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LAUNCH your future at Lander University


Launch Your Future...

With a Top-Ranked Education at Lander University Nestled in the heart of Greenwood, S.C., Lander University is a state-assisted, coeducational, four-year university with approximately 3,100 students. Throughout our 147-year history, Lander has enrolled and graduated people who think and create, who inspire and lead, and who break boundaries and shape the world around us. In other words, people like you. The university’s mission is simple – to prepare students to launch their careers or further their education at graduate school. Exceptional academics are just part of that focus. Clubs, organizations, intramurals and outstanding athletics all help make student life at Lander fun and fulfilling. Lander extends beyond the campus footprint, as well – into the community for service learning, to national conferences to present research, and even out of the country, if you want to study abroad. With a close-knit community of ambitious student scholars, award-winning faculty and friendly staff, Lander offers all the benefits of a public education, including the affordable price, with an atmosphere that feels like a small, private college. Our beautiful 125-acre campus, featuring new residence halls, modern classrooms, a state-of-the-art library and top-notch athletic facilities, provides the ideal setting for an extraordinary college experience.

Founded in


4-Year Public University

SACSCOC Accredited

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’sand master’s-level degrees.

Student Body Population:

31% male 69% female



Regional Colleges (South) (US News & World Report, 2019)


So, you’re looking at Lander? Good decision. Small classes, personal attention from experienced professors, unique opportunities inside and outside the classroom – it’s all part of what makes Lander University the right choice for you. We believe that an undergraduate education should integrate the sciences, technology and liberal arts with professional studies; that it should bring you into frequent contact with ideas, cultures and people of all backgrounds; and that it should guide you in developing communication skills and the ability to work well with others. This is the type of education that will challenge and support you long after you have earned your degree.

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Did you know... Lander provides an array of support services to help ensure a successful university experience, including academic advising, counseling services, cooperative education, career services, health services, free tutoring and tutorial laboratories – just to name a few.


Chart your course. When you look at Lander, you’ll see a university where learning, energy and creativity flourish. You will also see a university that looks ahead. Lander has strategically invested in cutting-edge signature academic programs – not just any programs, but those that are emerging, in highdemand and relevant to today’s needs. Whether your career goals lead you to study in a traditional area or in one of these market-driven signature programs, your Lander education will prepare you for the challenges of the future.

Signature Programs Biology Criminology and Criminal Justice Cybersecurity Exercise Science Financial Services Government Administration Health Care Management Homeland Security and Emergency Management Management/Marketing Mass Communications Nursing Pre-Professional Studies Psychology Teaching (K-12)




Colleges and Schools College of Arts and Humanities College of Behavioral and Social Sciences College of Business College of Education College of Science and Mathematics William Preston Turner School of Nursing Honors College

Undergraduate Studies Biology, B.S. Biology, Genetics, B.S. Business Administration, Accounting, B.S. Business Administration, Financial Services, B.S. Business Administration, Health Care Management, B.S. Business Administration, Management/Marketing, B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Chemistry, Dual Engineering, B.S., offered with Clemson University Chemistry, Forensic Science, B.S. Chemistry, Health Sciences, B.S. Chemistry Education, Secondary Certification, B.S. Computer Information Systems, Dual Engineering, B.S., offered with Clemson University Computer Information Systems, Networking, B.S. Computer Information Systems, Software Development, B.S. Criminology, B.S. Early Childhood Education, B.S. Early Childhood Education, Montessori, B.S. Elementary Education, B.S. English, B.A. English, Professional Writing, B.A. English, Secondary Teacher Certification, B.A. Environmental Science, B.S. Environmental Science, Forensic Science, B.S. Exercise Science, B.S. Fine Art, 2D Studio, B.F.A. Fine Art, 3D Studio, B.F.A. History, B.A. or B.S. History, Secondary Social Studies Teacher Certification, B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A. or B.S. See www.lander.edu for full list of IDS programs Mass Communications and Media Studies, B.S. Mathematics, B.S. Mathematics, Dual Engineering, B.S., offered with Clemson University

Mathematics, Secondary Teacher Certification, B.S. Music, Instrumental, B.S. Music, Keyboard, B.S. Music, Vocal, B.S. Music, K-12 Teacher Certification, Choral, B.S. Music, K-12 Teacher Certification, Instrumental, B.S. Music, K-12 Teacher Certification, Keyboard, B.S. Nursing, Completion for Registered Nurses, B.S. online Nursing, Prelicensure, B.S. Physical Education, K-12 Teacher Certification, B.S. Political Science, B.S. Political Science, Public Administration, B.S. Psychology, B.S. Sociology, B.S. Spanish, B.A. Special Education, B.S. Visual Arts, B.S. Visual Arts, Business, B.S. Visual Arts, Graphic Design, B.S. Visual Arts, K-12 Teacher Certification, B.S.

