SMC is a liberal arts College, giving you the opportunity to try a variety of course studies before you decide which one is right for you. All along the way, you'll interact with your personal academic advisor to ensure the classes you take will transfer directly into the major you choose at the four-year college or university of your choice. We have a vested interest in your success - because when you succeed, we succeed.
One course that has proven especially successful is The Freshman Year Experience. It could be called College 101 because the course focuses on all aspects of college life. All SMC freshmen participate in this interdisciplinary series of seminars and campus-wide academic, social and cultural events. These seminars and campus wide events will help you adjust to the college environment and the cultural excursions will expand your horizons and enrich your college experience. Small group meetings are held periodically with group leaders throughout the semester with topics that include time management, study skills, personal problem solving and critical thinking skills. The entire course is designed to advance your knowledge of the world in which we live.
Our professors will be present in the classroom- they do not delegate their teaching duties to graduate assistants. You can rest assured the instructors listed in the catalog will actually be teaching your courses. These professionals share their knowledge in an invigorating and non-threatening atmosphere. Classrooms come alive with the voices of students of various educational and cultural backgrounds discussing diverse course topics and events of the day.
Because each full-time faculty member is also an academic advisor, every professor you encounter can discuss their course in relation to your major and keeping you on track for graduation. If you ever need help with your studies, the College provides free tutoring and computer assisted instruction in our Learning Center.
Our university-paralleled liberal arts curriculum is designed for easy transfer to four-year institutions. In fact, each year over 90% of our graduates transfer to continue their pursuit of a baccalaureate degree.
Your academic advisor, along with the SMC Counseling Center, will work with you to identify the best college or university to meet your academic needs for your junior and senior years if you desire this guidance. The SMC Counseling Center Staff is at your service and will work closely with you as you decide your future.
Since many college students are undecided about their major and career goals, Spartanburg Methodist College is the perfect college choice, because it provides two additional years to narrow your focus in regard to declaring an educational major. SMC allows you unlimited access to personal counseling and computer software programs, specifically designed to help you further research all educational majors and career choices or simply to confirm your goals and aspirations.