University of South Carolina Beaufort

Introduction

USCB. Discovered.

The University of South Carolina Beaufort is a small, public university with just over 1,750 students from around the world. With its heritage dating back to Beaufort College in the late 1700s, USCB continues to play a large role in the powerful futures of our students, faculty and staff, and communities we serve throughout the Low country.

USCB is a dynamic and vibrant academic community that serves the Lowcountry and beyond.

Led by Chancellor Al M. Panu, the University has two campuses situated in the heart of the Lowcountry—the Hilton Head Gateway campus in Bluffton, S.C., and the Historic Beaufort campus in Beaufort, S.C. These two campuses bring powerful futures to life through:

• 30 academic programs and majors that incorporate exceptional instruction, extensive hands-on learning, and leading-edge resources and technology.

• A location in proximity to world-class resorts at Hilton Head Island, the historically rich artistic setting in Beaufort, and much more to elevate hands-on learning.

• A student-to-faculty ratio of 17:1 that delivers a highly individualized learning environment.

• Leading educational opportunities at a truly affordable price, since USCB is known as the most affordable four-year institution in the state of South Carolina.

• Research opportunities in state-of-the art laboratories, a Student Research and Scholarship Day, and the ability to present research nationally and publish in nationally respected journals.

Our Campuses

Discover Our Two Campuses

The University of South Carolina Beaufort is the fastest growing four-year institution in South Carolina. From scenic views to state-of-the-art facilities, small class sizes to vibrant campus living, explore your powerful future at one of USCB’s two campuses—Hilton Head Gateway and Historic Beaufort.

Hilton Head Gateway - Main Campus

The Hilton Head Gateway campus in Bluffton, S.C., is the University of South Carolina’s newest location just a short drive from Hilton Head Island, which offers world-class learning opportunities from biology research to interning at world class resorts.

Our 200-acre, newly constructed campus features all of the amenities and facilities needed for college life. Palmetto Village, Hilton Head Gateway’s campus housing, features seven fully furnished, suite-style residence halls featuring common living areas, and kitchens in each room.

The 26,000-square-foot Campus Center also features a bookstore, dining hall, multipurpose room, student meeting space, and a student lounge.

Historic Beaufort Campus

The Historic Beaufort campus sits on the Intracoastal Waterway in downtown Beaufort, S.C., where you can live and study close to artsy shops, restaurants, and the waterfront—all in a historically rich town with so much to offer.

With a history dating back to 1795, this campus features a Center for the Arts that hosts exhibits, concerts, theatrical events, and other performances—all in a historic, scenic, and vibrant community. Students can also live on campus at the Grace White House, a newly renovated residence hall that has a full-sized kitchen, bedrooms, and in-house laundry.

Beginnings bring opportunities, and USCB is at the beginning of programs, customs and traditions. It's an exciting time at an exceptional place.

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Bachelor of Science in Biology (Coastal Ecology and Conservation)

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Beaufort Bluffton Hilton Head Island + 2 more

The Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Coastal Ecology and Conservation serves the need for trained coastal scientists with knowledge and skills required to address the unique problems facing coastal ecosystems. [+]

Coastal Ecology and Conservation The Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Coastal Ecology and Conservation serves the need for trained coastal scientists with knowledge and skills required to address the unique problems facing coastal ecosystems. Environmental stresses from intense commercial and residential development have the potential to significantly impact sensitive coastal ecosystems if growth is not properly managed. USCB is well positioned to exploit the unique physical and ecological characteristics of the Sea Islands Coastal Region for the training of our students in the protection the local environment. Several of USCB's recent graduates are currently pursuing advanced degrees in some to the most competitive graduate programs both domestically and internationally. Others are working in local and regional coastal conservation/science positions as well as ecotourism jobs. The types of classes you will take include: Invertebrate Zoology, Biology of Marine organisms, Marine Plants, Ichthyology, Conservation Biology, Marine Ecology, Molecular Marine Ecology, and selected Topics in Biology. Research opportunities, including projects with the Research Vessel Vagabond are also available. Biology Curriculum USCB offers the Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology. To qualify for graduation, a student must meet general education requirements and biology core requirements as stated below. Coastal Ecology and Conservation Concentration: students have the ability to receive a concentration in Coastal Ecology and Conservation that will be listed on the transcript upon graduation. Students will need to take at least 4 courses (a minimum of 15, but not exceeding 18 credits) with corresponding laboratories within this... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Beaufort Bluffton Hilton Head Island + 2 more

With world-class golf, tennis, boating and accommodation facilities, beaches, creeks and marshes, excellent dining and nightlife, arts and cultural centers, and environmental and historical educational sites and programs, this region offers the perfect learning laboratory for hospitality studies and for enjoying your time at the University. [+]

Department of Hospitality Management Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration Coastal South Carolina: A Great Place to Live and Learn! Study Hospitality Management in a World-Class Setting With world-class golf, tennis, boating and accommodation facilities, beaches, creeks and marshes, excellent dining and nightlife, arts and cultural centers, and environmental and historical educational sites and programs, this region offers the perfect learning laboratory for hospitality studies and for enjoying your time at the University. A variety of internships and employment opportunities are available for students and graduates on Hilton Head Island, in Beaufort as well as Savannah. Many local businesses provide tuition assistance for Hospitality Management students who work in the field while completing an internship as part of the degree program. Step towards the future The resort island of Hilton Head and the historic town of Beaufort attract visitors from around the world, providing a unique opportunity for students to study hospitality management in a real-life learning laboratory. The University has two campuses for added convenience. The Historic Beaufort campus is situation in the Beaufort National Historic District. The Hilton Head Gateway campus is located in Bluffton and has on-campus student housing. Preparing For Success Graduates of the Hospitality Management program will be prepared to build successful careers in the booming tourism industry. We invite you to join us and experience a quality education in an exceptional environment. Why not study Hospitality Management at an international destination where more than two million tourists come to vacation each year? Curriculum The curriculum... [-]

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Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Beaufort Bluffton Hilton Head Island + 2 more

The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education is a degree program for undergraduate students at USCB who are seeking South Carolina teaching certification in grades Pre-K through elementary education. [+]

The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education is a degree program for undergraduate students at USCB who are seeking South Carolina teaching certification. Early childhood education majors benefit from engaging hands-on experiences, opportunities to integrate theory with teaching practice, and extensive field and clinical experiences in child care settings, Head Start centers, Montessori schools, and local public schools. This program provides students with a broad academic background and the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to work with young children, ages birth through eight. The early childhood education program is a 123 semester-hour program. All students seeking to complete the B.A. in Early Childhood Education degree must be formally admitted into the Professional Program when they have completed a minimum of 46 semester hours, 30 of which must be completed at USCB, and met other requirements. The Pre-Professional and Professional Program sequence for early childhood education requires 67 hours of coursework focused on the development of pedagogical and content knowledge. The curriculum focuses on instructional strategies, teaching methodologies, assessment techniques, theories of child growth and development, unique learning needs of exceptional students, and the impact of family and cultural diversity on early childhood. The program has embedded field, practica, and clinical experiences throughout the coursework. In addition, the early childhood curriculum aligns with the conceptual framework, the Constructivist Educator, and prepares USCB's graduates to work with young children of varied cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds in the global community. National Accreditation The Department of Education is nationally accredited by... [-]