Graduate Studies Clinical Nurse Leader, M.S.N. online Emergency Management, M.S. online Management, M.S. online Montessori Education, M.Ed. Teaching and Learning, Diverse Learners, M.Ed. online Teaching and Learning, Instructional Technology, M.Ed. online Teaching and Learning, Montessori Education, M.Ed. online

Pre-Professional Studies Pre-Dentistry Pre-Medicine Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician Assistant Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Certificate Programs Health Care Management Warfare, Military and Diplomatic Studies

Minors African American Studies Art History Biology Business Administration Chemistry Child and Family Studies Computer Information Systems Criminal Justice Cybersecurity Electronic Art English Environmental Science Film Studies Forensic Science French Health Care Management History Homeland Security Human Services Information Technology International Business International Studies Mass Communications Mathematics Military Science and Leadership Music Non-Profit Management Philosophy Political Science Pre-Law Psychology Public Administration Public Relations Religion Sociology Spanish Speech and Theatre Sports Management Therapeutic Horsemanship Visual Arts Writing


Signature Programs

Nursing The William Preston Turner School of Nursing is committed to preparing graduates for professional roles of caregiver, leader and consumer of research through didactic and clinical learning experiences. This philosophy has made Lander a trusted leader in nursing education for more than 50 years – and it’s why our graduates find employment in a wide variety of nursing settings, including county and regional hospitals, private and public clinics, and longterm care facilities. Graduates are eligible to take the national examination to become licensed as registered nurses. Lander also offers an online R.N. to B.S.N. option for licensed registered nurses, as well as an online master’s-level Clinical Nurse Leader program. Lander’s nursing degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. CCNE; One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120


Exercise Science Exercise science majors get an in-depth look at all aspects of the human body, from anatomy, physiology and stress response, to how to teach someone to become a competent mover. Lander’s well-equipped facilities (exercise physiology and teaching laboratories, an elevated walk/jog track, aerobics and dance studios, and a state-of-the-art fitness center, just to name a few) allow for hands-on training, and students have opportunities for professional development through off-campus internships and servicelearning projects. Graduates are prepared for careers in public, private and corporate fitness programs; physical, occupational and cardiac rehabilitation programs; and strength and conditioning programs.

Biology Biology has been – and will continue to be – a marketable degree for those seeking careers in the medical, genetics and medical research fields. Lander’s biology programs are designed to provide exceptional classroom and laboratory instruction, as well as quality undergraduate research experiences, such as studying the biology of local freshwater ecosystems or examining the cellular physiology of microscopic organisms. Plus, the world-renowned Greenwood Genetic Center provides opportunities to gain valuable experience in genetic research.

Pre-Professional Studies If you are considering going into medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, pharmacy, or occupational or physical therapy, Lander’s pre-professional programs in these fields are excellent preparation for advanced study. Our pre-professional programs combine early, individual advising with relevant, experiential learning, allowing students to tailor their studies to meet the requirements of the graduate schools of their choice.

Psychology Psychology majors learn to think logically and objectively by exploring the science of psychology, from its history and methods, to current major issues and research techniques. Our undergraduates put their skills into practice by volunteering with local service agencies and through presenting original research at state, regional and national conferences. These experiences ensure students are able to approach and gather information, conceptualize problems and arrive at reasonable conclusions – skills that are applicable to nearly every professional field.


Signature Programs Management/Marketing, Health Care Management and Financial Services Woven into each of these business administration degree emphases are topics relating to professional ethics, innovation and international business. Students examine real-world issues, conduct case studies on regional economies and consult with corporate leaders for team projects. These experiences challenge the business administration major to think beyond the textbook for a truly global understanding of commerce. As a result, the variety of careers available to graduates of these signature programs is nearly limitless. The management/marketing emphasis focuses on sharpening decision-making skills for business operations and exploring methods to meet customer needs through product development, distribution, promotion and pricing. The financial services emphasis enables students to gain knowledge and insight into various segments of the industry – from banking and real estate to investments and insurance. Students in the health care management emphasis learn fundamentals of business while taking an in-depth look at the health care delivery system, preparing students for managerial responsibilities in health care settings.

Did you know... Lander’s business program is accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the premier accrediting agency for business programs.


Lander University offers a fully-online Master of Science in Management program that emphasizes quality management and leadership. The M.S.M. is a unique degree that can satisfy the needs of manufacturing firms and other organizations for quality control and assurance. Graduates of the program have a solid foundation in all aspects of quality management, including process management, supply chain management, quality policy, quality planning, quality control and quality improvement.

