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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) (3 hours)
Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding
HIST 101, 102, 106, 105, 109, 111, 112 HIS 101, 102, 106, 108, 109, 201, 202
Foreign Language (GFL)
Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding
Students must demonstrate proficiency in one foreign language equivalent to the minimal passing grade on the exit examination in the 122 course. Students transferring credit equivalent to 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) (3 hours)
Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding
One required social science The following technical college courses will satisfy the social sciences requirements:
  • ANT 202
  • CRJ 101
  • GEO 101, 102
  • PSC 201, 220
  • PSY 201
  • SOC 101
Analytical Reasoning and Problem Solving (ARP) (6 hours)  Choose two of the following:
  • MATH 122, 141, 142, 170
  • PHIL 110
  • CSCE 101 or higher
  • STAT 110 or higher
Choose two of the following:
  • MAT 120, 122, 130, 140, 141
  • PHI 105
  • CPT 101, 111, 112, 114, 204, 211
Fine Arts (AIU) (3 hours)
Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
MUSC 114 MUS 110
Scientific Literacy (SCI) (8 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 110
  • PHS 101, 102; PHYS 201, 202, 221, 222
Electives     The number of electives required for the BA and BM degrees vary. Technical college courses normally transfer as freshman or sophomore level courses, not as major courses.
FILM 100 ART 105
MATH 111, 112 MAT 110, 111
PSYC 100 PSY 230, 231, 240
SPCH 100 SPC 210, 215

*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.