Health Information Management (HIM) and Information Resource Management (IRM). As an academic discipline, informatics involves the study of information and the application of information technology to the acquisition, processing, management and utilization of information. We also study how information technology has changed, and is changing, society, culture, and the workplace. Courses are entirely online or hybrid (requiring a few live meetings). This program is designed for the adult learner and working professional. Students may attend live and teleconference class meetings in Greenville or Spartanburg or by other special arrangement (for students not in the Upstate South Carolina area). The MS in Informatics is important for your career because employers are looking for portable and flexible professionals with technology-intensive graduate education to hire and promote into middle and upper management positions.
Bachelor of Arts or Science in Interdisciplinary Studies—Day and Evening Programs
Interdisciplinary Studies provides students the opportunity to broaden their education by developing, in consultation with an advisor, a multi-disciplinary or individualized program of study to meet their educational and career goals. The IDS program allows students to combine course work in two or more disciplines based on personal interest, the desire for self-improvement, career advancement, or preparation for further study. Students with a variety of course work but not enough credits for a traditional degree may find that the IDS program allows them to use much of their earlier course work. The IDS major is available to students at all levels of their academic careers—from the beginning freshman to the returning student who previously earned credits toward a particular major but has developed a new academic focus.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Offering two tracks of study: RN-BSN and Four-year degree)
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree equips students to enter the field of professional nursing by emphasizing a strong clinical background, a comprehensive knowledge of theory and development in communication skills and compassion. The program offers two tracks of study.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: This professional program prepares graduates to assume entry-level positions in a variety of health care settings. The program is divided into two components, entry as a pre-nursing major focused on meeting course pre-requisites and entry as a nursing major focused on the clinical and didactic portions of the nursing curriculum. Required pre-nursing courses provide a broad background in general education and form the foundation for the professional nursing component of the program. Courses taken in the last two years of the program provide the theoretical and practical basis for nursing practice in an increasingly complex health care system. In addition to focusing on the essentials of nursing in the hospital, the curriculum also emphasizes community based and primary care. Opportunities to provide care to diverse clients are provided. Use of technology is integrated throughout the program. The program prepares graduates for professional positions immediately after graduation and provides a firm foundation for graduate study. Students who earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) will be offered with classes commencing in August 2014. The focus will be the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) track to prepare the expert clinician at the point of care. This program is designed for registered nurses who possess the BSN. More information to follow.
RN-BSN: Registered nurses who have previously earned diplomas or associate degrees in nursing are admitted to the undergraduate program to meet requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Students are able to complete all degree requirements on a full time basis in one calendar year of study. The School awards 35 semester hours of validated nursing credit to each registered nurse for past nursing courses.