Limestone University has partnerships with Technical Colleges throughout South Carolina as well as bordering NC Community Colleges to offer a smooth transition for transfer students. Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees granted by an accredited Technical or Community College will transfer in and satisfy Limestone University’s general education requirement. Associate of Applied Science degrees granted by an accredited Technical or Community College will be reviewed for course equivalencies and may be accepted for up to 76 credit hours of transfer credit if transferring into the Bachelor of Applied Science degree completion program at Limestone University.
Review the agreements below for each degree to see how individual classes you’ve taken will transfer to Limestone.
Do you have an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree from a technical college? Limestone University has two distinct completion programs that will accept your AAS credit hours1 up to 76 credit hours toward one of these completion programs. Did you know that most universities will not use all your credit hours toward your degree completion? Limestone University designed these two Bachelor of Applied Science completion degree programs just for you!
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration is ideal for transfer students who want to expand their knowledge in business from an ACBSP accredited program. Whether you are looking to advance your career, start your own business, or complete your degree and pursue an MBA, this program is for you.
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Professional Studies is designed for the transfer student who is looking to take courses in an academic area of interest to complement the content area from their AAS degree program. Students can select from a variety of programs such as business, computer science, criminal justice, educational studies, health care administration, sport management, and more! Whether you are looking to advance your career or expand your knowledge in another field, this completion degree program is for you!
1Limestone University will accept all AAS degree programs; however, not all courses may be applicable to a specific major, program, or degree.
In this program you will learn to plan, supervise and evaluate the functions of a business such as production, marketing, finance, human resources, and administration. You will build a knowledge base with which to acquire the skills of supervision and procurement, control and utilization of resources in an efficient manner; and the ability to adapt the goals and policies of an organization to internal and external opportunities and constraints. You will develop your oral and written communication skills, your ability to solve problems and make judgments through the analysis and synthesis of data, and your understanding of the moral and ethical considerations of decision making. Limestone University offers several concentrations relating to Business Administration including Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and Management.
Account executive, Advertising manager, Bank branch manager, Employee benefits manager, Business agent, Insurance claim representative, Financial manager, Labor relations specialist, Human resource recruiter, Real estate agent, Credit counselor, Office Manager, General manager
The Computer Science and Information Technology Department at Limestone University offers a concentration in Programming for those students interested in a programming career. The department provides the students with current programming tools that help them develop the skills necessary to succeed in graduate school as well as in their future professions. The programming concentration also challenges students to think creatively and craft unique solutions to many programming problems. Development of these skills will lead to greater success in a professional career or in an educational environment. With small class sizes, dedicated instructors, and current technology, the CSIT Department at Limestone University will help students reach their full potential.
Software programmer, Software engineer, Software analyst, Project manager / programming, Application developer, Systems programmer
Professionals who work in today's technology arena need the skills to successfully manage information resources. Whether the customers of an organization are internal or external, their needs must be met and, in most cases, the bulk of the responsibility lies on the shoulders of information technologists. Students preparing for the "real world" need to know what is expected of them and how they can succeed. Information technology is both strategic and tactical and requires strong skills in many areas. The IT concentration focuses on the fundamental principles and practices necessary for practitioners to succeed in modern information-centric organizations. The student will explore how information systems are used in business, and, more importantly, how the role of information systems has grown as a result of the telecommunications revolution. The concentration builds an unparalleled foundation for tomorrow's IT managers by providing meaningful examples of real projects and applying the lessons they teach to a sound framework in IT management. A related major Limestone University offers is Computer and Information Systems Security.
Information technology analyst, Database analyst, Database administrator, Technology risk analyst, Support Technician, Technology Auditor
Criminal Justice is a popular degree program at Limestone University. You will learn about the causes and dimensions of crime and delinquency and about the characteristics and behaviors of criminals. You will also study the American criminal justice system: the operation of criminal courts and the theories and procedure of law enforcement. This program will prepare you in the areas of law enforcement, security services, probation, corrections, parole, and rehabilitation.
Corrections officer, Detective, FBI agent, Security guard, Parole officer, Police officer. Park ranger, Security officer and manager, Private Investigator, Fraud Investigator, Insurance Investigator
The Limestone Health Care Administration program prepares those anticipating a career in administrative positions within the health care industry. This program is ideal for students interested in management and administration as well as contributing to the well-being of others. The major combines courses from a number of academic fields specially designed to prepare students for health care careers. Students are exposed to all areas of health care administration, including health care policy, health care quality, finance, legal issues, information systems, and economics as they impact the delivery of health care.
Health Care Administrator
In this program, you will learn to manage the development of employees in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. You will study personnel and organizational policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, and human resources law and regulations. You will also learn about motivation and compensation systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations. An internship may increase your chances of finding a job in this field
Employee benefits manager, Compensation manager, Director of Industrial Relations, Employment Interviewer, Job Analyst, Labor relations specialist, Human resources manager, Human resources recruiter, Training/ Education manager
Many new professional opportunities require college preparation of a broad and extensive scope. A chance to design an academic program appropriate to a student’s special career or professional goal is provided in the Liberal Studies program. You will learn from various courses of study, including mathematics, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. The program generally is interdisciplinary, with courses being offered through various departments or divisions of the University. This program is available for students who desire or require more flexibility than is available in other major programs.
Graduates from this major may find work in fields such as journalism, publishing, business, government, and entertainment. This degree program provides the opportunity to learn about different fields and preparation for professional or specialized graduate school. A liberal studies degree offers a well-rounded education. Almost any entry-level position is available.
The nursing program provides the RN-BSN completion curriculum to Registered Nurses (RNs) who wish to earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The curriculum builds on previously acquired knowledge and skills by adding coursework in social sciences, nursing research, leadership, communication, professionalism, information management, genetics, population health, and the humanities. The program is offered 100% online making it flexible and accessible to enhance the education of nurses in an ever-changing healthcare environment.
The BSN degree expands opportunities for career advancement. The BSN nurse is well-prepared to meet the demands of today’s dynamic and complex healthcare environment by demonstrating superior skills in critical thinking, information management, leadership, management, health promotion, communication, assessment, cultural sensitivity, resourcefulness, knowledge application, and scientific reasoning (American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN], 2014). BSN nurses are able to work in a variety of settings including schools, the military, or public health; and in expanded roles including management, health educators, case managers, care coordinators, or patient navigators.
This broad major is intended to orient you to psychology as a whole. You will learn about the science of mind and behavior, individual and group behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. This major relies heavily on exploring various theories, while looking at new research and techniques. It is designed to instruct you in psychological principles and methods; to provide the knowledge and skills required at the graduate level; and to offer the background needed to prepare you for work in possible professions as diverse as medicine, law, business, education, human resources, and others. Several specialties in psychology encourage certification by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Rehabilitation counselor, School counselor, Social Services Director, Parole Officer, Residential counselor, Substance abuse counselor, Mental health counselor, Psychiatric Technician, Psychologist, Human Services employee
The Social Work Program teaches students about patterns of behavior of individuals, families, organizations, and communities in order to prevent or reduce the problems of our rapidly changing society. Students will learn to help others, change damaging social conditions, and boost social and economic well-being. The program focuses on developing an individual’s understanding of differences in ethnicity, culture, race, and gender and on accepting and/or using these differences to create a better society.
Licensing and certification requirements include graduation from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Limestone University has been accredited by the CSWE since 2001.
Community Action Worker, Homeless Shelter Worker, Gerontologist, Domestic Violence Counselor, School System Social Worker, Substance Abuse Counselor, Human Services Worker, Nursing Home/Hospital Worker, Hospice Social Worker, Industrial Social Worker