Core Requirement 2.7.2

The institution offers degree programs that embody a coherent course of study that is compatible with its stated mission and is based upon fields of study appropriate to higher education. (Program Content)  

Judgement: Compliant

Narrative:  

The University of South Carolina Upstate’s (USC Upstate) mission denotes the Institution’s primary responsibilities are to offer baccalaureate education to the citizens of the Upstate of South Carolina and to offer selected master’s degrees in response to regional demand. 

The academic programs of USC Upstate are designed to fulfill this mission and many take advantage of its metropolitan setting.  Professional schools and departments are responsible for ensuring that their programs remain current and in compliance with their respective accreditation agencies.  All program content is reviewed annually using University Program Assessment Reports.  The annual assessment reports also ensure that all degree programs are current, embody a coherent course of study compatible with the University’s mission, and are appropriate to higher education.

Undergraduate program requirements, as stated in the online or printed versions of the 2011-2012 Academic Catalog, are defined by the program faculty, sequentially planned, compatible with the mission, and based upon fields of study appropriate to undergraduate education.  All courses leading to a baccalaureate degree follow a sequential progression consistent with the elements of high quality university degree programs.  This progression is shown in each program description and defined in each undergraduate program of study in the online or printed versions of the  2011-2012 Academic Catalog identified by the following areas: General Education (Core Curriculum Requirements), Courses Appropriate to the Major, Major courses, Minor courses (if required for the program), School/Department Degree Requirements, and University Degree Requirements. 

Graduate program requirements, as stated in the online or printed versions of the 2011-2012 Academic Catalog, are defined by the program faculty, sequentially planned, compatible with the mission, and based upon fields of study appropriate to graduate education.  The progression is shown in each program description and defined in each graduate program of study.

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