South Carolina State University (SCSU)

Orangeburg, SC

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South Carolina State University

South Carolina State University

Most Popular Majors

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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Environmental Studies

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Fine/Studio Arts
Foreign Languages and Literatures


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Business/Managerial Economics
Marketing/Marketing Management
Music Management
Transportation/Transportation Management

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Mass Communication/ Media Studies


Major Bachelors Masters
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education
Special Education and Teaching
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education


Major Bachelors Masters
Nuclear Engineering

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
Human Development and Family Studies

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Health and Physical Education

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Other Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Social Work

Technician Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Survey Technology/ Surveying


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer and Information Sciences

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SCSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave South Carolina State University 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Academics Rating

The class sizes are suitable for a great learning experience. I will be an Engineering major and had an opportunity to meet the Dept.Head personally. that was a highlight. The professors seem to really care about the academic well being of the students.

SCSU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.40
Retention Rate 61%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.00
Carnegie Class Doctoral/Research Universities
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in August and January.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Domestic Exchange Schools

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Home Economics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technology
  • Vocational Arts

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Optometry

Class Sizes at South Carolina State University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 45%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 3%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 52%
  • 100+ Students: 0%
Fewer than 20 Students 45%
50 - 100 Students 3%
20 - 49 Students 52%
100+ Students 0%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • African American: 69
  • Caucasian: 21
  • Asian: 8
  • Unknown and Other: 1
African American 69
Caucasian 21
Asian 8
Unknown and Other 1

Faculty at South Carolina State University

Total Faculty 319
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 14
Full-Time Professors 668
Male Faculty 160
Part-Time Professors 202
Women Faculty 159

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South Carolina State University

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