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USD Academics

University of San Diego requires at least 124 units to graduate with a bachelor's degree. There is no accelarated degree program, . Additionally, USD has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer. Around 80% of students who started college at USD finish the requirements for graduation within six years. USD offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Do I Have To Take at USD?

USD has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate. Students need to fulfull a language requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at USD

When choosing a major, USD students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at USD below. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed. USD does not require a senior project for all students.

Does USD Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

USD offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Disability Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does USD Have An Online Program?

USD does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does USD Offer AP Credit?

USD offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does USD Have An Honor's Program?

USD offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and does not offer a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.

Does USD Require Internships?

USD does not require an internship for students in some majors only. Internships can help students gain hands on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.

USD Majors & Subject Areas

Environmental Studies
Environmental Science
Architectural History and Criticism, General
Italian Studies
Ethnic Studies
Communication, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Education, General
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Special Education and Teaching, General
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Education, Other
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Industrial Engineering
French Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law
Comparative Law
International Law and Legal Studies
Tax Law/Taxation
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Mathematics, General
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Religion/Religious Studies
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
Economics, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Medical Informatics
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
Nursing Science
Nursing Practice
Clinical Nurse Leader
Business Administration and Management, General
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Real Estate
History, General

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