Criminology and Criminal Justice Lander’s criminology and criminal justice programs provide a solid foundation for graduate study and careers in probation and corrections, law enforcement, juvenile justice and natural resources. Students explore topics and themes shaping law enforcement on local, state and national levels, gaining a deeper understanding of the complex world of criminal justice.

Homeland Security and Emergency Management The homeland security minor and online master’s degree in emergency management examine the many potential threats our nation faces, helping students recognize and analyze the issues associated with those risks. By reviewing all phases of a crisis – from prevention and preparedness to first-response and recovery – students learn how to provide expert guidance during emergencies in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

Cybersecurity We live in a digital society, one that is vulnerable to data hacks, financial terrorism, destructive viruses and other issues that can disrupt our daily lives. Because of this, cybersecurity is considered one of the most critical areas of national security. The cybersecurity minor introduces students to various aspects of this comprehensive field, from network security to cryptography and computer forensics.

Government Administration Students in Lander’s political science-public administration major and public administration minor delve into the challenges and opportunities within government administration on multiple levels, from public budgeting to international politics.


What’s a bachelor’s degree worth? Degree/Field

Median Salary*

Health Care Management $43,220 Criminal Justice $43,937 Mass Communications $44,403 Teaching (K-12) $44,930 Psychology $46,215 Exercise Science $48,341 Management/Marketing $49,183 Government Administration $50,177 Biology $51,445 Cybersecurity / CIS $56,382 Financial Services $58,374 Nursing $70,200 *Courtesy PayScale.com, 2018; based on median salary figures for bachelor’s degree holders in matching or similar fields with 1-4 years of experience.


Mass Communications and Media Studies This versatile signature program prepares students to become effective communicators through the written word and voice, as well as through traditional and innovative media technologies. Beginning as freshmen, students gain experience in PR, video production, television, film, radio, web, print, performance and more. They hone their skills in a media-rich environment, including the state-of-the-art LUX TV studio, equipped with a high definition video production suite, teaching and editing labs, audio recording booths and greenroom studio. Students can also get involved with XLR Lander Radio, the Forum newspaper and the annual Lander Film Festival and Short Film Competition.

Teacher Education The U.S. Department of Labor reports that projected growth in K-12 student enrollment over the next 10 years will create an increased demand for highly qualified teachers. To meet this need, Lander has invested in its broad array of teacher education programs. Our education students work closely with their professors and community educators before stepping into the classroom to teach children in public and private school systems. Lander graduates are heavily recruited for employment throughout the Southeast, and many are named district teachers of the year. Undergraduate Programs Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Montessori Education, Special Education Secondary Certification Areas Chemistry Education, English, History (Social Studies), Mathematics K-12 Certification Specialty Areas Music (Choral, Instrumental, Keyboard), Physical Education, Visual Arts Graduate Programs Montessori Education, Teaching and Learning

Lander’s Teacher Education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Certification (NCATE), and the university is a South Carolina Teaching Fellows institution. Additionally, Lander’s Montessori education program is fully accredited by the Montessori Accrediting Council for Teacher Education (MACTE), and the institution is one of a few universities in the country to offer a program leading to national teacher certification in Montessori education. 11

Experience Your Education Lander students have opportunities to apply classroom concepts in real-world settings through our innovative Experience Your Education (EYE) program, which emphasizes internships, apprenticeships and work-study, and provides valuable, practical experience relevant to students’ majors and interests.


Our faculty aren’t just instructors. One of Lander’s greatest strengths is its engaged and passionate faculty – scholars, researchers and experts who weave years of practice and knowledge into their teaching styles. They’re among the best in their fields, and they are focused on helping you realize and reach your potential. Lander’s small class sizes allow for one-on-one educational interactions between professors and students, providing individualized attention not found at larger universities.


Student-Faculty Ratio

Students are encouraged to work with faculty members outside of class to develop, implement and exhibit empirical research. Many students take advantage of this opportunity to present the results of their work at regional and national professional conferences. This hands-on experience is excellent preparation for graduate school and gives Lander students abilities that employers value, such as critical thinking, communication skills and an appreciation for data-driven results.


Study Abroad

The world is your classroom. Lander is committed to developing leaders for a global environment. By traveling, living and studying in countries across Europe, Asia, South America and beyond, students are able to learn about other cultures firsthand while earning credit for a degree and gaining valuable international experience. Most Lander students choose to study abroad at universities in Europe, such as the University of Winchester in England. Students who major in Spanish will study for a summer or semester in a Spanish-speaking culture. Along with traditional semester-, summer- and year-abroad options, Lander also offers shorter study tours focusing on topics ranging from art and music to history and economics. Many of the tours are scheduled in the summer or during spring break. .n Study abroad programs are open to students in all majors. n

Lander has partnership agreements with universities in China, Korea and Thailand that facilitate study abroad for Lander students and also encourage Asian students to study at Lander. These programs are taught in English and are open to all majors.

