USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Tel: (213) 740-4530 or (800) 526-3347
Fax: (213) 740-8690

Major Programs

All Computer Science majors
All Engineering majors

Application Guidelines

Applicants to Engineering and Computer Science majors must respond to the two short-answer questions on the USC Writing Supplement.

Transfer applicants to engineering and computer science majors who have not completed full-time, college-level coursework must respond to one additional question on the USC Writing Supplement.

For first-year applicants to all majors in engineering and computer science, four years of mathematics are required for admission consideration, preferably with calculus in progress or completed by senior year. Three years of natural sciences are also required.

Transfer applicants to all majors in engineering and computer science should have completed one or more semesters of college-level calculus and meet USC admission requirements. Students are encouraged to complete additional pre-engineering coursework as available.

Visit, click the Transfer button and select Transferable Coursework from the left-hand menu for a list of relevant courses.