Faculty in each discipline determine program length when a program is initiated or revised. Each program is subject to review and approval through Lander’s internal program approval process as well as the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education program approval process. Most Lander degrees were developed by faculty who used comparable programs at other universities as a guide to both program length and content. Degree programs that require specialized accreditation are reviewed and approved by the appropriate accrediting agency. Therefore, the length of Lander’s programs is comparable to the length of programs at other institutions.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Undergraduate programs offered through Lander University require a minimum of 120 credit hours. The specific number of required hours varies from 120 to 140.5 depending on the major program and the emphasis within the major.
Graduate Degree Programs
Lander University’s graduate programs offered through Lander University require a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate course work.