Students in the Upstate of South Carolina now have the option to take SC State’s undergraduate and graduate courses at the University Center of Greenville (UCG). SC State returns to the center for the upcoming fall semester, which begins on August 20, and will continue to expand its program offerings at the center.
Current programs being offered at UCG are: Bachelor of Science in management degree, education specialist degree and Doctor of Education degree. SC State’s management program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded understanding of the operation and management of a business enterprise. The education program purposes to produce effective performers, reflective decision-makers and humanistic practitioners.
“South Carolina State University is happy to provide access to affordable higher education to the citizens in the Upstate. In addition, the university is providing graduate education in the field of education that will help train the professionals needed for South Carolina’s public schools. SC State’s presence in the Upstate will have a positive impact on citizens there who wish to earn bachelor’s and graduate degrees to advance their careers and communities,” said Dr. Learie B. Luke, SC State provost.
UCG was established to conveniently bring bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from some of the state’s most highly ranked universities, to greater Greenville area residents and working professionals. According to the center’s website, its mission is “to advance the access and attainment of higher education degrees for the benefit of the citizens and economic community of greater Greenville, South Carolina.”
“We are enthused to return to the University Center of Greenville this fall semester. Students in the Upstate can access our courses without having to travel to Orangeburg to take them,” said Luke.
SC State’s return to UCG aligns with its objective to expand its partnerships. Moreover, the university intends to reach more students and prospective students in South Carolina’s Upstate. In January of this year, academic officials from SC State and the South Carolina Technical College System signed an agreement that gives students from all of the state’s technical colleges, including Greenville Technical College, access to SC State’s bachelor’s degree programs.
SC State joins other member institutions at UCG, including the University of South Carolina and Clemson University. Graduates will receive their diplomas from the institution of their degree program.
For more information, visit SC State’s website or contact Dr. Matthew Guah at (803) 533-3776.