Join Our Community
Incoming Students: You'll apply as part of your housing application, available on Self-Service Carolina.
Returning Students: Fill out a university housing interest form (available Oct. 1 – 31).
The Home for Health Science Students
Galen is USC's community for students interested in a healthcare career. The program
brings the health science disciplines together to give students a more holistic perspective
on health care practice and issues.
As part of a learning community, you will have unique opportunities to pursue your academic and personal interests, engage with the community, meet new people and interact with faculty in your field. You will take courses designed exclusively for Galen Health Fellows scholars and study with your peers to enhance your relationships and learning experience.
Galen Health Fellows is a community that has allowed me to make best friends with students who have similar majors, interests and future aspirations. I really couldn't imagine how different my first-year experience would be if I did not live in the GHF community.- Lauren, Nursing Major
While Galen students are not required to participate in these courses, they are encouraged to do so in order to gain the most out of their time at Galen. Students participating in linked courses will receive priority housing and course placement into any of the courses.
- CHEM 111
- CHEM 112
- BIO 101
- BIO 102
- BIO 243 (nursing majors)
- UNIV 101 (major specific)
The hallmark of the student experience as a Galen Health Fellow, our five core competencies
are essential to your development as a versatile allied health students.
Download the Syllabus[pdf]
Learn More About The Five Core Competencies »
Hands-On Work Experience
Galen helps students get a head start on their career in healthcare while still being
a undergrad. Students will have many opportunities to sharpen their skills and do
good within the community.
Career Development Opportunities »
Galen Fellows live together in several clusters around campus, the hub being Patterson Hall, plus some additional clusters such as Honors College and Capstone Scholars residences.