USC Upstate

University of South Carolina Upstate

Academics

USC Upstate is developing the next generation of globally competitive workers by providing an accessible, rigorous, career-relevant education. We offer more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, business administration, nursing, and education, as well as unparalleled opportunities to engage in research and service learning.

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Campus Life

More than 90 student organizations and clubs, including a dozen sororities and fraternities, and numerous programs and activities through the Spartan Rec Center, make it easy to get connected at USC Upstate. Students enjoy a centrally located dining hall and several cafes and coffee bars. Students who choose to live on campus have three, suite-style housing options.

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Athletics

As a member of the Big South Conference, USC Upstate Spartans compete in 17 NCAA Division I sports: basketball, soccer, tennis, golf, cross country, track and field, baseball, softball, and volleyball. Student athletes enjoy the G.B. Hodge Center and The Louis P. Howell Athletic Complex, regarded as one of the top sports venues in the Southeast.

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Spartan Stories: Profiling Excellence

Dr. Amanda Schwartz

Associate Professor | Computer Science

Dr. Amanda Schwartz

Associate Professor | Computer Science

"Teaching is a very important job. We get to interact with students every day. We are able to help them grow as students, but also as people."

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David Church, DHA

Vice-President of Oncology | SRHS

David Church, DHA

Vice-President of Oncology | SRHS

"I'm a native of the Upstate. This is my community and I want to do the best I can to serve."

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Dr. Renu Pariyadath

Assistant Professor | Communication

Dr. Renu Pariyadath

Assistant Professor | Communication

We are serving the community. We are helping students become prepared for the community, to serve in this place when they come back and get jobs here.

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Dr. Michele Covington

Assistant Professor | Criminal Justice

Dr. Michele Covington

Assistant Professor | Criminal Justice

"Many of the students that we're teaching in the Criminal Justice program go out to work in the field in the Upstate. What we're doing here directly impacts our community on the whole."

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Edmunds Lecture Series

Join us at 7 p.m. on March 19 for the 7th Annual Dr. John B. Edmunds, Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series featuring retired four-star U.S. Army General and American statesman Colin L. Powell.

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Engine of Opportunity

Beautiful Campus in a Thriving Community

USC Upstateā€™s 330-acre main campus is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in thriving Spartanburg County, between Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C.

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Top Ranked Public University

Among the fastest-growing institutions in the nation, USC Upstate is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as No. 1 among Southern Regional Public Colleges.

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Half a Billion Annual Economic Impact

With more than 30,000 alumni living and working in the region, USC Upstate is a major engine of social, economic, and talent development in South Carolina.

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