University of South Carolina - Columbia

Category: Tier 1 Research institutions | State: South Carolina

About University of South Carolina - Columbia

One of America_s oldest and most comprehensive public universities, USC - Columbia is the major research institution of the University of South Carolina system and its largest campus, enrolling approximately 31,000 undergraduate students and 8,000 students in graduate and professional programs. At the heart of its mission lies the University_s responsibility to promote the dissemination of knowledge, cultural enrichment, and an enhanced quality of life. The University serves a diverse population of students and offers over 320 degrees at the bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional program levels, affording students the most comprehensive array of educational programs in the state.
2017 Military Friendly® STATUS: Military Friendly®

Military Friendly Ratings

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The ratings below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly®.

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Why attend University of South Carolina - Columbia

USC _ Columbia is an excellent institution for military service members and veterans to select for a variety of reasons. USC offers a vast array of choices degree programs for military affiliated students to choose from which are conveniently offered in both on campus, online, and composite formats. As well there many programs and services in place at the university to help aid military affiliated student with success once enrolled, such as a comprehensive Veteran_s Center & support personnel.

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Top Degrees

plaeholder-teamAccounting

A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

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Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology, General

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of the atmospheric envelopes surrounding the earth, the effect of earth's atmosphere on terrestrial weather, and related problems of environment and climate. Includes instruction in atmospheric chemistry and physics, atmospheric dynamics, climatology and climate change, weather simulation, weather forecasting, climate modeling and mathematical theory; and studies of specific phenomena such as clouds, weather systems, storms, and precipitation patterns.

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Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of biomedical and health systems and products such as integrated biomedical systems, instrumentation, medical information systems, artificial organs and prostheses, and health management and care delivery systems.

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Business Administration & Management, General

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

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Chemical Engineering

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes, such as chemical reactors, kinetic systems, electrochemical systems, energy conservation processes, heat and mass transfer systems, and separation processes; and the applied analysis of chemical problems such as corrosion, particle abrasion, energy loss, pollution, and fluid mechanics.

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Computer & Information Systems Security/Information Assurance

A program that prepares individuals to assess the security needs of computer and network systems, recommend safeguard solutions, and manage the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, and procedures. Includes instruction in computer architecture, programming, and systems analysis; networking; telecommunications; cryptography; security system design; applicable law and regulations; risk assessment and policy analysis; contingency planning; user access issues; investigation techniques; and troubleshooting.

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Computer Hardware Engineering

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development, and evaluation of computer hardware and related peripheral equipment. Includes instruction in computer circuit and chip design, circuitry, computer systems design, computer equipment design, computer layout planning, testing procedures, and related computer theory and software topics.

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Computer Science

A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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Computer Software Engineering

A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, and maintenance of computer software systems using a variety of computer languages. Includes instruction in discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, computer science, managerial science, and applications to complex computer systems.

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Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst

A program that prepares individuals to apply programming and systems analysis principles to the selection, implementation, and troubleshooting of customized computer and software installations across the life cycle. Includes instruction in computer hardware and software; compilation, composition, execution, and operating systems; low- and high-level languages and language programming; programming and debugging techniques; installation and maintenance testing and documentation; process and data flow analysis; user needs analysis and documentation; cost-benefit analysis; and specification design.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $11,454 $30,882 $12,798 $27,408
Fees $400 $400 $400 $400
Room $7,136 $7,136 N/A N/A
Board $3,560 $3,560 N/A N/A
Books $1,016 $1,016 $1,016 $1,016
Other Expenses N/A N/A N/A N/A
Totals $23,566 $42,994 $14,214 $28,824
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Network
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • Customized student orientation program for military students
  • Tuition discounts specifically for military students
  • In-state tuition without residency requirements for military personnel
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Offers evening programs
  • Offers weekend programs
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • On-campus living requirement for students at any point in their enrollment
  • On-campus living requirement waived for active military students
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Formal policy in place regarding business conduct and compliance when admitting, educating, advising, and placing military and/or veteran students
  • Academic support/tutoring
  • Academic advising
  • Career planning services
  • Mental health counseling
  • Transition Assistance
  • Accommodations for military students with disabilities
  • Full-time veteran counselors or advisors on staff
  • Online clubs or associations for military service members or veterans
  • Dedicated social space for gathering (e.g. a student lounge or veteran center) reserved specifically for military service members and veterans
  • Campus/social networking events planned specifically for veterans?
  • Specialized career guidance counseling or other programs to help military students identify careers to pursue
  • Industry-employer relationship programs available to active duty military students and veterans to assist with post-graduate employment outcomes