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Study Around the Globe: Argentina Austria Chile China England France Germany Greece Holland

Japan Ireland Italy Korea New Zealand Peru Scotland Spain Thailand

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Partnership Agreements with Universities Worldwide


Join the Community Lander’s Honors College program is designed for students with scores of 1170 or higher on the SAT, or 24 or higher on the ACT; and good academic records. An application form is available at www.lander.edu/honors.


Honors College

Broaden your experience. Lander’s Honors College is an opportunity to seek out unique challenges designed around your interests and to build relationships with faculty members and other bright, curious students. The Honors College is a supplement to the traditional college curriculum and fits with any major. Adding a personal flair to your education, Honors classes emphasize discussion, field trips, presentations, hands-on projects and individual research. Along with completing 15 or more hours of Honors-level course work, students are encouraged to pick an enjoyable challenge like study abroad, an internship or an independent project. If you decide to complete all Honors College requirements, you’ll receive special recognition upon graduation. Participation in the program gives you a distinct advantage on graduate school applications and in the job market.

Honors College Offers: Small Classes Discussion Groups Field Trips Presentations Hands-On Projects Individual Research Study Abroad Internships

Become a Global Scholar Each year, Lander offers financial support for study abroad to a select group of exceptional Honors College students. Each Global Scholar, working with an adviser, will choose a study abroad experience relevant to the student’s major. 17

Army ROTC Program

Military Science & Leadership The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program at Lander University is designed to enhance a student’s college education by providing unique training and practical experience in leadership and management. Upon graduation, contracted cadets who have successfully completed ROTC training are awarded a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army National Guard or the U.S. Army Reserve. To prepare students to become commissioned officers, the ROTC program combines college courses in military science and leadership with summer training. The military science curriculum consists of a two-year basic course and a two-year advanced course.


The Basic Course, which is open to all Lander students without any military obligation, comprises freshman- and sophomore-level classes that focus on the fundamentals of leadership and personal development. The Advanced Course comprises junior- and senior-level classes and requires students to commit to a military obligation prior to entering the course. Advanced classes focus on developing leadership and tactics, and cadets learn to lead small units through a mission in both tactical and everyday environments. Cadets also attend a 30-day Cadet Leadership Course, located at Fort Knox, Ky.

Did you know... Lander University is a member of the Scottish Highlander Battalion, along with Presbyterian College and Newberry College. Lander’s ROTC program is one of the fastest growing programs in the state.


This is Bearcat Country. NCAA Division II † www.landerbearcats.com


At Lander, we have built an environment where our student-athletes can thrive and achieve at their highest levels, both in the classroom and on the playing fields. Our Bearcat teams make regular appearances in conference, regional and national championship play – many are continually ranked in the Top 25 in the country. Our athletic facilities also rival the best, with a 15,000-square-foot field house and modern stadiums for baseball, soccer, tennis and softball at the 28-acre Lander Athletic Complex; and the 2,500-seat Horne Arena for basketball and volleyball play.

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National Championships Men’s Tennis Peach Belt Conference Championships Peach Belt Conference Tournament Championships NCAA All-Americans NCAA Post-Season Appearances

Men’s Sports: Baseball • Basketball • Cross Country • Golf Lacrosse • Rugby (Club) • Soccer • Tennis • Wrestling @LanderAthletics

Women’s Sports: Basketball • Cross Country Golf • Lacrosse • Rugby (Club) • Soccer • Softball Tennis • Volleyball Spirit Teams: Cheer • Dance


Student Support

A proactive approach to success. Lander University offers a number of support services to help ensure that all students are able to maintain healthy minds, bodies and GPAs.

The Larry A. Jackson Library The Larry A. Jackson Library is the perfect place for research and study, with spaces for individual and group work. The library provides a robust collection of books and other media, as well as online full-text access to hundreds of top-quality academic and scholarly journals in all subjects. Additionally, the university can borrow from any academic library across the nation through a free interlibrary loan service. 22

Technology Assistance Located on the library’s lower floor, the large computer commons and Technology Resource Assistance Center for Students (TRACS) provide convenient access to computers, printers and technology support. Our highly skilled TRACS staff can assist students with questions about mobile device and laptop setup, network connection, technology training and more.

Academic Support The Academic Success Center (ASC) offers free tutoring in most subjects by CRLA-certified peer tutors. In addition, the center provides academic advising and intervention programs, study skills classes, freshman transition programs, and transfer advisement/registration assistance, among other services. The ASC also works with the Wellness Center to provide a quiet, comfortable environment where students with documented disabilities may take tests.

