Graduating With Distinction in Your Major
Graduation "with Distinction" is an optional program of study where you actively engage in significant research, scholarship or performance activities in collaboration with a faculty mentor in your chosen field.
How to Start
Talk with your academic advisor. The following majors have established programs:
- Chemical Engineering
- International Studies
- Music Performance
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
- Sports and Entertainment Management
If your major doesn't have an established program, ask your advisor if planning for one is underway and who you should talk to.
- One-on-one research with USC faculty
- Hands-on learning in your field
- Great experience for graduate school or future employment
- Skill-building in critical thinking, communication, etc.
- Listed on your transcript!
Graduating With Distinction in Leadership
Visit the USC Connect site for full details and requirements for graduating with leadership distinction in the research pathway.