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What can you study at SMC?

SMC offers two-year degrees (Associate) and paths to four-year degrees which allow you to continue your SMC experience while completing a Bachelor’s degree online.

2-Year Degree (Transfer Option)

Degree Type: Associate

Majors/Areas of Focus: Associate degrees awarded in Arts, Business, Criminal Justice, Fine Arts, Religious Studies and Science for students interested in the following areas of focus: Art, Business, Business Administration, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Drama, English, Education, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, History, Mathematics, Medicine, Music, Natural or Physical Sciences, Political Science or Government, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Veterinary Medicine and Other Arts and Letters Disciplines.

How It Works: Complete SMC freshman/sophomore years, get intensive help choosing the right major/career path, receive an Associate Degree and transfer to the right college for your goals.

Benefits: 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.

Where Courses Transfer: SMC courses are designed to transfer to almost any other college or university (as long as you receive a grade of “C” or above.)

4-Year Degree Path via USC

Degree Type: Bachelor’s Degree via the University of South Carolina’s Palmetto College

Majors/Areas of Focus: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Health Informatics, Health Promotion, Hospitality Management, Human Services, Information Management and Systems, Information Science, Liberal Studies, Organizational Leadership, RN-BSN Nursing, Special Education

How It Works: Complete SMC freshman & sophomore years + online degree completion via the University of South Carolina’s Palmetto College. Continue to live on SMC’s campus while completing your four-year degree.

Benefits: Receive USC 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 via MUSC (Healthcare)

Degree Type: Bachelor’s Degree via the Medical University of South Carolina

Majors/Areas of Focus: Healthcare Studies.
NOTE: 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.

How It Works: Complete SMC freshman & sophomore years to earn an Associate degree + two years online degree completion via the MUSC College of Health Professions with an on-campus session in Charleston, SC once a semester. Continue to live on SMC’s campus while completing your four-year degree.

Benefits: Receive MUSC degree at huge cost savings and enjoy a flexible schedule that will allow you to work while you live at SMC and receive all campus programs and support services throughout degree completion.


Academic support

Take advantage of our extensive array of academic support services – everything from FREE tutoring services to computer labs to one-on-one help sessions with faculty in our Writing Center.


The Liberal Arts

SMC is a liberal arts College, which means that here you’ll have the opportunity to experience a variety of courses before you decide which major or career path is right for you.

Most college students change their major an average of three times. By taking as many different classes as possible and gaining exposure to new ideas and information, you can be sure by the time you choose a major that it’s the perfect fit.

But the liberal arts are more than simply a grouping of general college courses. By studying a liberal arts curriculum before specializing in a major, you gain experiences and skills that will serve you throughout your lifetime and make you more attractive to employers.

When you take courses in the arts, humanities and sciences, you learn to see and understand connections between disciplines – and this understanding will not only enrich your life, but it will also have a broad application in many careers: employers want to hire workers who can see connections between different departments, companies, fields and industries – and use those connections to solve problems or create new ideas and products.

By discussing and writing about a variety of subjects, you learn skills such as critical thinking, analysis and information synthesis – all highly marketable skills that will help you stand out from the crowd of other job applicants in every career field.