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Academics

South College offers more than 60 Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral programs to meet the needs of students across Tennessee and North Carolina. We are constantly developing new academic programs based on local, regional, and national employment trends for our locations in Knoxville, Nashville, Asheville and online. Each curriculum is designed is to prepare you for the career of your choice in a challenging and supportive environment. We’re here with you every step of the way, starting with the admissions process.

Academic Programs

South College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in a wide range of fields, including medicine, law, criminal justice, business administration, accounting, education, and even brewing science. Whatever your goals, South College wants to help you improve your career satisfaction and earning potential through a program that fits your schedule and learning priorities.
Click below to search our academic programs by degree level, location, interest, and scholarship eligibility.

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Academic Catalogs and Academic Calendars

Course availability, program requirements, academic calendar, admissions processes, and other details may change from year to year. You can find the most current course catalogs and academic calendars on the page, where we update them regularly.

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Online Learning

Through online education, South College is able to offer flexible learning opportunities to students with time or travel limitations without sacrificing learning outcomes or the quality of teaching and assessment. Students pursuing degrees online are still able to interact with faculty and collaborate with other students, and are held to the same high academic standards as students taking on-campus courses.

South College uses a learning management system called Moodle to support the delivery of hybrid and online learning programs and courses. Course lectures may appear in written or multimedia form, including narrated presentations, audio clips, video components, lectures, and screen captures.

In addition to lectures, course materials may include online discussion forums and chats, collaborative learning and group work, quizzes and assessments, student presentations, writing assignments, readings, web-based research and other activities as identified by the faculty member.

To explore your options for online learning, visit our academic programs page.

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Transfer Programs

Transferability of Credits from Other Institutions

If you have completed courses at another institution, you may be able to transfer your course credits to South College. To be eligible, they must meet the following requirements:

  • The course must have been completed at an accredited collegiate institution
  • An equivalent course must be offered at South College
  • You must have earned a grade of C or better

Any coursework older than seven years may be denied transfer credit due to the material being determined outdated. This also applies to courses taken at Knoxville Business College and any South College campus.

Transfer credit will not be granted for developmental courses such as basic mathematics or English, or for basic skills courses like keyboarding. Other skills courses completed, such as computer courses and medical lab courses, will be reviewed on an individual basis.

South College reserves the right to request additional information about any courses you submit for transfer evaluation. Every attempt will be made to give students requesting credit transfer to South College a thorough appraisal related to their educational goals at the college. If you have any questions about the acceptance of your transfer credits, contact the registrar.

Transferability of Credits to Other Institutions

Students who need to transfer South College credits to other colleges and universities should consult with the registrar at those institutions concerning the eligibility of their credits. South College cannot guarantee that credits earned at South College will be accepted by another institution. For information about getting your official South College transcripts, click here.

 

Articulation Agreements with Other Institutions  

An Articulation Agreement is a formal arrangement between South College and another institution documenting a process for students to complete a specific degree or list of courses through both colleges. South College has articulation transfer agreements with several different institutions. Click here to view them all. 

For More Information About Transferring
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Writing Across the Curriculum

All students who have entered the college during or since the fall quarter of 2005 (except for Post-Baccalaureate and Graduate students) are required to complete the Writing Across the Curriculum program at South College prior to graduation.

Students are required to maintain a personal portfolio with selected samples of their writing from “W” courses: Writing Focused (WF) composition courses, Writing Intensive (WI) general studies courses, and Writing in the Discipline (WID) courses. A complete list of “W” courses is available on pages 6-8 of the Writing Across the Curriculum Handbook. 

Writing Across the Curriculum Handbook 

Writing Across the Curriculum Lab Handbook 

General Studies

The South College General Studies Department appreciates the diversity of learners attending the institution and strives to encourage and enable students with the skills and habits they need to succeed. Through general education courses covering a broad range of subject matter, the General Studies faculty is committed to helping students develop foundational skills that promote successful academic study so that they become life-long learners and independent thinkers.

Math Lab 

Administrated by the General Studies Department, the Math Lab provides tutoring to students who wish to improve their math skills. In addition to peer tutors, math faculty members are available to tutor students by email. Sessions are held in Room 323 at the Knoxville Main Campus on Lonas Drive. Please see the quarterly Math Lab schedule for times and dates.  

Writing Lab 

Under the direction of the General Studies Department, the Writing Lab offers students the opportunity to develop or enhance their written communication skills and receive feedback on course papers and other academic assignments. Services provided by the Writing Lab staff are available by email for online students or those who cannot attend during the Writing Lab’s regular hours.  

While this service is primarily utilized by undergraduate students, graduate students are also welcome. The Writing Lab is located in Room 222 at the Knoxville Main Campus on Lonas Drive.  If you have any questions, please contact the General Studies Department Chair or email the Writing Lab at writinglab@southcollegetn.edu. Please see the quarterly Writing Lab schedule for times and dates. 

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Success at South College

Anjali Doshi

I am currently in the Bachelor’s of Business Administration program with a Concentration in Accounting. I felt that given my personal interests, strengths, and skills, that a career in accounting would be the right choice. Also, I wanted to choose something that had the potential to allow work/life balance in the future as both are important to me.

- Anjali Doshi, Bachelor of Business Administration
Damon Jenson

I chose the health science program because my ultimate goal is to become a Physician Assistant. This program prepares those who have the interest of continuing an education to the master’s level of health science and fulfills all educational pre-requisites for acceptance into a Physician Assistant program. I was able to make my educational pursuits a reality with the financial assistance of the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill. South College made the process of enrolling into classes very easy.

- Damon Jenson, Bachelor of Science in Health Science
Katherine Forester

I chose South College for the progressive and innovative DPT program. The program is committed to emerging literature and evidence-based practice. The distance learning format allows me to learn at my own pace and interact with clinicians and students from all over the country.

- Katherine Forester, Doctor of Physical Therapy
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