The University 101 program
was initiated in 1972 at USC
Columbia to focus on easing the transition
from high school to college. Students who register for the UNIV
101 course find themselves in smaller campus environments where
they have built-in support systems to create paths toward personal
and academic success at the collegiate level. Students in UNIV
101 discover dynamic and interactive classrooms where they enjoy
the contact they make with classmates and instructors. The University
101 program is consistently ranked in the top of “programs
to look for” at colleges and universities by the US News
and World Report.
The program has been a part of USC Lancaster course offerings
since the 1980s. At USC Lancaster, students can choose between
sections of the course and discipline specific sections.
Commonly taught discipline specific sections include business,
health professions/nursing, and education. Additionally there are
often sections for non-traditional students and for those in the
OSP/TRiO program. Some Columbia campus majors require the discipline
specific UNIV 101 course.
No matter the section, students are exposed to a variety of useful
topics and issues that address the personal, social and academic
needs of today’s college student. Outside
professional and community experts—join the UNIV 101 students
weekly to enhance learning opportunities for all. Whether you take
it as an elective or as a requirement for your major, you’ll
find UNIV 101 to be a rewarding and an enriching course.
Questions? Please contact Dr. Walter Collins, 803-313-7191,