Health Services Physical health services are available to all students on a walk-in basis at Lander’s Wellness Center. Campus nurses can also refer students to physicians at Greenwood’s Montgomery Center for Family Medicine, located just a few blocks from campus. See www.lander.edu/health for information on additional services and student responsibilities.

Counseling Services Ideally, each student’s university experience is a time of personal, as well as intellectual, growth. Sometimes, however, personal or physical problems can affect an individual so that success and persistence as a student become increasingly difficult. Counseling Services, located in the Wellness Center, offers free personal counseling to any student experiencing difficulties on an individual, confidential basis.

Campus Safety Lander provides a 24-hour certified police force to protect those on campus, and to enforce federal, state and local laws, as well as Lander rules and regulations. Officers work diligently to develop partnerships with students, faculty and staff in an effort to increase safety awareness. Emergency telephones that instantly connect callers with police are located across campus, and the university’s loudspeaker siren and text-messaging service quickly notify campus of emergencies. 23



Lander’s Goal for Placement in the Workforce or Graduate School


Launch Your Future

Prepare to launch your career.

We Offer:

Earning your degree is just the beginning. After graduation, you’ll need a good job, and at Lander, that goal is part of our mission.

Internship Assistance

Our employment and internship services staff are business and industry professionals with valuable connections in the workforce. Their focus is centered upon enhancing the marketability of the Lander student.

Job Placement Assistance

First, they will help you find internships that take your education to the next level. Then, they will help you navigate through the job search, providing advice and guidance as you prepare to launch your career.

Career Information Graduate School Exploration Résumé Workshops Professional Clothing Closet Mock Interviews Alumni and Industry Networking Career Readiness Mentoring

And if graduate school is your next stop, our career counselors can provide assistance with exploring all of your options.


Get the full Lander Experience. What happens outside of the classroom is an important part of a wellrounded university experience. Lander’s vibrant campus life offers plenty of options when it comes to having fun, staying active and forming friendships that last a lifetime. In addition to overseeing more than 60 clubs and organizations, the Office of Student Activities plans events each semester that bring the student body together for fun and fellowship, from pool parties and movie nights, to cookouts and concerts. And, if you’re looking for something a little more relaxed, you can grab a coffee with friends at the Lander Starbucks, play games and e-sports in the Bearcat Lounge, make s’mores at the campus fire pit, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or kick back in one of our hammock villages.

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Make Friends Your First Day:

Enjoy Every Minute:

Academic Organizations Clubs & Interest Groups Greek Organizations Honor Societies Student Media Music Groups Religious Organizations University Sponsored Organizations Volunteer Organizations

Talent Contests Concerts Comedians Magicians Movie Nights Cookouts Pool Parties Tailgating Homecoming Week Trivia Nights

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Student Activities, Cultural Events and Performances Each Year


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Club Sports and Intramural Programs


Have adventures to remember. Campus recreation gives students of all abilities the opportunity to compete for fun and to support their favorite clubs and organizations. Our wide variety of intramural sports allows you to compete against other students, faculty and staff for a game of volleyball, racquetball, soccer, disc golf, kickball – almost any sport you can imagine! If you prefer to play against other schools, creating or joining your favorite club sport might be a perfect fit. And, for recreation enthusiasts, Outdoor Adventures coordinates trips that include snow skiing, whitewater rafting, paintball, horseback riding, rock climbing, skydiving, kayaking and much more. Lander’s spacious fitness center is open to all students and features cardio, core body and strength-training zones, free weights and a spin room. Numerous exercise classes are also offered each semester.

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Fitness Facilities, including: 6,800-sq.-ft. Fitness Center 37-acre Equestrian Center Basketball Courts Racquetball Courts

Lighted Tennis Courts Sand Volleyball Court 18-hole Disc Golf Walk/Jog Tracks

Club Sports, including: Bass Fishing Baseball Cross Fit Equestrian

Esports Football Rugby

Running Volleyball Water Skiing

Intramurals, including: Badminton Basketball Dodgeball

Flag Football Kickball Soccer

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Campus Life

Your home away from home. When you live on campus, you’re in the heart of all the action – and you’re an integral part of the Lander community. Learning to live with other students is a rewarding experience, and many roommates and suitemates become lifelong friends. Plus, living on campus offers the convenience of having classes, dining, the library, and fitness and athletic facilities just steps away. Lander’s 10 residence halls range in style from suites to contemporary apartment living. If it’s historical character you desire, the all-female Chipley Hall is a perfect option. Williamston and Brookside offer comfortable suite-style setups, and Centennial Hall’s super-suites accommodate four students and include a living area, bath and four bedrooms. 30

Or, if you prefer a room all to yourself, Thomason and Centennial provide single occupancies. Our newest residence hall features double-occupancy rooms with a private bath. Lander offers apartment living in Lide, University Place and McGhee Court, where four students share a kitchen, living area, two bedrooms, and either one or two baths. Bearcat Village, located close to campus, also offers apartment-style living in a community atmosphere and features convenient shuttle service to and from the main campus. All residence halls have private or semi-private baths in each suite – there are no shared hall showers.

