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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.
 

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 beginning Fall 2012, the addition of an INF course will be required.
ENG 101 and 102
Spoken Component (CMS) (3 hours)
Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication
SPCH 140 SPC 205
Historical Thinking (GHS) (6 hours)
Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding
HIST 101-109, 111, 112 HIS 101-109, 201, 202
Foreign Language (GFL)
Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding
All students must demonstrate proficiency in one foreign langugage equivalent to two semesters of the same foreign language. Students transferring credit equivalent to USC 109 and 110 have met the foreign language requirement for the School of Library and Information Science.

Two courses in the same 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) (6 hours)
Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding
Two required social sciences The following technical college courses will satisfy the social sciences requirements:
  • ANT 101, 202, 203
  • GEO 101, 102
  • PSC 201
  • 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
Analytical Reasoning and Problem Solving (ARP) (6-7 hours)  STAT 201 AND MAT 120 AND
MATH 122 or MATH 141 MAT 130 or MAT 140
Scientific Literacy (SCI) (7-8 hours) Two courses (must include one laboratory) selected from:
  • BIOL
  • CHEM
  • PHYS
Two courses (must include one laboratory) selected from:
  • BIO 101, 102, 205*, 206*, 210, 211
  • CHM 105, 110, 111
  • PHS 101, 102, 115; PHYS 201, 202, 221, 222
*205 and 206 must be taken together for 4 hours lab credit
Fine Arts (AIU) (3 hours)
Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
Required Fine Arts One course from:
  • ART 101, 105, 107, 108, 111, 112
  • MUS 105, 110
  • THE 101, 105, 205
Additional General Education Literature Requirement     ENGL 462 ENG 260
ECON 224 ECO 201 or ECO 210/211
ACCT 222 ACC 101 and 102 or ACC 111, 1112, and 115
CSCE 101 CPT 101
CSEC 102 CPT 111, 112, 114, 132, 204, 211, 233, 244, 264

*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.