University of Southern California

Academic Highlights

  • Students can choose from over 150 majors offered at the 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.

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

  • The School of Cinematic Arts is the largest and oldest film school in the country.  Students may focus on critical studies, film and television production, screen and television writing, animation and digital arts, producing, or interactive entertainment.

  • USC's Viterbi School of Engineering offers more than 30 bachelor's degree options ranging from aerospace to industrial and systems engineering. Students can participate in research with faculty and have the opportunity to earn a combined B.S./M.S. degree.

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

  • Take advantage of 50+ semester-long and year-long study abroad programs in 28 countries through the USC Office of Overseas Studies.