Aug 19, 2022  
2020-2022 Catalog Volume XXX Ver 3 
    
2020-2022 Catalog Volume XXX Ver 3

Programs of Study by Degree/Certificate


Undergraduate Degree Requirements

A minimum of six-ten quarters for associate degree and twelve-sixteen for baccalaureate degree programs is usually necessary to complete an undergraduate degree program. The length of doctoral and master’s degree programs varies.  See program information at the campus of enrollment to determine instructional delivery design – onground, online, or hybrid.  If onground, students should expect to take day and evening classes to facilitate timely graduation from the college. To receive a degree, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Earn the required number of quarter hours. At least 25% of any degree program must be taken at South College (individual programs may require a higher percentage).
  2. Earn the minimum grades designated by the program in all required courses.
  3. Complete the Career Services Office exit program and all outcomes assessment exams prior to graduation including General Education.
  4. Abide by all college rules and regulations and settle any financial obligations to the college prior to graduation.
  5. Programs may have additional graduation requirements that must be fulfilled.

Students who enter a degree program but later decide to change to a certificate program should promptly notify the Registrar’s office in writing. Students may request approval for a course substitution, prerequisite override, or waiver. Deviation from any program requirements must be approved by the Chief Academic Officer (Knoxville), Dean of Academic and Student Services (Asheville, Atlanta, or Nashville), or Dean of Academics (Online). Academic programs are subject to change at the discretion of the institution.

Undergraduate Certificate Requirements

The certificate program offers students marketable skills in a short period of time, normally between 6-12 months. See program information at the campus of enrollment to determine instructional delivery design – onground, online, or hybrid.  If onground, students should expect to take day and evening classes to facilitate timely graduation from the college. To receive a certificate, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Earn the required number of quarter hours. At least 25% of any certificate program must be taken at South College (individual programs may require a higher percentage).
  2. Earn the minimum grades designated by the program in all required courses.
  3. Complete the Career Services Office exit program and all outcomes assessment exams prior to graduation.
  4. Abide by all college rules and regulations and settle all financial obligations to the college prior to graduation.
  5. Programs may have additional graduation requirements that must be fulfilled.

Students entering a certificate program who later decide to enter a degree program may do so but should notify the Registrar’s office promptly. Students discontinuing a degree program to pursue a certificate program should also notify the Registrar’s office, who will in turn place them in contact with the appropriate academic advisor. All notifications should be in writing. Deviation from any program requirements must be approved by the Chief Academic Officer (Knoxville), Dean of Academic and Student Services (Asheville, Atlanta, or Nashville), or Dean of Academics (Online). Academic programs are subject to change at the discretion of the institution.

Graduate Program Requirements

Please review information in the section of the catalog dedicated to the specific graduate program.  

Associate of Applied Science

Associate of Science

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science

Certificate

Doctor of Business Administration

Doctor of Education

Doctor of Ministry

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctor of Pharmacy

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Educational Specialist

Master of Arts

Master of Business Administration

Master of Education

Master of Health Science

Master of Science

Master of Healthcare Administration

Master of Public Health