Undergraduate Programs

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Learn more about our undergraduate programs at Coker

COKER’s Undergraduate Program

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We love helping students pursue their passions. Our academic programs are led by outstanding faculty dedicated to creating a learning environment that supports your educational goals and leadership development. You’re just starting your college journey and we promise to be there with you every step of the way. We invite you to explore the possibilities at Coker University.

 

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music Education

  • B.A.

    If you have an insatiable curiosity, a strong sense of justice, and a desire to improve social conditions, a major in criminology will build on your natural abilities to prepare you for a fulfilling career. You will study all facets of crime—from the psychological motivations of criminals to the intricacies of law enforcement, prisons and parole systems—to fully understand the American criminal justice system and explore how to improve it.

    Check out our Criminology program! 

  • B.A. or B.F.A.

    A dance classroom unlike most others, explore what interests your dance interests the most in a non-ridged set of degree requirements. To achieve this, immerse yourself in a curriculum that encourages critical thinking, community outreach, all while retaining our one-on-one discussion based learning model with your instructors

    DEGREE OFFERING

    MINORS

  • B.A. or B.M.E.

    The Coker model is unique in that every education course has a corresponding field experience in a real public school classroom, where you’ll observe and work with PK-12 students. These field experiences, which begin in your first year and continue throughout the program, give you real teaching experience from your first methods class (taken during your first or second year). Our program prepares you for certification, but it also prepares you with strong content knowledge and the skills to apply innovative ideas and teaching models that adjust to your students’ individual needs. When you graduate with a Coker education degree, you graduate ready to be not just a teacher, but also a mentor and partner in the learning process.

    DEGREE OFFERING

    Learn more about our Education program!

  • B.A.

    The General Studies major offers a multidisciplinary education that allows for exploring specific interests while offering a framework to promote competence in several fields. Students study with faculty from various academic areas to complete coursework; the major can encompass coursework from the sciences, the social sciences, the arts and humanities, and other majors that offer courses to all students.

    Learn more about our General Studies program!

  • B.A.

    The Humanities major provides students with a multidisciplinary education built upon a liberal arts foundation. Particular fields of study include Art, Communication, English, Dance, History, Theatre, Music and Political Science.

    The Humanities major empowers students by providing them with the essential tools to succeed in many professions in a global environment.

    Learn more about our Humanities Program! 

  • B.A.

    Coker’s interdisciplinary studies program helps students mix their passions and talents to create customized fields of study. Majoring in a subject typically involves the intense study of a single discipline—but interdisciplinary studies majors work across disciplines, seeing how things connect and bringing them together.

    Interdisciplinarians bring different skills and backgrounds to the table, helping to forge connections and problem-solve. In a modern workplace, where there is more and more integration between fields, interdisciplinarians have a marketable advantage.

    Interdisciplinary studies majors will learn specific skills, including making connections, solving complex problems, leadership, strategic thinking, communication, analytical thinking, and collaboration.

    Learn more about our Interdisciplinary Studies program!

  • B.A. or B.M.E.

    As a Coker music major, whether you choose to study piano, voice, or music education, you will follow rigorous yet rewarding curriculum that challenges and develops your creative and intellectual potential.

    With personal guidance from accomplished faculty members, our discussion-based round table learning philosophy challenges students to explore, defend and communicate their ideas and creative perspective. Outside of the classroom, students benefit from immediate opportunities for solo performances, theatrical roles, internships, regional and national ensemble tours, study abroad and study away opportunities.

    Coker University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

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    Learn more about our Music program! 

  • B.A.

    Public Administrators work for entities with a mission to serve the public and the common good. If you’ve always hoped to change the world for the better as part of your job, Public Administration is the program for you.

    Check out our Public Administration program! 

  • B.A.

    Jobs in Public Relations are growing faster than the national average, which means that people who study in the field can expect a lot of excellent options to choose from when they graduate.

    Learn more about our Public Relations program! 

  • B.A.

    At its core, sociology is the study of human behavior in a group setting. Sociology majors develop a number of practical scientific skills including research, computer and statistical, with the opportunity to apply these skills by participating in faculty research projects as early as freshman year. Studying sociology gives you the ability to analyze information, reach a meaningful conclusion, and communicate and apply that knowledge in various complex situations.

    Check out our Sociology program!

  • B.A.

    Take part in this challenging curriculum which can’t only be studied, you must take action in the work. From performance to playwriting, you will immerse yourself in this dynamic course offering a multitude of opportunities for valuable hands-on experience—from productions to workshops, internships, study abroad, and more.

