Minors At the heart of your University of South Carolina Beaufort experience will be an academic journey that enlightens as much as it empowers. Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in any of our 18 disciplines with the ability to concentrate in select areas, as well as the ability to choose from our 19 minors that will enhance your academic experience. A degree in Communication Studies helps you develop practical communication skills for engagement around campus, in the workplace, at home, in society, and in the world. Students who earn a universities with creative writing majors in Communication Studies successfully find employment opportunities in a variety of areas where effective interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, ethical, and media savvy communication expertise is required.
Communication skills frequently top the list of skills that employers desire in employees. For example, a survey of the top Fortune 500 companies indicated that strong communication skills were the most important skills in job effectiveness. Because graduates of Communication Studies programs learn valuable communication skills, they are attractive to employers in a wide range of industries, for a wide range of positions. 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-3. 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. The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education is a degree program for undergraduate students at USCB who wish to teach and earn South Carolina teaching certification for grades 2-6.
Elementary education majors benefit from engaging hands-on experiences, opportunities to integrate theory with teaching practice, and extensive field and clinical experiences in local schools. English is the traditional study of language and ideas through literature as well as the preparation for writing in creative, academic, and professional contexts. The Bachelor of Arts with a major in History is designed to be flexible enough to provide you with a background for graduate studies in History, for a future in education or in preparation for such professions as business, law, the ministry, advertising, communications and technical writing. A student seeking the bachelor’s degree in History may take thirty-three credit hours of upper division History courses including the History program’s capstone course, the Historian’s Craft.
In addition to these major requirements, History majors can also take classes in the humanities, social sciences, logic, and foreign languages. Interdisciplinary Studies provides individualized study in a select range of upper level liberal arts courses and fosters students’ ability to think critically and constructively in relation to their self-chosen academic goals. While this degree allows students to propose their own programs of upper-level study, it broadens their academic perspectives by emphasizing interdisciplinary as a method of comprehension. Successful applications for the program should identify multi-dimensional fields of study as majors, for example, interdisciplinary studies, comparative studies, cultural studies, media studies, etc, in place of traditional majors.
This degree is primarily valuable for non-traditional students and for students whose research interests lead them into genuinely interdisciplinary fields of study. It has been said that man’s favorite object of study is himself. Understanding the factors that help maintain psychological, physical and social well-being can benefit graduates in psychology throughout their professional and personal lives. The range of phenomena that psychologists study is vast.
For many psychology students the undergraduate degree is but a stepping-stone to graduate study and a career in the profession of psychology. Psychology graduates tend to have strong “people” and critical thinking skills, valuable commodities in almost any profession. The application of these skills is useful in such diverse fields as medicine, law, service industries, research, and writing. Because if its broad applicability, psychology is one of the top three most popular undergraduate majors in liberal arts colleges and universities in the nation.
The Sociology program at University of South Carolina Beaufort provides students the theoretical, conceptual, methodological, and analytical tools to describe and understand social life and the multifaceted connections between the individual and society. Sociology graduates work in criminal justice, health care, government, family agencies, social science research, business and marketing, education, human services, management, law, advocacy, community organization and many other exciting fields. The Studio Art degree program provides students with a focus in studio art practice and theory, with a solid grounding in art history, within the context of the liberal arts. The program prepares graduates both for professional careers in the arts and graduate programs in fine arts. The Biology program at USCB is designed to provide students with comprehensive exposure to the biological sciences at the molecular, physiological, organism, and ecological levels.
If so, a major in Biology may be the choice for you! Potential Careers: Wildlife Biologist, Geneticist, Veterinarian, Botanist, Ecologist, Laboratory Technician, Medical Doctor, or Marine Biologist. The Business Administration degree is focused on the traditional business areas of accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing and their roles in implementing business strategies. An integrative approach is employed stressing leadership, ethics, interpersonal skills, and technological competence in a critical thinking context. Computational Science is a field of applied Computer Science in which computing theories and software techniques are used to serve and advance many disciplines, including science, engineering, social science, and business.
Computational Science at the University of South Carolina Beaufort is designed to introduce students to cutting-edge computing and quantitative skills relevant to their concentration or interests. Why not study Hospitality Management at an international destination where more than two million tourists come to vacation each year? The resort of Hilton Head Island, the growing area of Bluffton, and the historic City of Beaufort attract visitors from around the world, providing a unique opportunity for students to study hospitality management in a real-life learning laboratory. Since 2002, USCB has offered the Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services primarily through residential, face-to-face courses. The convenience of online learning has led to some courses being offered in both formats.