For students who want to get their feet wet in coastal and marine studies, Coastal Carolina University offers the right programs at the right location.
Founded in 1954 as the Coastal Carolina Junior College it changed to its current name in 1993 . Located in Conway, S.C., near the lovely vacation area of Myrtle Beach, the university has an acclaimed coastal and marine studies program and as a sea grant university owns a portion of Waties Island, a barrier island on the Carolina coast which provides students with many research and learning opportunities.
This comprehensive liberal arts university has 66 bachelor’s degree programs, including recent additions such as biochemistry, economics, information systems, theatre arts, criminology, social justice, musical theatre, graphic design and health and aging. The university also has seven master’s degree programs.