Jun 10, 2023  
2017-2018 South University Academic Catalog Version II 
2017-2018 South University Academic Catalog Version II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

South University, Columbia

9 Science Court
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-799-9082
Toll-Free: 866-629-3031
Fax: 803-935-4382


The University’s Columbia campus has a diverse student body enrolled in both day and evening class schedules. The wide range of academic offerings serves students with a variety of interests and provides an engaging mix of backgrounds that enhance the classroom experience.

South University’s Columbia campus relocated to the Carolina Research Park in northeast Columbia in fall 2006. The campus features spacious classrooms, multiple computer labs, a fully equipped medical lab, and a student lounge. In 2010, South University opened a new facility on the Columbia campus to house the School of Pharmacy’s second location.

Like other South University campuses, the Columbia campus is equipped with technology to support a progressive learning environment, a wireless network, multiple student computer labs featuring Mac and PC computers, and smart classrooms featuring remote A/V technology. The Columbia campus embodies South University’s dedication to continually “set the standard for excellence,” as evidenced by the resources and services provided for its students.

The library at the Columbia campus is designed to provide a pleasant environment where students may work, research and study and receive reference, technical, and interlibrary loan assistance from a capable library staff. The book collection provides access to reference, reserve, and circulating materials, program-specific resources to support class assignments, tutorial aides, and current events and recreational reading. The Academic Learning Center, which is located in the library, gives students a quiet environment to study and receive assistance.

Note: This South University campus is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

Degree Programs

To view a complete listing of program requirements, please click here .

Doctoral Degrees

Doctor of Ministry * (D.Min.)  

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)  

Pharmacy/Business (PharmD/MBA)  

Post Graduate Certificates

Family Nurse Practitioner (PGC)  

Master’s Degrees

Business Administration (MBA)  

Business Administration, Accelerated (MBA)  

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)  

Criminal Justice (MS)  

Healthcare Administration (MBA)  

Healthcare Administration, Accelerated (MBA)  

Information Systems (MS)  

Leadership (MS)  

Public Administration (MPA)  

Master of Science in Nursing (Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner) (MSN)**  

RN to Master of Science in Nursing (BSN/MSN**)  , with the following specializations:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Bachelor’s Degrees

Business Administration (BBA)  

Criminal Justice (BS)  

Graphic Design (BS)  

Health Sciences (BS)  

Healthcare Management (BS)  

Information Technology (BS)  

Legal Studies (BS)  

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)  

RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)  

Psychology (BA)  

Public Health (BS)  

Associate Degrees

Graphic Design (AS)  

Medical Assisting (AS)  

Occupational Therapy Assistant (AS)  

Paralegal Studies (AS)  

Physical Therapist Assistant (AS)  


*Students wishing to move to North Carolina will be able take additional .5 seminar courses to fulfill the State of North Carolina requirements. Students taking these additional courses must following the Coursework Taken Outside a Student’s Degree Program policy found in the Academic Affairs  section of the Academic Catalog.

CNS6006 Counseling Theory Seminar
CNS6056 Lifespan Development Seminar
CNS6317 Professional and Ethical Issues Seminar
CNS6568 Multicultural Foundations Seminar
CNS6504 Group Dynamics Seminar
CNS6605 Lifestyle and Career Development Seminar
CNS6538 Clinical Mental Health Appraisal Seminar
CNS6532 Research and Evaluation Seminar


**NOTE: Minnesota residents are not eligible to enroll in the online programs for the Doctor of Nursing Practice, Post Graduate Certificates in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing or the RN to Master of Science in Nursing.

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