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Students Live on Campus

A Look at Residence Life: n

10 residence halls vary in styles and floor plans.


Living Learning Communities (LLCs) allow students with similar academic and special interests to live in the same residential areas with distinctive, structured environments. Current LLCs include Honors College, Art Village and ROTC.


All residence halls are air-conditioned and offer free cable and internet access.


All students may bring their cars to campus.


Trained Resident Assistants (RAs) in each hall provide support for residents and can help students adjust to their new living environments. 31

Thousands of Delicious Meals Served Each Semester


A full menu of dining options. Lander’s Dining Services offers a wide assortment of options when it comes to campus cuisine.

Grab a Bite to Eat:

The Grier Student Center Dining Hall features an all-you-can-eat meal service that includes soup, salad and pizza bars, and a variety of entrées, vegetables, desserts and beverages. With tables, booths and outdoor seating overlooking campus, the dining hall is a popular spot to meet friends for a meal.


The campus Which Wich offers made-to-order sandwiches, salads and shakes; or, if you prefer something a little spicier, the Twisted Taco can satisfy your appetite with freshly made burritos, tacos, fajitas and more. For lighter fare, the campus Starbucks and P.O.D. Express – both recently expanded – are perfect for on-the-go beverages and meals.

Which Wich Twisted Taco P.O.D. Express Grier Student Center Dining Hall

Meals are included in the cost of room and board, and students can choose from All Access, Block 200 or Block 150 plans. Bearcat Bucks – dollars that supplement your weekly meal allowance and work like a debit card – are included with meal plans and can be used at all campus dining locations. Commuter meal plans are also available.

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Community Life

Explore new horizons. When you choose a college, the surrounding community plays a big role in your decision. As one of the largest cities in South Carolina’s beautiful Upstate region, Greenwood is a great place to live and learn, with fine dining, shopping and cultural attractions just minutes from campus. The city is home to several regional festivals, including the famed S.C. Festival of Flowers and the Festival of Discovery, featured on Food Network. Plus, with numerous parks and the 11,000-acre Lake Greenwood nearby, there are plenty of options for outdoor adventure and recreation. And the best part? The university’s free Lander Line transportation system is constantly updated to cover popular spots throughout the city, making it easier for students to enjoy all that Greenwood has to offer! 34

Discover the Region: Kayak the 34-mile Lake Greenwood Blue Way Enjoy a sunny afternoon at Grace Street Park Hike the trails in Sumter National Forest Grab a burger at the iconic Dixie Drive-In Explore the past at Ninety Six National Historic Site See a play at the Greenwood Community Theatre Hear local and regional bands at Uptown Live Catch a movie with friends at the 25 Drive-In

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Greenwood Has It: 100+ Restaurants Shopping Malls Arts Center Community Theatre Movie Theaters Parks Festivals Golf Courses Fitness Centers Museums


A Stellar Value With so much to offer, you might expect a Lander education to come with a steep price. But, Lander is actually one of the most affordable higher education options in South Carolina. Along with financial aid packages that work for every budget, Lander’s frozen tuition makes it possible for students to earn their degrees without earning loads of student debt. It’s no wonder the university has been named one of the “Best Bang for the Buck” colleges in the Southeast. (Washington Monthly, 2018)


Scholarship Opportunities & Tuition Freshman Academic Scholarships Progressive based on student ability and range from $1,000-6,000 per year, based on applicant’s academic credentials. Minimum 1000 SAT Composite/21 ACT Composite; minimum 3.5 weighted GPA. Applicants with an unweighted GPA will be reviewed individually. Apply early; offered as funds are available. Out-of-State Fee Waivers Available to non-resident and international students meeting minimum qualifications for academic scholarships; paired with the assignment of other Lander academic scholarships to help offset out-of-state tuition. Full and partial waivers are approved based on performance. Fellowship and Outstanding Scholar Grants Awarded to incoming freshmen and valued at up to $2,000 a year, based on a student’s achievement in national or state scholar competitions (e.g., Palmetto and Teaching Fellows). Distinguished Freshman Scholarships $500 leadership scholarship awarded to a highly select group of incoming freshmen demonstrating leadership and excellence while in high school. Transfer Scholarships $2,000 award per year for up to three years. Available to transfer students who meet the following: minimum of 30 transferable hours, but no more than 90 attempted hours (must have completed at least 67% of all attempted hours); minimum 3.25 overall GPA on college courses; must have graduated from high school or have completed the GED; must be enrolled as a full-time student; and all transcripts of prior colleges and universities must be received before the award is posted.

