USC Aiken Class of 2019 Graduates May 8th

Staff Report From Aiken CEO

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

The University of South Carolina Aiken will hold its spring commencement ceremony May 8, at 6 p.m., in the convocation center on campus. Almost 450 degrees will be awarded, including graduate and undergraduate degrees. A profile of the Class of 2019 is provided below.

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The following graduation week events are open to the media:

ACADEMIC HONORS CEREMONY, May 7, at 7 p.m., in the Etherredge Center

Students participating in the Magellan Scholars and USC Aiken Honors Programs will be recognized, along with those excelling academically from the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the College of Sciences and Engineering; the School of Nursing; the School of Business Administration; and the School of Education. Additionally, the USC Aiken Outstanding Senior Student will be named.

NURSE PINNING CEREMONY, May 8, at 1 p.m., in the Etherredge Center

In a time-honored tradition, nursing students will receive their nursing pins; light the Florence Nightingale Lame, and recite the pledge named for the famous "lady with the lamp." Nightingale is considered by many to be the founder of modern nursing. References to her influence in the profession are woven throughout the unique event.

GRADUATE HOODING CEREMONY, May 8, at 4 p.m, in the Etherredge Center

Graduate students will receive their hoods, which make up part of their academic regalia. At USC Aiken, graduate students can earn master's degrees in business administration; education in educational technology; and science in applied clinical psychology.

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY, May 8, at 6 p.m., in the Convocation Center

Families, friends, faculty, and staff will celebrate with members of the Class of 2019 as they receive their degrees.


Number of degrees awarded: 447

Number of graduates: 36

Number of international graduates: 17

Number of student athletes: 23

Number of graduates from Aiken: 93

Number of graduates from South Carolina: 390

Number of veterans or military students: 25

Number by degree and major:

Master's degrees:

    Master of Education in Educational Technology: 1
    Master of Science in Applied Clinical Psychology: 14
    Master of Business Administration: 21

Bachelor of Arts: 108

    Biology: 1
    Communication: 33
    English: 14
    Fine Arts: 14
    History: 5
    Music Education: 2
    Political Science: 8
    Psychology: 12
    Sociology: 19

Bachelor of Arts in Education: 33

    Early Childhood Education: 11
    Elementary Education: 10
    Middle Level Education: 6
    Secondary Education: 6

Bachelor of Arts in Special Education: 5

Bachelor of Science: 138

    Biology: 43
    Chemistry: 8
    Exercise and Sports Science: 45
    Industrial Mathematics: 3
    Industrial Process Engineering: 9
    Math and Computer Science: 16
    Psychology: 14

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: 93

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 37