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Palmetto College Criminal Justice Program

Thank you for your interest in USC Upstate’s Palmetto College Criminal Justice degree completion program.

The Palmetto College prgoram allows you to complete a bachelor’s degree without leaving your job, family, or community. All criminal justice coursework is available 100% online using Blackboard, a web-based learning management software. To be successful in this program, students are required to have access to a computer with reliable internet connectivity. Please see the Technical Requirements document for additional software requirements. In addition, many student support services are available via distance methods (phone, email, web conferencing software like Skype, Internet support sites). Finally, all students will have a dedicated academic advisor to help them successfully progress through the admissions process to graduation.

The Criminal Justice program at the University of South Carolina Upstate is designed to provide present and future criminal justice professionals with the educational background necessary to be successful in a criminal justice career, graduate school or law school. Criminal Justice majors complete a course of study that includes crime, offenders, courts, policing, corrections and victims. The program is concerned with both theory and practice.

Students applying to the Palmetto College Criminal Justice degree completion program at USC Upstate should have a minimum GPA of 2.00 and approximately 60 transferable hours, which include the majority of the general education courses.

Please refer to the program check sheet for a detailed list of requirements. To review the transferability of course work from the South Carolina Technical Colleges, refer to the Transfer Guide for South Carolina Technical Colleges as well as the individual transfer articulation agreements. If you have any questions about course transferability, please contact the program coordinator at  morebil@uscupstate.edu.


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