Academics for You


Academics

What’s next for you?
Find it at USCB.

Our 30 areas of study on our campuses in Bluffton, Beaufort and Hilton Head Island incorporate exceptional instruction and extensive experiential learning opportunities.

majors and minors
30+
Average gpa for undergrad
3.0
Student/Faculty ratio
16:1
degree programs
20
Our Focus
Excellence
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The most powerful discoveries are the ones that impact not only your own future, but enhance the lives of people everywhere. That's exactly what the academic setting at the University of South Carolina Beaufort will empower you to do. 

Experiential
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From research on marine life in a saltwater marsh, to working at a world-class resort on Hilton Head Island, to an internship at The White House, there are no limits to learning at USCB. 

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Now delivering instruction on three campuses, Bluffton, Beaufort and Hilton Head Island, USCB has specialized resources and locales to provide unique learning environments for diverse academic programs. Our faculty engage students in the classroom, in the community, and internationally.

More Learning Opportunities
  • Study Abroad
  • Beaufort College Honors
  • Nights, Online, Weekend Business Plan
  • Palmetto College Online Program
  • Military Opportunities
  • Certificate Programs
  • Pre-Professional Advising Tracks
  • Centers and Institutes
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From Costa Rica to France, Panama to Spain, each year USCB students travel around the world during a summer through our study abroad programs. Study abroad can have such a powerful impact on your student experience.

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Beaufort College Honors (BCH) is designed to meet the needs of students ready for more comprehensive learning opportunities. Being a member of the BCH provides access to some specialized University functions, such as priority registration, reserved Honors courses, and research opportunities with distinguished faculty.

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The Nights, Online, Weekend (NOW) Business Degree Plan is designed for individuals who want to earn a bachelor’s degree in business from a recognized institution of higher education in less than two years. With its complete-business management approach, the curriculum emphasizes leadership, business operations, ethics, social responsibility and strategic thinking. 

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The goal of the Palmetto College Online Program is to enable a rich learning environment that will afford students the intellectual tools and content mastery they need in order to advance their professional growth and foster a habit of lifelong learning.

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The University of South Carolina Beaufort is proud to offer this country’s brave service members the chance to discover powerful futures at our Historic Beaufort and Hilton Head Gateway campuses. Our programs offer active duty, veterans, and spouses the opportunities to further their education while balancing active careers and family needs.

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Earn a certificate along with your degree to add even more value to your diploma. USCB offers certifications in Professional/Business Spanish, Hispanic Studies/Culture, and Gerontology.

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USCB uses advising tracks to identify a plan of studies within a major or a plan of studies that helps prepare a student for future graduate work.

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With multiple research institutes and centers on each of our three campuses, we are able to engage students in hands-on learning all across the board.