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Study Abroad Up to $2,000 and limited in number; helps cover part of the cost of the program of the student’s choice. Awarded to incoming freshmen and may be used in either the junior or senior year of college.

2019-20 Tuition, Fees & Housing Costs Tuition & Fees Full-Time, Undergraduate General Fees Total Tuition & Fees:

In-State Out-of-State $ 10,700 $ 20,300 $ 1,000 $ 1,000 $ 11,700 $ 21,300

Room & Board Level 1* Brookside (double) Chipley (double) McGhee (double) Williamston (double) TOTAL COST:

$ 8,620

$ 8,620

$ 20,320

$ 29,920

$ 9,020

$ 9,020

$ 20,720

$ 30,320

$ 9,220

$ 9,220

$ 20,920

$ 30,520

$ 9,420

$ 9,420

$ 21,120

$ 30,720

Room & Board Level 2* Bearcat Village (double) Lide (double) TOTAL COST: Room & Board Level 3* Chipley (single) Thomason (single) University Place (double) TOTAL COST: Room & Board Level 4* Bearcat Village (single) Centennial Hall (single) Lide (single) New Residence Hall (double) TOTAL COST:

* Rounded to nearest $100; 2020-21 tuition/fees determined in summer 2020.



Financial aid that works for you. The Lander University Financial Aid Office recognizes that the cost of a college education represents a substantial investment. Therefore, the mission of this office is to assist eligible students and families in obtaining the necessary funds to pursue a course of study at Lander University. This mission is accomplished by providing financial aid information to students and their families, as well as by assisting students and parents in the completion of required documents; determining eligibility for federal, state and institutional aid; and by facilitating the timely delivery of financial assistance. For more information, contact Lander’s Financial Aid Office at 864-388-8340 or email finaid@lander.edu.

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The Financial Aid Process Maximizing your potential for financial aid begins with your performance in high school. Several grants and scholarships rely exclusively on high school grades, rank in class, and/or ACT/SAT scores. Take the ACT and/or SAT prior to your senior year. You may want to take the tests more than once. During the fall of your senior year, apply for admission and submit your transcript and test scores to Lander. Institutional scholarships are awarded based on high school credentials and a completed application for admission. Make sure your admission application is complete by Nov. 15 of your senior year. You and one parent must obtain an FSA ID from the U.S. Department of Education at fsaid.ed.gov. You can apply for FSA IDs at any time, but make sure you apply no later than October of your senior year. With your FSA ID, you can apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. You must reapply every year, no earlier than Oct. 1 but before Nov. 1 to meet the priority deadline.

Financial Aid Calendar Sophomore/junior year of high school Senior year of high school (Sept/Oct/Nov) Senior year of high school (Oct)

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Take ACT and/or SAT Research scholarship sources and deadlines

n Apply for admission (financial aid applications cannot be processed without degree program acceptance) n Apply for an FSA ID at fsaid.ed.gov

Complete FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. Lander University code: 003435 Both student and parent must sign FAFSA using FSA IDs from above (priority deadline is Nov. 1) n n

Check Bearcat Web account weekly; respond quickly to requests for information n Complete entrance counseling and Master Promissory Notes (MPNs)

Spring/summer of senior year of high school




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Begin the journey with a campus visit. The best way to experience Lander University is to visit campus. The Office of Admissions offers an array of visit options throughout the year, each providing unique opportunities to explore the university and discover more about our people and programs.

Register for a Visit Go Online: www.lander.edu/visit Call Us: 1-888-4LANDER (toll-free) 864-388-8307 (local) Email Us: admissions@lander.edu

J Open Houses: Sept. 28, 2019 Feb. 15, 2020 Nov. 9, 2019 Mar. 21, 2020 Bearcat for a Day: Oct. 2, 2019 Feb. 19, 2020 Nov. 13, 2019 Mar. 11, 2020 Jan. 29, 2020 Apr. 15, 2020 Transfer Tuesdays: Feb. 4, 2020 Oct. 8, 2019 Mar. 10, 2020 Nov. 5, 2019 Apr. 14, 2020 Dec. 3, 2019 May 19, 2020 Jan. 7, 2020 Saturday Tours: Oct. 19, 2019 Jan. 25, 2020 Dec. 7, 2019

Saturday Open Houses:

Saturday Tours:

Visit with academics, housing, financial aid, academic support, athletics, student life, admissions and other areas. You’ll enjoy a walking tour of campus and you can even grab lunch in our dining hall.

A Saturday Tour includes an information session and campus tour.

Bearcat for a Day: Sit in on a class, meet students, eat lunch in the dining hall and tour campus – these unique visits provide a real taste of life at Lander.

