GSSM offers our students many academic opportunities they won't find anywhere else, from custom courses to study abroad and research opportunities.
Dual-enrollment courses are those for which GSSM students simultaneously earn high-school and college credit. College credit for GSSM's dual-enrollment courses is granted by Coker University
Economics & Finance Institute
Courses and projects for students who are interested in international affairs, political science, international business, economics, finance and public policy.
Engineering & Innovation Institute
The Duke Energy Engineering & Innovation Institute offers GSSM Residential students the opportunity to take college-level engineering courses.
The Individually Developed Exploration and Advancement, or IDEA, initiative provides students with an opportunity to develop their own independent study course while at GSSM.
For three weeks before the second semester begins, students at GSSM participate in a "mini-mester," or January Interim, where they focus on one elective course.
Launch Pad is GSSM’s highly successful summer bridge program traditionally held the last three weeks in July.
Research & Inquiry
Getting to participate in real world research with a professional mentor is part of the GSSM experience.