ECPI University Programs

ECPI University is committed to being a premier institution of higher education focusing on programs in science technology, health sciences, business/criminal justice and the culinary arts. The University provides an innovative, student-centered learning environment with programs of study in disciplines such as computer and information science, health science, and electronics technology. Learn more about what we offer with our degree overviews below:

Master of Science Overview

The master of science degree program provides students with problem-solving and decision-making skills for the business environment. Each graduate will possess a well-rounded technical education that facilitates entry into higher-level positions commensurate with a technical lead or project manager. Technical skills emphasized by the program will include database management systems, software development, networking, and information assurance.

Bachelor of Science Overview

The bachelor of science degree programs consist of arts and science courses, core program courses, concentration courses, and electives. Arts and sciences courses teach students the essential elements of communication, mathematics, humanities, and the social sciences. Courses in the core program area and concentration courses prepare students with theory, skills, and specific outcomes necessary for success in their chosen career fields. Electives provide the student with an opportunity to concentrate on learning advanced techniques. Most programs offer externship opportunities for academic credit.

The bachelor of science programs prepare graduates for entry-level careers as practitioners and managers in their respective fields.

Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science Overview

The associate’s degree programs consist of arts and science courses, core program courses, concentration courses, and electives. Arts and sciences courses teach students the essential elements of communication, mathematics, humanities, and the social sciences. Courses in the core program area and concentration courses prepare students with theory, skills, and specific outcomes necessary for success in their chosen career fields. Electives provide the student with an opportunity to concentrate on learning advanced techniques. Most programs offer externship opportunities for academic credit.

The associate of science is considered an academic degree and some students who earn an associate of science choose to continue their education in a bachelor’s degree program. In South Carolina, the associate of applied science in the technology fields are consistent, in content, with an associate of science degrees offered in Virginia and North Carolina; however, due to state regulations, the degree conferred in these technology programs is the associate of applied science. The associate of applied science degree programs in all health science fields are considered terminal degrees without opportunity for transfer credit; however, students may enter bachelor’s degrees with advanced standing for their earned work at the associate’s level.

The associate’s degree programs prepare graduates for careers as practitioners in their respective fields.

Diploma Overview

Diploma programs offer those who are already working in an industry the opportunity to broaden and deepen their skills or learn basic skills needed to change careers. These students may be scheduled for courses with degree-seeking students in their respective program areas. Diploma programs do not include arts and sciences.

Below is a list of the degree and diploma programs offered and the concentrations available. The programs of study vary at the campus locations and not all programs are offered at all locations.

College of Technology

Master of Science

Bachelor of Science

Computer and Information Science

Electronics Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Associate of Science (VA and NC) or Associate of Applied Science (SC)

Computer and Information Science

Electronics Engineering Technology

College of Business & Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science

Business Administration

Criminal Justice

Associate of Science (VA and NC) or Associate of Applied Science (SC)

College of Health Science

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science in Health Science

Nursing

Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Applied Science in Health Science

Diploma

College of Culinary Arts

Bachelor of Science

Business Administration

Associate of Applied Science

Diploma