University of Southern California

Academic Highlights

  • Students can choose from over 150 majors offered at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences or one of USC’s 17 professional schools.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 9:1 and 57% of classes have fewer than 20 students. 

  • USC Core, the hallmark of a USC education, consists of courses in General Education, Writing, and Global Perspectives, and encourages students to explore academic interests across multiple subjects.

  • Through Freshman Seminars, students study in a small-group setting with distinguished faculty.

  • Six world-class visual and performing arts schools provide rigorous, pre-professional training, preparing students for successful careers in art, architecture, dramatic arts, cinematic arts, dance, and music.

  • Students interested in science, math, and technology will find a home in groundbreaking programs that encourage students to explore, innovate, and participate in faculty-led or original research.

  • Pre-professional advising is available to students pursuing pre-health or pre-law.

  • More than 50 semester-long and year-long study abroad programs are offered in 28 countries through the USC Office of Overseas Studies.