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Journalism 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 2.5 or higher to be considered for admission.

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) (6 hours)
Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding
 
HIST 101–109 Any 100 level History (Non-US History)
HIST 111 or 112 HIS 201 or 202
Foreign Language (GFL)
Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding

Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language equivalent to the minimal passing grade on the exit examination in the 122 course. Students transferring credit equivalent to the USC 109 and 110 may enroll in USC 122 to complete the required sequence. 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)
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 hours)  STAT 201 AND MAT 120 AND
An additional course from:
  • CSCE course
  • PHIL 110, 111
  • MATH 122, 141
An additional course from:
  • CPT 101, 111, 112, 114, 132, 204, 211, 233, 244, 264
  • MAT 130, 140
  • PHI 105, 106
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
Required Fine Arts One course selected from:
  • ART 101, 105, 107, 108, 111, 112
  • MUS 105, 110
  • THE 101, 105, 205
Additional General Education Requirements     ENGL 282-288 (3 hours) Choose one: ENG 203, 205, 214, 218 or 222
ECON 224 (3 hours) ECO 201 or ECO 210/211
Any non PEDU class (6-12 hours) Electives (6-12 hours depending on AP credit, etc.)

*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.