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Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management 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.* Courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher in order to be considered for transfer credit. You must have a GPA of 2.25 to be considered for admission into Hospitality Management, Tourism Management, Retailing and Integrated Information Technology. A GPA of 3.00 is required for admission into Sport and Entertainment.

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

ENGL 101 and 102*

*If ENGL 102 is taken as a non-USC course, students will be required to take an additional 1 hour Information Literacy Core course while at USC.
ENG 101 and 102
Speech (CMS) (3 hours)
Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communications
SPCH 140 SPC 205
Historical Thinking (GHS) (3 hours)
Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding
HIST 101–109 Any 100 level History (Non-US History)
Foreign Language (GFL)
Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding

College of HRSM students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language by achieving a score of 2 or higher on the foreign language placement test or by completing one foreign language through to 110 or 121.  One foreign language selected from:
  • FRE 101, 102 (equivalent to FREN 109, 110)
  • GER 101, 102 (equivalent to GERM 109, 110)
  • SPA 101, 102 (equivalent to SPAN 109, 110)
Social Sciences (GSS) (3 hours)
Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding
Choose one social science One of the following technical college courses will satisfy the social sciences requirements:
  • ANT 101, 202, 203
  • GEO 101, 102; PSC 20
  • PSY 201, 203, 204, 205, 208, 212, 214, 215, 220, 225, 240
  • REL 101, 102, 103, 201
  • SOC 101, 102, 151, 204, 206, 210, 220, 235
Scientific Literacy (SCI) (7 hours) Two courses (must include one laboratory) selected from:
  • BIOL
  • CHEM
  • PHYS
Two courses (must include one laboratory) selected from:
  • BIO 101, 102, 112, 205, 210, 211
  • CHM 105, 110, 111
  • PHS 101, 102, 115; PHYS 201, 202, 221, 222
Fine Arts or Literature (AIU) (3 hours)
Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
Choose one fine art or literature One course selected from:
  • ART 101, 105, 107, 108, 111, 112
  • ENG 201, 202, 203, 205, 206, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 214, 218, 222, 230, 234, 235, 236
  • MUS 105, 110
  • THE 101, 105, 205
Analytical Reasoning and Problem Solving (ARP) (6 hours)





Hospitality & Retailing Majors
Option 1
MAT 122 or 141 AND

One of the following:
  • mathematics (at next highest level)
  • PHIL 110 or 111
  • STAT 201
  • Retailing: CSCE 101 or higher
  • Hospitality: CSCE 102 or higher
Option 1
MAT 130 or 140 AND

One of the following:
  • MAT 120, 122, 141, 240, 242
  • PHI 105, 106
  • MAT 120, 165
  • Retailing: CPT 101, 111, 112, 114, 132, 204, 211, 233, 244, or 264
  • Hospitality: CPT 111, 112, 114, 132, 204, 211, 233, 244, or 264
Option 2
Two courses from any of the following:
  • PHIL 110, 111
  • STAT 201
  • Retailing: CSCE 101
  • Hospitality: CSCE 102 or higher
Option 2
Two courses from any of the following:
  • PHI 105, 106
  • MAT 120, 165
  • Retailing: CPT 101
  • Hospitality: CPT 111 or higher
Integrated Information Technology
MATH 122 or 141 AND

An additional course from:
  • mathematics (at next highest level)
  • a statistics course
MAT 130 or 140 AND

One of the following:
  • MAT 122, 141, 240, or 242
  • MAT 120 or 165
Sport and Entertainment Management
STAT 201 AND

MATH 122
MAT 120 or 165 AND

MAT 130 or 140
Additional Coursework Requirements     RETL 261, 262 ACC 101, 102
SPTE 240, ITEC 242 BUS 121, 130 
ITEC 264 CPT 170
 HRTM 110, 260, 280, 285 HOS 140, 150, 164, 169
HRTM 270 HOS 110 and 155

*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.