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Capstone Scholars

Shared Capstone Courses

Academic success is one of our program's core values, and we work with a range of departments and faculty to give students even more chances to learn and grow in Capstone-exclusive sections.

University 101

We have worked with University 101 programs to offer sections just for Capstone Scholars. These classes are capped at nineteen students per section, offering a close-knit environment for learning about the Capstone Scholars Program and the university. To learn more, please visit University 101 Programs.

English 101

The English department carefully curates themed sections of English 101 for Capstone Scholars each fall. Past themes have included speculative fiction, political journalism and environmentalism.

English 102

Like our English 101 sections, we also provide unique, themed opportunities through English 102. We offer these in both the fall and spring semesters.

Study Abroad Courses

Each year we provide at least one study abroad opportunity in May, known as a "Maymester" at USC. These Global Classroom courses can take place all over the world, and they typically fulfill a Carolina Core requirement.

Capstone Scholars Leadership Program

Capstone Scholars Leadership Program (CSLP) is an 8-week course designed with emerging leaders in mind, typically first and second year students. This course focuses on theories related to relational leadership and provides opportunities to apply them to one’s everyday life.


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