Academic Catalog

2024-2025 Catalog

Mailing Address:

University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303

Telephone: 864-503-5000

The University of South Carolina (USC) Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees. USC Upstate also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website ( 

The University reserves the right to make changes in curricula, degree requirements, course offerings, and all academic regulations when in the judgment of the faculty, the chancellor, the president or the board of trustees such changes are in the best interest of the students and the University.

Registration at the University assumes the student’s acceptance of all published academic regulations, including those which appear in this catalog and all others found in any official announcement.

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations. 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 the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX. The Office of Civil Rights and Title IX is located at 901 Sumter Street, James F. Byrnes Building, Suite 401, Columbia, SC; telephone 803-777-3854.

I certify that this catalog is true and correct in content and policy and states progress requirements for graduation.

Dr. Bennie Harris
Chancellor, USC Upstate

The University of South Carolina Upstate catalog is published yearly in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Welcome to the University of South Carolina Upstate! You are part of one of the nation’s fastest-growing baccalaureate-granting institutions. USC Upstate has earned a strong reputation as a major regional partner in fulfilling critical workforce needs while contributing to the social, cultural, and economic development of the Upstate.

USC Upstate offers more than 50 academic programs that will prepare you to build bridges to your future. Home to nearly 5,500 students, we offer undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, and nursing and education. The majority of our graduates are employed before or soon after Commencement.

At USC Upstate, your success is our first priority. We’re here to help ensure that you have the best college experience possible. Part of this success includes your personal growth, getting involved on campus, meeting new friends, and finding like-minded colleagues who share your interests.

The Academic Catalog presents important information about all academic policies and degree requirements and will serve as your road map as a student at USC Upstate. If you have questions as you read through the Academic Catalog, please call the Admissions Office at 864-503-5246.

Again, welcome to USC Upstate, where our goal is to offer an education for all that inspires a thriving and just society. Go Spartans!

Warm regards,

Bennie L. Harris, Ph.D.