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COLLEGE PROFILE

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
Summer SessionOffered
General Catalog/BulletinOnline Catalog

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Majors
  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Cognitive Science
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Ethics
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Game and Interactive Media Design
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Gerontology
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • History, Other
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other
  • Neuroscience
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Other
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Political Economy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Polymer/Plastics Engineering
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Structural Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Voice and Opera
 
Most Popular DisciplinesBusiness/marketing, Social sciences, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/
Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special ProgramsDouble major, Honors program, Independent study, Student-designed major, Cooperative education program, Internships, Washington semester
Study AbroadOffered
Online DegreesNot reported

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
ComputerNot required
Foreign LanguageNot required
Math/ScienceNot required

FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION

Full-Time Faculty1,981
Part-Time Faculty1,365
Full-Time Faculty with
Ph.D./Terminal Degree
90%
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 11% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab
Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 36% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 40% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

International BaccalaureateAccepted
Advanced Placement (AP) ExaminationsAccepted for placement and credit
Sophomore StandingAvailable through AP examinations

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Libraries
Library Available on CampusYes
Holdings 
Computing
Computer OwnershipStudents not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on CampusNot Reported
Internet/E-mail AccessNot reported

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Remedial Instruction 
TutoringAvailable
Services for Learning
Disabled Students
Not reported
Services for Physically
Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION

Master's Degrees Offered
Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Historic Preservation, Master of Planning and Development Studies, Master of Business for Veterans, Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, Master of Real Estate Development, Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, Master of Aging Services Management, Master of Long Term Care Administration, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Executive Master of Health Administration, Master of Music, Master of Public Policy, Master of Public Works, Master of Health Administration, Master of Public Policy and Management, Master of Professional Writing, Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Taxation, Master of Construction Management, Master of Medical Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Comparative Law, Master of Landscape Architecture, Executive Master of Leadership, Master of Physician Assistant Practice, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Education, Master of Human Behavior, Master of Communication Management, Master of Planning, Master of Engineering, Master of Public Health, Master of Building Science, Master of Public Diplomacy
Master's Programs of Study
  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Arts Administration
  • Asian Languages
  • Asian Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Research
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Construction Management
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counselor Education
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Game Design and Development
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Gerontology
  • Hazardous Materials Management
  • Health Communication
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Homeland Security
  • Immunology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • International Affairs
  • International Health
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Imaging
  • Microbiology
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oceanography
  • Operations Research
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Organizational Management
  • Pathology
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Real Estate
  • Safety Engineering
  • Slavic Languages
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Water Resources
  • Writing
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Doctor of Regulatory Science, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Planning and Development Studies, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Public Administration, Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Policy, Planning, and Development
Doctoral Programs of Study
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • American Studies
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Asian Languages
  • Asian Studies
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cancer Biology/Oncology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Research
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Construction Management
  • Cultural Studies
  • Dentistry
  • Developmental Biology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Game Design and Development
  • Genomic Sciences
  • Geosciences
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Gerontology
  • Hazardous Materials Management
  • Health Communication
  • Health Services Research
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • International Affairs
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oceanography
  • Operations Research
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Rhetoric
  • Safety Engineering
  • Slavic Languages
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Toxicology
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Urban Education
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Water Resources
  • Writing
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Low 1.70 2.00 450 420 13
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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