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Math and Science 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. 
 

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
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)
Scientific Literacy (SCI) (8 hours) Two laboratory courses selected from:
  • BIOL
  • CHEM
  • PHYS
Two laboratory courses selected from:
  • BIO 101, 102, 112, 205, 210, 211
  • CHM 105, 110, 111
  • PHS 101, 102, 115; PHYS 201, 202, 221, 222
Social Sciences (GSS)
Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding
Two courses from the social sciences are required for the B.A. and B.S. degree.

*Specific course limitations apply. See your advisor or consult the University Bulletin for specifics.
The following technical college courses will satisfy the social sciences requirements:
  • ANT 101, 202, 203
  • CRJ 101, 115, 125, 130, 220, 242
  • ECO 201, 210, 211
  • GEO 101, 102,
  • PSC 201, 205, 215, 220
  • PSY 201, 203, 204, 205, 208, 212, 214, 215, 220, 225, 240
  • SOC 101, 102, 151, 204, 206, 210, 220, 235
Analytical Reasoning and Problem Solving (ARP) (minimum 12 hours)   Choose one option:
  • MATH 141 and 142
  • MAT 122,  STAT 201, and MAT 170*
*Option for biology and cardiovascular technology majors only
Choose one option:
  • MATH 140 and 141
  • MAT 120, 122*, and 130
*Option for biology and cardiovascular technology majors only
STAT 201 (or equivalent) or higher  MAT 120
CSCE 102 (or equivalent) or higher  CPT 111, 112, 114, 132, 204, 211, 233, 244, or 264
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
Humanities and Fine Arts (AIU) (3-9 hours)
Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
Additional hours from any remaining courses.

*Specific course limitations apply. See your advisor or consult the University Bulletin for specifics.
  • HIS 104, 105, 112, 115, 130, 131, 230, 235
  • ENG 238
  • REL 101, 102, 103
  • SPC 205, 208, 209, 210, 215.
  • May include additional fine arts and literature courses.
Other Courses  CHEM 333 and 331L CHM 211
CHEM 334 and 332L CHM 212

 

*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.