University of South Carolina - Upstate

Spartanburg, SC

USC Upstate says, "A competency based general education program offers students a common academic experience and stimulates an appetite for life-long education while serving the overreaching purposes of general education--to collect and evaluate information, integrate and draw conclusions from this information, and communicate this new knowledge to others--providing students with the skills and abilities necessary to becoming responsible citizens." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:5,397
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:26%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$10,818 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$21,468 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. History or Government because a survey course in American government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "History" requirement.

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    University of South Carolina - Upstate uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 09/26/2015


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