Academics

We are intentional about your success.

What major are you interested in?


Starting your degree here means you’ll have time to decide if your major is really the right one for you.

And if you change your mind (almost every college student does – and some change majors several times), you can transfer to another program. In most cases, without losing time or credit hours.


A Strong Foundation that will take you anywhere you want to go.

SMC courses are designed to transfer easily.

Your first two years of classes are a time to discover and explore your interests. Check out our Course Catalog to see a complete list of classes that will prepare you for majors in any field and that will transfer easily to hundreds of colleges nationwide.


Three paths to a bright future.

2-Year Degree

Transfer Option

Save time and money by taking general education requirements here. With an Associate Degree, you may qualify for better part-time jobs/internships while completing a Bachelor’s degree here or at another college.


4-Year Degree Path

ONLINE via USC

Receive a University of South Carolina degree at huge cost savings and enjoy a flexible schedule that will allow you work while you live at SMC and receive all campus programs and support services throughout degree completion.


4-Year Degree Path

ONLINE via MUSC (Healthcare)

This degree provides a solid foundation for SMC/MUSC graduates to apply to MUSC health professions programs in Physician
Assistant Studies, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Cardiovascular Perfusion, or Health Administration.



Our students achieve great heights and we help them get there.


At SMC, you’ll never go it alone. Truly successful people know how to ask for help when they need it, and we make it easy to get the help you need to reach your academic goals. From our FREE tutoring program, to transfer assistance to a writing lab staffed by English professors, our goal is your success.


 

Liberal Arts

Education

SMC is a liberal arts college. This means that, like most American colleges, you’ll spend your first two years taking a wide variety of courses to expose you to many different subjects. This approach benefits students who already know what they plan to major in as well as students who haven’t made a decision about a college major or career path.