Co-op Programs

Army and Air Force ROTC

Students who are accepted by Southern Wesleyan University may register for either the Army or Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps at Clemson University. Four and two year programs are available. Certain restriction apply. See catalog for details.

Technical Schools

Criminal Justice (Police Science)
Students completing an associate's degree program in criminal justice at an accredited college or technical institution may transfer credit from that curriculum to Southern Wesleyan University, where they may then complete a bachelor's degree in psychology in two years. This option will result in earning a B.A. degree with a major in psychology and a minor in criminal justice. For more information contact the academic dean of Southern Wesleyan University.

Council of Christian Colleges and Universities

The Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, an association of over ninety Christ-centered colleges and universities of the liberal arts and sciences, is committed to cultivating communities of educational excellence in which the Lordship of Jesus Christ is central. It seeks to equip faculty, students, and administrative leadership with a biblical worldview for responsible participation in the global community.

Upper division students in most majors who are interested in having "real world" on-the-job experience and in exploring current national and international issues with professionals are eligible to apply for admission to any of the following programs. Up to sixteen hours of credit may be earned. See the academic dean for further details.

For details about the CCCU programs, contact Steven Hayduk by   or call 864-644-5294.

American Studies Program

Founded in 1976, the American Studies Program serves as the "Washington campus" of Council member colleges and is based on the principle of integrating faith, learning and living. Students spend a semester in Washington, D.C. earning academic credit by serving as interns and participating in a contemporary, issue-oriented seminar program. Internships are available in congressional offices, social service agencies, think tanks, cultural institutions and many other organizations. The American Studies Program is designed for junior and seniors with a wide range of academic majors and vocational interests.

Australia Studies Centre

Sydney, Australia. Auckland, New Zealand. The Outback. Are you ready? Because if you are, you will fall in love with Australia's culture and people. Travel to New Zealand on a field trip. See natural beauty beyond description. Experience a world most people can't even imagine. That's a semester at the Australia Studies Centre.

China Studies Program

Did you know that China is the second-largest economy in the world after the USA? On China Studies Program, explore this country's amazing history, culture and future plans. Be part of a "new China" and a "new world."

Contemporary Music Center

Designed as an artists' community, the Contemporary Music Center program seeks to develop artists and music executives with a Christ-centered vision for music content, production and delivery. You'll leave with original recordings, a first-rate press kit and resume and the know-how to get a recording contract or land a job in the music industry.

Latin American Studies Program

An opportunity to live and learn in Latin America is available to students from Council member colleges through the Latin American Studies Program. Located in San Jose, Costa Rica, the program gives students the opportunity to study the language, culture, politics, history, economics, ecology, and religion of the region while living with a Costa Rica family. Students also participate in a service opportunity and travel for two weeks to surrounding countries. Two specialized academic tracks, International Business and Management and Tropical Sciences and Sustainability, are available to qualified students.

Middle East Studies Program

The Middle East Studies Program in Cairo, Egypt provides students with the opportunity to study Middle Eastern cultures, religions and conflicts from within this diverse and strategic region. Juniors and seniors from Christian colleges participate in interdisciplinary seminar classes, receive Arabic language instruction and serve as interns with various organizations in Cairo. The MESP encourages and equips students to relate to the Muslim world in an informed and constructive manner.

Oxford Summer School

Students at Council member colleges and universities are invited to apply for admission to the Oxford University Summer School Program, a multi-disciplinary study of the history and development of the Renaissance and Reformation through examination of the philosophy, art, literature, science, music, politics and religion of this era. Students have the opportunity to study with faculty of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, affiliated with Oxford's Keble College.

Uganda Studies Program

Live and learn in the pearl of Africa. Uganda is considered an economic and public health model in the region and Uganda Christian University, your home base for the Uganda Studies Program, is one of the top private universities in East Africa. Through home stays, travel, service learning and daily interaction with Honours College students, you will experience this amazing location first-hand.

Russian Studies Program

The Russian Studies Program enables juniors and seniors from Christian colleges to spend a semester living and learning in Russia. Students study the Russian language and attend seminar courses on Russian culture, history and current political and economic issues. Program participants experience a variety of Russian environments, living for twelve weeks in Nizhni Novgorod and visiting both Moscow and St. Petersburg. The semester includes the opportunity to participate in a service project and to live with Russian families for a portion of their stay.

Washington Journalism Center

The Washington Journalism Center is an advanced, experiential semester on Capitol Hill. It will cultivate professional news skills and encourage you to think through the implications of being a Christian working in the news media in a city that is home to both the powerful and the powerless.