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Lander University, Spartanburg Community College Offer Transfer Partnership in Human Services

LU-SCC-logos.jpgLander University and Spartanburg Community College have formed a partnership to enhance the transfer of students from SCC to Lander. An agreement signed by both institutions will allow human services students at SCC to easily transfer their credits to Lander, entering as juniors in Lander’s Bachelor of Science in Human Services program. Students who meet the requirements of the agreement will be guaranteed admission to Lander and will receive priority acceptance into the major.

"Lander University is committed to providing enhanced and seamless pathways for South Carolina's technical college students to continue their education and achieve a bachelor's degree," said Dr. Jim Colbert, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Lander. "This new agreement with Spartanburg Community College establishes another pathway for students of Spartanburg Community College to earn a four-year degree in human services."

Prior to acceptance, SCC students will complete an Associate in Arts, with a track in human services. From there, the agreement gives students several options to complete their four-year degree. Lander’s B.S. in Human Services can be completed completely online or in-person, depending on each student’s preference. Classes are offered both on Lander’s main campus in Greenwood, or at the University Center of Greenville.

“We are excited to welcome SSC graduates and know that they come well-prepared for success at Lander,” said Dr. Lucas McMillan, dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Lander. “Students in our Human Services program will benefit from our faculty members’ exceptional credentials and experience as well as their mentorship of students for meaningful careers.”

“SCC is proud of the strong foundational courses that we provide to begin a student’s educational pathway in human services,” said Dr. Jenny Williams, dean of Arts and Sciences at Spartanburg Community College. “The opportunity for seamless transfer with Lander ensures students are prepared to enter the workforce ready to secure careers that make our world a better place.”

This transfer partnership is the latest in a series of partnerships between Lander University and South Carolina’s technical colleges. To learn more about transferring to Lander, or to apply now, please visit