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    • General Theatre
    • Performance
    • Technical Theatre
    • Musical Theatre

    MINORS

    • Theatre

    Check out our Theatre program! 

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Bachelor of Science

  • B.S. or B.A.

    For biology majors at Coker, learning happens up-close. Classes combine our signature round-table learning with hands-on research and internships. You won’t have to wait for graduate school to get into a lab!

    As early as your first year, you’ll have the opportunity to work directly alongside faculty members to gain professional experience. Many students also conduct field research at Kalmia Gardens of Coker University, a 35-acre botanical garden just minutes away from campus.

    Our program is founded on the belief that research at the undergraduate level fosters confidence and prepares you with an understanding of current and future biological research. Coker faculty encourage exploration, curiosity, and active participation in your field of choice.

    DEGREE OFFERINGS

    Check out our Biology program! 

  • B.S.

    Cybersecurity has grown from a niche category to a bustling industry with a job market that requires specific skill sets.

    Our program is business-oriented, giving students a rounded and practical experience that expands beyond IT skills alone. It will teach students how to build practical defenses against cyber attacks by “hardening” networks and devices, investigate breaches, and ultimately how to think like a hacker.

    Check out our Cybersecurity program!

  • B.S.

    With starting salaries between $63,000 to $102,000, it’s clear that studying Data Analytics provides you with a great path to making six figures. There’s also never been a better time to enter the field, as jobs are growing 36% over the next decade – that’s much, much quicker than the average field. The door of opportunities is wide open.

    Check out our Data Analytics program! 

  • B.S.

    There are a lot of opportunities in the industry, and there’s a lot of money to be made. The video game industry is experiencing explosive revenue generation and growth, and as those numbers go up, so too do the number of job openings in the coming years.

    Check out our Game Development program! 

  • B.S.

    Jobs in Information Technology are growing way faster than the national average, which means that people who study this field can expect a lot of excellent options to choose from when they graduate.

    What’s more, the median annual salary in IT is $97,430, that’s almost double what the average job pays. Employers are desperate for qualified candidates, and they’re willing to pay you handsomely to join them.

    Check out our IT program! 

  • B.S.

    From day one, you’ll be developing close relationships with your professors, heading over to the gym to see your coursework in action, and discovering how to incorporate cutting-edge technology into the concepts you learn in class.

    That’s not to mention the opportunities you’ll have to practice applying your new skills outside of the classroom. Coker students have completed internships at local businesses such as the YMCA, Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, and Darlington Raceway—many of which have led to full-time jobs after graduation. Plus, professors often take students to attend and present at events like the annual SC AHPERD (Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) conference.

    Within the major, you can choose from one of five concentrations to develop a specialized skillset based on your personal interests and career goals. Combined with a well-rounded liberal arts core, you’ll be equipped with everything you need to build a successful and rewarding career after graduation.

    DEGREE OFFERINGS

    Check out our Physical Education & Sport Studies program! 

  • B.S.

    If you’re fascinated by understanding why people do the things that they do, you might consider majoring in psychology.

    Grounded in scientific methods, psychology explores the big questions related to society and humankind. Psychology majors study how to predict, interpret and control behaviors, learning research methodology and how to formulate conclusions from results through observation and scientific analysis. As a bonus, psychology students also gain insight into the world around them and their own personal development—including motivations, values and strengths.

    DEGREE OFFERINGS

    Check out our Pyschology program! 

  • B.S.

    A Public Health degree is for people who wanna make a difference in the world. Yes, the salaries are good and the jobs are growing – but this is a field where your work can heal communities and improve lives.

    Check out our Public Health Program! 

Nursing & Pre-Professional Programs

  • B.S.N.

    A degree from Coker provides you the knowledge, skills, and education to thrive in the nursing field, all while providing you a degree from a nationally recognized university in Hartsville, South Carolina. That’s the power of a nursing program that’s grounded in the real work, at work for you.

    DEGREE OFFERINGS

    • RN to BSN
    • HP to BSN
    • BSN
    • RN to MSN

    Check out our Nursing Program! 

  • Pre-Professional Program

    There is no specific major that prepares a student for pharmacy school. Instead, pharmacy schools require the completion of prerequisite courses. This 3 + 1 program provides those prerequisites required of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and, depending on the student’s grade point average and PCAT score, a guaranteed interview at MUSC for their Pharmacy program.

    If accepted into the pharmacy program at MUSC, the student will spend the fourth year in the program, therefore, completing year one of four of their doctorate of pharmacy degree prior to graduation from Coker University.

     

    Check out our Pre-Pharmaceutical Studies program! 

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