Academic Catalog

USC Upstate Greenville Campus

The USC Upstate Greenville Campus is located at the University Center Greenville, a state-of-the-art teaching and learning center designed to serve traditional, undergraduate students as well as adults who want to pursue bachelor or graduate-level degrees. Courses are offered on-site and online. If you have an associate’s degree or if you’re ready for junior- or senior-level courses, you can complete a bachelor’s degree in the programs listed below.

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology Management


The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology Management (ETM) was designed for engineering technology associate’s degree holders who wish to earn a bachelor’s degree with only an additional two years of coursework. 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 for more information.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)


Interdisciplinary Studies provides students the opportunity to develop, in consultation with an advisor, a multi-disciplinary program of study to meet their educational and career goals. The flexibility of the IDS program allows students to combine course work from two or more disciplines based on career goals, workplace advancement needs, or preparation for graduate or professional study. IDS students may take upper-level courses in any discipline in arts and sciences, in any business discipline, and in some education disciplines. In addition, IDS students may choose a focus area such as Business and Communications, Nonprofit Administration and Sociology, or Technology and Nonprofit Administration. The IDS major is available to students at all levels of their academic careers—from the beginning freshman to the degree-completion student with previously earned credits. IDS transfers who have earned an AA or AS degree from a regionally-accredited (for college transfer) technical or community college or have completed the general education requirements at an accredited baccalaureate institution will have satisfied the general education requirements for the bachelor of interdisciplinary studies degree in IDS. A minimum of 30 semester hours must be completed in residence at USC Upstate after acceptance into the IDS program.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

RN to BSN Course Sequence: 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 RN to BSN is available in its entirety online and on site at USC Upstate Greenville Campus. The school awards 33 semester hours of validated nursing credit to each registered nurse for past nursing courses.

Mary Black College of Nursing Graduate Programs


Graduate students attend classes in the online environment, and the administrative support for the MSN programs are housed at the Greenville Campus. The graduate programs are designed for Registered Nurses who graduated from an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Students may complete the graduate programs in two calendar years of full-time study, and in three years if they choose part-time study.

Master of Science in Nursing Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL): Students in the MSN program have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills for leadership roles in professional nursing practice in a wide variety of settings. Students complete all coursework on-line and 450 clinical hours can be completed in their work settings. Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be eligible for CNL certification through the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

Master of Science in Nursing Education: Upon successful completion of the masters of science in nursing education program, students will have the opportunity to educate current and future nurses. They will be prepared to teach in academic and clinical settings, including staff development. Students will complete all coursework online with 375 clinical practicum hours completed in clinical settings. Once the program is completed, the graduate will be eligible to become certified by the National League of Nursing (NLN) as nurse educators.

Master of Science in Nursing Leadership: Students will be prepared to assume leadership roles in academic and practice settings. They will learn to prepare budgets, complete scheduling, develop and implement policies and procedures, advocate for patients, and serve on interprofessional teams in this program. Students will complete all coursework online with 187 clinical practicum hours completed in clinical settings. Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be eligible to become certified as nurse executives by the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL).