GSSM offers our students many academic opportunities they won't find anywhere else, from custom courses to study abroad and research opportunities.

Dual Enrollment

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

Dual Enrollment

Economics & Finance Institute

Courses and projects for students who are interested in international affairs, political science, international business, economics, finance and public policy. 

Economics & Finance Institute

Engineering & Innovation Institute

The Duke Energy Engineering & Innovation Institute offers GSSM Residential students the opportunity to take college-level engineering courses.

Engineering & Innovation Institute

IDEA Initiative

The Individually Developed Exploration and Advancement, or IDEA, initiative provides students with an opportunity to develop their own independent study course while at GSSM. 

IDEA Initiative

January Interim

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. 

January Interim

Launch Pad

Launch Pad is GSSM’s highly successful summer bridge program traditionally held the last three weeks in July.

Launch Pad

Student Research

Getting to do your own research is a part of the GSSM experience. 

Student Research