Upstate Online at USC Upstate

Upstate Online

  • USC Upstate offers a growing number of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels through distance learning. USC Upstate is committed to providing quality instruction and course content to students regardless of geographical location or course content delivery format. Our online programs offer convenient degree completion and can be completed in less than two years. Our hybrid programs combine the convenience of online, asynchronous learning with classroom and synchronous instruction.

    Online and Hybrid Programs

    100 percent of courses are offered online 

    RN to BSN*
    One to two-year degree completion for RNs who are graduates of an ACEN (formerly NLN) accredited associate degree or diploma program in nursing.  
    B.S. in Criminal Justice*

    B.S. in Information Management and Systems*

    B.A. in Health Informatics

    *In association with USC/Palmetto College. 

    Online Courses at Upstate
    To view USC Upstate online courses:

    • Select term: 2017
    • Select campus: USC Upstate Campus
    • Select desired subject
    • Select session: Online 

    Hybrid: More than 70 percent of the course credits are available online with the remainder through USC Upstate Greenville Campus or Spartanburg campus. 

    Undergraduate Programs
    B.S. in Engineering Technology Management - Evening/Hybrid Program 
    B.A. or B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies - Day and Evening Programs 
    B.S. in Business Administration - Day and Evening Program

    Graduate Programs 
    M.S. in Informatics - Evening/Online Hybrid Program 
    M.S. in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader - Online/Clinical Hybrid Program 

    Please find your desired degree program for more information.

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  • Purpose

    The purpose of distance education at USC Upstate is to offer existing programs and courses using online and distance delivery methods. It seeks to provide a high quality student experience by expanding the times and places of program offerings and embracing technological innovation. Through partnerships with other educational institutions, businesses, industries and both community and public agencies, USC Upstate will create learning opportunities as they are needed. The institution will show operational stewardship by providing these essential services efficiently.

    • To maintain the high quality of existing academic programs delivered through distance education as defined by appropriate accrediting agencies
    • To comply with the SREB Principles of Good Practice for distance education
    • To ensure the technology used is appropriate to the nature and objectives of the programs

    About the director

    Dr. David S. McCurry has worked internationally and in the U.S. for over 35 years in the fields of information and communications technology in education, distance learning, media in education, textbook design and production, extension communications, curriculum and materials development, teacher education and faculty development. He has published in the areas of technology and society, technology in teacher education and African educational research. His professional experience includes 18 years working in African educational development as a Peace Corps Volunteer Leader, U.S. Information Agency/Fulbright Lecturer and Senior Consultant and Interim Chief of Party for USAID and the Institute for International Research (now AIR). He spent eight years as a professor of education in the U.S., achieving tenure and associate professor rank while directing Master of Education programs and electronic portfolio assessment in addition to regular teaching, research and advising duties before moving to South Carolina and launching Jacaranda Educational Development with his wife, Dr. Bonnie B. Mullinix. Dr. McCurry has worked previously for Converse College as the director of distance education and is now the director of distance education at USC Upstate.