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University of South Carolina

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The University of South Carolina is a public research university in Columbia, South Carolina. It has seven satellite campuses throughout the state and its main campus covers over 359 acres in downtown Columbia not far from the South Carolina State House.

Our 15 colleges and schools offer 324 unique degree options designed to challenge, inspire and spur your intellectual curiosity.

•Academic Overview
Start here for an introduction to our academic programs — from traditional to online to continuing education — and to view our five-year academic calendar.

•Research Opportunities
Contribute to your field of study at one of only 32 public universities to receive both the top-tier research and the community engagement designations from the Carnegie Foundation.

•Colleges and Schools
You can focus your area of study in one of our 15 degree-granting colleges and schools or broaden your college experience with interdisciplinary studies.

•Career Preparation
Learn to use classroom knowledge in the real world and turn your degree into your life’s work.

•Majors and Degrees at South Carolina
Choose the degree that fits your needs among our comprehensive programs of study in sciences, art, business, education, journalism and a host of other fields.

•Academic Success Resources
Learn to budget your time, study more efficiently and succeed. Our academic resources are available for any student looking to improve performance in the classroom and in life.

•Libraries and Collections
Our South Caroliniana Library is the oldest freestanding college library in the nation. Building on that tradition, our special collections range from early medieval manuscripts to modern literature and politics.

Freshmen will find a place to call home right here on campus. We provide lots of options, from living and learning communities to more traditional residence hall settings.

More than 500 student organizations on campus make it easy to make a difference in your community or around the world. So, pursue your passions, share your talents, and if you don’t find the perfect group, we’ll help you start your own.

Columbia is a great place to study, but there’s a big world out there for you to explore. So whether you're interested in public relations in Australia or media arts in South Korea, your study abroad options have no limits.

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