South Carolina State University

Introduction

About

South Carolina State University has maintained a legacy of excellence in education. We have been home to generations of scholars and leaders in business, military service, government, athletics, education, medicine, science, engineering technology and more. Located in Orangeburg, S.C., SC State was founded as a land grant college with a mission of providing education and service to the citizens of the state. In its first century, SC State was a leader in education and continues to lead the way into the next century.

History of SC State University

Founded in 1896 as the state's sole public college for black youth, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY has played a key role in the education of African-Americans in the state and nation. As a land-grant institution, it struggled to provide agricultural and mechanical training to generations of black youngsters. Through its extension program, it sent farm and home demonstration agents into rural counties to provide knowledge and information to impoverished black farm families.

The University has educated scores of teachers for the public schools. It provided education in sciences, literature, and history. The support of the Rosenwald Fund and the General Education Board helped the institution survive the Depression. After World War II, the state legislature created a graduate program and a law school at SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY to prevent black students from enrolling in the University of South Carolina's graduate and legal education programs. The legislature also dramatically increased funding at the college in an effort to make "separate but equal" a reality in higher education in South Carolina. During the 1950s and 1960s hundreds of S.C. STATE students participated in local civil rights demonstrations and were arrested. In 1968 three young men were slain and 27 wounded on the campus by state highway patrolmen in the Orangeburg Massacre.

Since 1966, S.C. STATE has been open to white students and faculty, but it has largely retained its mission and character as an historically black institution. In 1971, the agricultural program was terminated and the college farm was transformed into a community recreation center consisting of a golf course as well as soccer and baseball fields. Today there are nearly 5000 students majoring in a wide range of programs that include agribusiness, accounting, art, English, and drama as well as fashion merchandising, physics, psychology, and political science.

Mission

South Carolina State University (SC State) is a historically Black public 1890 land-grant senior comprehensive institution of approximately 4,500-6,000 students. Located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, SC State University is committed to providing affordable and accessible quality baccalaureate programs in the areas of business, applied professional sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, engineering, engineering technology, education, arts, and humanities. A number of programs are offered at the master’s level in teaching, human services and agribusiness, and the educational specialist and doctorate programs are offered in educational administration.

SC State University prepares highly skilled, competent and socially aware graduates to enable them to work and live productively in a dynamic, global society. Through technology and traditional methods of teaching and learning, research and service, the University enhances the quality of life of citizens and contributes to the economic development of the state and nation.

(This mission statement was approved by the S.C. State University Board of Trustees on March 30, 2010 and by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education May 6, 2010.)

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Bachelor in Criminal Justice

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Orangeburg

The Criminal Justice Program offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of crime, theories of crime causation, and the evaluation of societal responses to it. [+]

The Criminal Justice Program offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of crime, theories of crime causation, and the evaluation of societal responses to it. Students majoring in Criminal Justice take a series of core courses which cover all phases of the three components of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Courses in English, science, mathematics, social sciences and the humanities are included as a part of the University’s general education curriculum. Foreign language courses are required in order to help prepare students for working and living in an ethnically and culturally diverse society. The curriculum for a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice prepares students to meet entry-level standards for various criminal justice agencies as well as admission to graduate and professional school. In the final semester of their senior year, all Criminal Justice majors have the opportunity to enhance their total academic experience through a planned and supervised program of observation, study, and work in selected criminal justice agencies. This opportunity is offered through CJ 401-Field Experience in Criminal Justice. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

Currently, the Nuclear Engineering Program (NEP) is in partnership with both North Carolina State University (NC State) and the UWM. Under these agreements, students in the nuclear engineering program complete the second half of their senior year at either the UWM or NC State University in order to meet all requirements to obtain the Bachelors of Science Degree in Nuclear Engineering (conferred by SC State University). [+]

Nuclear Engineering In September of 2002 South Carolina State University (SC State University) in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM) received approval by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education to offer a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nuclear Engineering. This agreement was unique in its approach and the first of its kind at the beginning of the nuclear renaissance. This agreement was initiated because of the need to expand the inclusion of minorities in all levels of nuclear energy, research, development, and production. Currently, the Nuclear Engineering Program (NEP) is in partnership with both North Carolina State University (NC State) and the UWM. Under these agreements, students in the nuclear engineering program complete the second half of their senior year at either the UWM or NC State University in order to meet all requirements to obtain the Bachelors of Science Degree in Nuclear Engineering (conferred by SC State University). The program began with five (5) students and grew to over 55 students (at present). As of May 2013, the NEP has awarded 27 Bachelor of Science degrees in Nuclear Engineering. Due to its success, SC State Nuclear Engineering Program achieved Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET accreditation in 2008 (retroactive to 2005). It is the only Undergraduate Nuclear Engineering program in the state of South Carolina. The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET; http://www.abet.org, and it is the only Nuclear Engineering program at an HBCU. The SC State Nuclear Engineering Program has attracted and retains a permanent and highly qualified faculty capable of teaching all of the Nuclear Engineering courses offered at SC State and our partnering institutions (UWM & NC State). The Program has a permanent core faculty consisting of three Ph.D.s, all of which are in Nuclear Engineering. The permanent faculty brings over 40 years of combined teaching and training experience and over 40 combined years of industrial experience. The SC State Nuclear Engineering Program constructed and operates a highly acclaimed, state-of-the-art Radiation Science teaching laboratory. The SC State Nuclear Engineering Program constructed a state-of-the-art Environmental Radiochemistry laboratory. The SC State Nuclear Engineering Program has formed partnerships with industry and federal agencies for scholarships and research support. The Nuclear Engineering Program attracts distinguished and prominent guest nuclear engineers, including two presidents of the American Nuclear Society,an Under-secretary and Associate Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy, and a Commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The SC State Nuclear Engineering Program has established recognized outreach programs (Summer Nuclear Science Institutes) for high school students and guidance counselors in the Southeast region. The success of this program recruited students to SC State within STEM and other disciplines. To date we have had over 100 student participants in the Institutes (from 2008-2012). Out of the 30+ student participants that are currently enrolled at a College or University, 10 participants are currently enrolled at SC State University. Nuclear Engineering Program Mission The mission of the Nuclear Engineering program which supports the mission of the University and the College is to produce engineers who are highly skilled, competent and well prepared in the fields of Nuclear and Radiological Engineering, to enter professional careers in the public and private sectors and pursue degrees beyond the baccalaureate level in professional or graduate school. Program Educational Objectives To educate nuclear engineers who are highly sought after in nuclear and related fields. To educate nuclear engineers who can advance to graduate studies. To train graduates who have the communication and problem solving skills to succeed as professionals in any environment (as individuals in groups or in leadership positions). To produce graduates who are aware of the impact of their activities as engineers in the realm of ethical, environmental, societal, legal and global concerns. [-]

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