Transfer Tuesdays: Apply and be accepted, advised and registered, as well as have your transcripts evaluated. You can also discuss financial aid options with a counselor and take a walking tour of campus.

Weekday Visits: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. daily Tailored to your academic needs, weekday visits include a walking tour of campus and an information session with an admissions counselor. Meet campus representatives and have lunch in our dining hall, upon request.


Homeschool Day: Feb. 7, 2020 Meet with our admissions counselors, tour campus and residence halls, eat lunch in the dining hall, learn about on-campus activities and opportunities, and talk with current students.

Junior Preview Day: Apr. 3, 2020 Our Junior Preview Day is a special campus visit experience that allows high school juniors to meet our admissions counselors, tour campus and residence halls, enjoy lunch and meet with current students.

Accepted Student Day: Apr. 25, 2020 We welcome all accepted students for a day of fun, exploration and community involvement on campus. Learn more about the Lander experience from current students, faculty and enrollment staff, and enjoy connecting with other admitted students. Join us and see what it’s like to be a member of the Bearcat family!


your future at Lander University

Applying for Admission

Application Deadlines Domestic Students Fall semester – Aug. 1 Spring semester – Dec. 15 Summer – May 1 International Students Fall semester – July 15 Spring semester – Dec. 1 Summer – Apr. 15

All students are encouraged to apply for admission to Lander. Because student success depends in large part upon readiness, the university reserves admission to those students who can demonstrate adequate preparation for higher education, either through appropriate GPA/standardized test scores (ACT/SAT), or through previous success at another postsecondary institution. First-Time Freshmen: First-time freshmen are required to submit proof of high school graduation or GED completion, standardized test scores (either ACT or SAT), and high school transcripts. International students are also required to supply TOEFL or IELTS test scores. Transfer Students: Transfer students are required to submit proof of high school graduation and transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended. International transfers must also supply TOEFL/ IELTS scores or proof of completion of college-level English or an appropriate ESL program.

Applying is Quick and Easy: n

Complete an online application at www.lander.edu/apply.


Have your SAT or ACT results sent to the Lander University Office of Admissions.


Have your counselor mail an official copy of your high school transcript to the Office of Admissions.


Have each college or university you have attended send an official copy of your transcript to the Office of Admissions.

Lander University provides equal access and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, pregnancy, genetic information, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Tracy Clifton, Title IX Coordinator, Grier Student Center, 864-388-8055, tclifton@ lander.edu. For further information on Lander’s notice of nondiscrimination, visit www.lander.edu/titleix. Institutions are required to publish an annual report disclosing campus security policies and three years of selected crime statistics. Lander’s Annual Security Report is accessible at www.lander.edu/clery. Questions or concerns may be directed to the Lander University Police Department at 864-388-8222.



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Biology Criminology & Criminal Justice Cybersecurity Exercise Science Financial Services Government Administration Health Care Management Homeland Security & Emergency Management Management/Marketing Mass Communications Nursing Pre-Professional Studies Psychology Teaching (K-12)



Biology Genetics n Business Administration Accounting Financial Services Health Care Management Management/Marketing n Chemistry Dual Engineering Forensic Science Health Sciences n Chemistry Education Secondary Certification n Computer Information Systems Dual Engineering Networking Software Development n Criminology n Early Childhood Education Montessori n Elementary Education n English Professional Writing Secondary Teacher Certification n Environmental Science Forensic Science n Exercise Science n Fine Art 2D Studio 3D Studio n History Secondary Teacher Certification n Interdisciplinary Studies n Mass Communications and Media Studies n Mathematics Dual Engineering Secondary Teacher Certification n Music Instrumental Keyboard Vocal K-12 Teacher Certification n Nursing Prelicensure RN to BSN Completion Option n Physical Education K-12 Teacher Certification n Political Science Public Administration n Psychology n Sociology n Spanish n Special Education n Visual Arts Business Graphic Design K-12 Teacher Certification

African American Studies Art History Biology Business Administration Chemistry Child and Family Studies Computer Information Systems Criminal Justice Cybersecurity Electronic Art English Environmental Science Film Studies Forensic Science French Health Care Management History Homeland Security Human Services Information Technology International Business International Studies Mass Communications Mathematics Military Science and Leadership Music Non-Profit Management Philosophy Political Science Pre-Law Psychology Public Administration Public Relations Religion Sociology Spanish Speech and Theatre Sports Management Therapeutic Horsemanship Visual Arts Warfare, Military and Diplomatic Studies Certificate Writing


PRE-PROFESSIONAL STUDIES Pre-Dentistry Pre-Medicine Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician Assistant Pre-Veterinary Medicine

See page 5 for a complete list of academic programs.

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