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Moore School of Business Majors

Carolina Core is the University of South Carolina's general education requirements for every degree program. The table below lists the Carolina Core requirements that must be fulfilled for this major. Each requirement is followed by the USC courses that fulfill the requirement, as well as the technical college courses that you may have taken that are considered equivalent to the USC course, and therefore also fulfill the Carolina Core requirement.

This list does not include every technical college course that is available for transfer to USC. You are not required to take all courses listed prior to transferring. Rather, it is a guide for you and your advisors.1 Courses must be passed with a grade of a C or higher in order to be considered for transfer credit, and you must have a GPA of 3.002 and a C or higher in a course equivalent to USC's MATH 122 or MATH 141 to be considered for admission. Admission to the Moore School of Business is competitive. Meeting minimum criteria does not guarantee admission. Applications are only considered for entry in the fall term.

SC Technical College courses listed in bold below will satisfy the non-business portion of the internationalization requirement.

Carolina Core Requirement USC Course(s) Technical College Course Equivalent(s)
Writing (CMW) (6 hours)
Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communications
ENGL 101 and 102

ENG 101 and 102
Spoken Component (CMS) (3 hours)
Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication
SPCH 140 SPC 205
Historical Thinking (GHS) (3 hours)
Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding
HIST 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 109, 111, or 112 HIS 101, 102, 106, 107, 108, 109, 201, or 202
Foreign Language (GFL)
Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding
Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language equivalent to the completion of USC's 109 and 110; or USC's 121 level.

If student places out of foreign language, they must take an additional approved electives to fill these hours towards graduation.

Two courses in the same Foreign Language selected from:
  • FRE 101, 102 (equivalent of FREN 109, 110)
  • GER 101, 102 (equivalent of GERM 109, 110)
  • SPA 101, 102 (equivalent of SPAN 109, 110)
Social Sciences (GSS) (3 hours)
Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding
One course from:
  • ANTH 101
  • ANTH 102
  • CRJU 101
  • GEOG 103, 121
  • AFAM 201
  • HRTM 280
  • PHIL 102
  • POLI 101, 201
  • PSYC 101
  • RELG 101
  • SOCY 101
One course from:
  • ANT 202
  • ANT 203
  • CRJ 101
  • GEO 101, 102
  • HIS 130
  • HOS 164
  • PSC 201, 220
  • PSY 201
  • RELG 101
  • SOC 101
Analytical Reasoning and Problem Solving (ARP) (6 hours)*
MATH 122 or 141 

MAT 130 or 140 

*Additional ARP course required upon transfer.

Scientific Literacy (SCI) (7 hours) Two courses (must include one laboratory course) selected from:
  • ASTR 101
  • BIOL 101/101L, 102/102L, 110, 120/120L, 270/270L, 243/243L, 244/244L
  • CHEM 105, 111
  • PHYS 201/201L, 202/202L, 211/211L, 212/212L
Two courses (must include one laboratory course) selected from:
  • AST 101, 102
  • BIO 101, 102, 105, 112, 205/206, 210, 211
  • CHM 101, 105, 106, 107, 110
  • PHY 201, 202, 221, 222
Fine Arts (AIU) (3 hours)
Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
One course from:
  • ARTE 101
  • ARTH 105, 106
    ARTS 103, 104
  • ENGL 282, 284, 286, 287, 288
  • MUSC 110, 115
  • THEA 170, 200
One course from:
  • ART 101, 107, 108
  • ARV 101, 102, 121 or 123, 122
  • ENG 214, 218, 222, 203, 205, 288
  • MUS 105, 110
  • THE 101, 105, 125
Values, Ethics and Social Responsibility (VSR) (3 hours) PHI 211, POLI 201 PHI 110, 115, 251, or PSC 201
Lower Division Business Courses     ACCT 225 and 226 ACC 101 and 102
MGMT 250 BUS 130 or ENG 165
MGSC 290 CPT 170
ECON 221 and 222  ECO 210 and 211

1 Technical students must meet all requirements for admission to USC and must be accepted through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Consult the University Bulletin for specific entrance requirements. Nothing in the foregoing supersedes any University, college, departmental, or programmatic regulation or policy.  

2 GPA minimum is currently under review and is subject to change.


International Requirement

Nine (9) credits of internationally-based courses are required. At least three (3) credits must be a Business or Economics course at the 300 or higher level, usually taken during the Junior/Senior year(s). The remaining six (6) credits can come from two non-Business areas including two 200 or above foreign language courses in the same language.