Discover a meaningful personal connection
The moment someone really decides where they want to go to college usually happens when they discover a meaningful personal connection. That might mean connecting with a faculty member in the academic department you’re interested in or a current student who leads you on a tour and shares their own experience. Or maybe you’ll find a connection with an idea or a part of the school’s culture and their community values. Whatever kind of connection you’re looking for, we trust you'll know it when you experience it! Here are some of the reasons other students found a meaningful connection at Coker University.
Coker offers the academic programs, undergraduate focus, and research and internship opportunities that'll redefine your idea of college preparation. This hands-on approach to learning will provide you with a skill set that's attractive to future employers and graduate schools. Our dedication to each student’s success creates a learning environment where competence meets confidence. Come to Coker and get on a fast track to personal and professional success.
Beyond the books
You can tell so much about a university when you spend a little time on campus. Every school’s culture is unique. When you visit Coker University, it’s easy to be impressed by the beauty of our 15-acre campus in the heart of a thriving small town.
But what really makes Coker unique? Connected is one of the best ways to describe the feeling here. From our residence life programs to student activities to the ways we’ve designed our common spaces—we’re serious about giving you different ways to socialize and collaborate with one another! You won’t find that at every school, but it’s right at the heart of our commitment to community and scholarship.
AccessCoker: Technology That Works for You
Every first-year student at our Hartsville campus is given an iPad® and Apple Pencil® as a part of our commitment to putting cutting edge technology in your hands while you’re preparing for your new career. The AccessCoker initiative gives you access to G Suite for Education, Blackboard discussion forums, campus social media channels, classroom apps, career resources, research platforms, and more. Everything about our digital campus resources are designed to help you collaborate with peers and your professors as you gain experience using the technology you’ll need in the future.
Health and Medicine Programs at Coker
Medical Technology: Medical technologists, the laboratory scientists who analyze body fluids and tissues, fill an extremely important role in the field of medicine. They use high-powered microscopes and other complex equipment to perform a range of tests and laboratory procedures, which assists doctors in diagnosing and treating disease. It’s a challenging program, but if you have a passion for science and health care, it can lead to a rewarding and secure career. Learn more about Medical Technology.
Nursing: A passion for health care. A commitment to community service. A drive to learn all that is possible. A dream to earn your bachelor’s degree in as little as eight semesters. If you have some of the above attributes, then Coker University has the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for you. A degree from Coker provides you the knowledge, skills, and education to thrive in the nursing field, all while providing you a degree from a nationally recognized university in Hartsville, South Carolina. That’s the power of a Nursing program that’s grounded in the real work, at work for you. The job market for nurses is rapidly growing, and the skills gained at Coker University are portable to any state. Learn more about Nursing.
Physical Education & Sports Studies: With a Physical Education & Sport Studies major at Coker, you can forget about a boring, lecture-based learning process—expect to have an active role in shaping your education. (Read more in the box to the right!)
Psychology: The human mind is one of the most complicated and intriguing mysteries in today’s scientific world. If you’re fascinated by understanding why people do the things that they do, you might consider majoring in Psychology. Grounded in scientific methods, Psychology explores the big questions related to society and humankind. Psychology majors study how to predict, interpret, and control behaviors, learning research methodology and how to formulate conclusions from results through observation and scientific analysis. As a bonus, Psychology students also gain insight into the world around them and their own personal development—including motivations, values, and strengths. Learn more about Psychology.
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With a Physical Education & Sport Studies major at Coker, you can forget about a boring, lecture-based learning process—expect to have an active role in shaping your education.
From day one, you’ll be developing close relationships with your professors, heading over to the gym to see your coursework in action, and discovering how to incorporate cutting-edge technology into the concepts you learn in class.
That’s not to mention the opportunities you’ll have to practice applying your new skills outside of the classroom. Coker students have completed internships at local businesses such as the YMCA, Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, and Darlington Raceway—many of which have led to full-time jobs after graduation. Plus, professors often take students to attend and present at events like the annual SC AHPERD (Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance) conference.
Within the major, you can choose from one of five concentrations to develop a specialized skill set based on your personal interests and career goals. Combined with a well-rounded liberal arts core, you’ll be equipped with everything you need to build a successful and rewarding career after graduation. Learn more.
One Degree That Opens All These Doors
• Athletic Coach
• Athletic Trainer
• Exercise Physiologist
• Personal Trainer
• Physical Education Teacher
• Physical Therapist
• Recreation Director
• Rehabilitation Therapy Technician
• Sports Information Director
• Strength & Conditioning Coach
• Wellness Coordinator