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Moore School of Business 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.* Transfer students can apply for the Summer and Fall terms only. The minimum requirement to be considered for admission is a 3.0 cumulative GPA on all college-level coursework and completion of USC's MATH 122 or MATH 141 (or its transfer equivalent) with a grade of "C" or better. Students must also have at least 30 semester hours at the point of application. However, please note that admission into the Darla Moore school of Business is very competitive, and students who meet the minimum 3.0 GPA and calculus requirement are not guaranteed admission.

SC Technical College courses listed in bold below will satisfy the non-business portion of the internationalization requirement.

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, 105, 106, 109, 111, or 112 HIS 101, 102, 106, 108, 109, 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 USC 109 and 110 may enroll in USC 122 to complete the required sequence.

If student places out of foreign language, they must take an additional social science (see list below).

Two courses in the same Foreign Language selected from:
  • FRE 101, 102 (equivalent of FREN 109, 110)
  • GER 101, 102 (equivalent of GERM 109, 110)
  • SPA 101, 102 (equivalent of SPAN 109, 110)
Additional Social Sciences (3 hours)

One course from the social sciences (excluding PHIL 110 and 111.)
Additional Social Sciences (3 hours)

To be taken if student places out of foreign language.

One course from:
  • ANT 101, 202, 203
  • CRJ 101, 115, 125, 130, 220, 242
  • GEO 101, 102, 260
  • HIS 104, 105, 110, 115, 130, 131, 215, 220, 230, 235
  • PHI 101, 108, 110, 115
  • PSC 201, 205, 210, 215, 220
  • PSY 203, 204, 205, 208, 212, 214, 215, 220, 225, 230, 231, 235, 240, 250
  • REL 101, 102, 103, 201
  • SOC 102, 151, 205, 206, 210, 220, 235
Social Sciences (GSS) (3 hours)
Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding
One course from:
  • ANTH 102
  • CRJU 101
  • GEOG 103, 121
  • AFAM 201
  • HRTM 280
  • PHIL 102
  • POLI 101, 201
  • PSYC 101
  • SOCY 101
One course from:
  • ANT 202
  • CRJ 101
  • GEO 101, 102
  • HIS 130
  • HOS 164
  • PSC 201, 220
  • PSY 201
  • SOC 101
Analytical Reasoning and Problem Solving (ARP) (6 hours)  MATH 122 or 141 AND MAT 130 or 140 AND
MATH 170 or 142 or PHIL 110 MAT 122 or 141 or PHI 105
Scientific Literacy (SCI) (7 hours) Two courses (must include one laboratory course) selected from:
  • BIOL 101/101L, 102/102L, 110, 120/120L, 270/270L, 243/243L, 244/244L
  • CHEM 105, 111
  • PHYS 201/201L, 202/202L, 211/211L, 212/212L
Two courses (must include one laboratory course) selected from:
  • BIO 101, 105, 112, 205/206, 210, 211
  • CHM 107, 110
  • PHY 201, 202, 221, 222
Fine Arts (AIU) (3 hours)
Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
One course from:
  • ARTE 101
  • ARTH 105, 106
    ARTS 103, 104
  • MUSC 110, 115
  • THEA 200
One course from:
  • ART 101, 107, 108
  • ARV 121 or 123, 122
  • MUS 105, 110
  • THE 220, 221
Values, Ethics and Social Responsibility (VSR) (3 hours) PHI 221 PHI 115
Additional General Education Literature Requirement (3 hours) One course from:
  • ENGL 282-287
One course from:
  • ENG 201, 202, 203, 205, 206, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 214, 218, 222, 230, 234, 235, or 236
Lower Division Business Courses     ACCT 225 and 226 ACC 101 and 102
MGMT 250 BUS 130 or ENG 165
MGSC 290 CPT 170
MGSC 291 MAT 120 or BUS 240 
ECON 221 and 222  ECO 210 and 211

* 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.  


International Requirement

For students entering Summer/Fall 2009 and after: Nine (9) credits of internationally-based courses are required. At least three (3) credits must be a Business or Economics course at the 300 or higher level, usually taken during the Junior/Senior year(s). The remaining six (6) credits can come from a) two general education courses including history, behavioral science, english, social science or fine arts OR b) two 200 or above foreign language courses in the same language.