University of Southern California requires at least 128 units to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at USC, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. USC accepts transfer credits. The school accepts and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, USC does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 92% of students who start college at USC complete all the credits required within six years.
USC offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: USC may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
USC has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with USC directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, USC students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at USC.
Student Designed Majors
USC allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
USC does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at USC
USC offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
🟨 Check with USC directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.
✅ USC has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
🟨 USC may offer credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Check with the school directly for any information on AP transfer credit.
✅ USC offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at USC.
❌ USC does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Doheny Memorial Library and there are 23 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
USC offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does USC have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
USC has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at USC include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus
•an Air Force branch unit on campus
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