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After the event, participants will receive instructions on how to download the ebook totally free.


Big Saturday Tour Dates



Contact Information


Dr. Steven Ibbotson
Interim Academic Dean

Office: 803-618-1328 ext 600
Schedule Video Conference

Big Saturday SEM Virtual Tours

Big Saturday Virtual Tours occur on designated Saturdays throughout the year. Big Saturday offers a comprehensive overview of the School of Ecological Mission and will typically include a welcome from the dean, a faculty question and answer panel, and virtual tour led by faculty in specific departments, majors and programs. The online sessions begin promptly so you will want to join the online event at least 10 to 15 minutes in advance.



1:30 to 1:45 pm (EST / UTC -5) -- Welcome from the Dean

1:45 to 2:00 pm (EST / UTC -5)  -- General Overview of the School of Ecological Mission

2:00 to 2:30 pm (EST / UTC -5)  -- Question and answer panel with faculty

2:30 to 2:45 pm (EST / UTC -5)  -- Short break

2:45 to 3:15 pm (EST / UTC -5)  -- Faculty tours of departments, academic levels or programs

3:15 to 3:30 pm (EST / UTC -5)  -- Study Beyond: practicums, internships, research, capstone

3:30 to 3:45 pm (EST / UTC -5)  -- Overview of the admissions process & financial aid

3:45 to 4:00 pm (EST / UTC -5)  -- Wrap up by the Dean


Who Should Attend?

Prospective students for each of the academic levels and programs taught in the School of Ecological Mission:

  • Dual Enrollment Academy (rising juniors and seniors and their parents)
  • Associate Degree Programs (high school students and their parents entering college)
  • Bachelor Degree Completion Programs (rising college juniors interested in transferring and those with previous college credit who desire to complete their bachelor degree)
  • Master Degree Programs (college graduates interested in graduate programs)


What Program Areas Will Be Discussed?

  • Sustainable Environments
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Ecology & Biodiversity
  • Global Healthcare Mission
  • Epidemiology & Infectious Disease
  • Geospatial Studies



School of Ecological Mission Welcome Center at our Administration Center. Once you have registered, you will receive instructions on how to log into our Video Conference Room.



Register for Spring-Summer 2018 SMP Big Saturday here:


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