Programs of Study

USC’s Liberal Arts College and Professional Schools
Whether you already have a major in mind or are still undecided, the possibilities are endless at USC. We offer top-ranked programs in virtually every field you can think of — and many you may have never imagined.

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
The academic heart of the university, Dornsife College comprises 33 departments and numerous research centers and institutes. Nearly 7,000 undergraduate students pursue interdisciplinary studies in Dornsife’s 70 majors and 70 minors.
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USC School of Architecture
Poised at the nexus of the American frontier and the Pacific Rim, the School of Architecture is uniquely situated to provide students a stimulating cross-cultural and multidisciplinary education. Students are challenged to push the discipline in new directions and affect positive social change.
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Roski School of Art and Design
The Roski School of Art and Design offers courses in all media and encourages students to explore and move freely among them. Creative internship opportunities help students forge crucial professional connections that can open doors and last a lifetime
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USC Iovine and Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation
Established with a gift from music industry giants Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young (“Dr. Dre”), the Iovine Young Academy will open its doors to its first class of 25 students in fall 2014. The Academy’s interdisciplinary approach will draw primarily from the fields of audio and visual design, engineering, business and fine arts, and encourage students to think outside — and redefine — accepted boundaries. Graduates of the Academy will become the next generations of innovators, entrepreneurs and inspired thinkers, poised to effect positive change in the world.
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Marshall School of Business
With a focus on entrepreneurship, innovation, collaborative research and social responsibility, the Marshall School of Business and Leventhal School of Accounting prepare students to become world leaders in business and beyond.
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USC School of Cinematic Arts
Since its founding in 1929, the School of Cinematic Arts has played an integral role in shaping the growth of the entertainment industry. Students develop a critical understanding of media principles and practice, receive immersive, hands-on training and graduate as leaders in their fields.
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Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is a world center for teaching, research and professional practice in the fields of communication, journalism and public relations. At USC Annenberg, students learn to redefine media and communication for the 21st century.
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Kaufman School of Dance
(Opening 2015)
Thanks to a generous gift from visionary Los Angeles philanthropist Glorya Kaufman, the Kaufman School of Dance will become the sixth arts school at USC. The School’s aim is nothing short of becoming the most elite on the West Coast and the Pacific Rim.
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Ostrow School of Dentistry
(Dental Hygiene Program)
Founded in 1897, the Ostrow School of Dentistry is a top-ranked professional school that prepares students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing global health field. Students participate in cutting-edge research, service learning opportunities and the development of new technologies and techniques.
Note: The Dental Hygiene program is open to junior transfer students only.
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USC School of Dramatic Arts
Ranked among the top undergraduate theatre programs in the nation, the School of Dramatic Arts encourages students to discover their fullest creative expression. Students benefit from conservatory-style artistic training within the context of a major research university.
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Viterbi School of Engineering
The Viterbi School has been instrumental in developing the scientific and technological advances that shape the 21st century. Undergraduate students can choose from over 30 majors and areas of emphasis within 10 disciplines, participate in original research and intern in leading businesses and organizations.
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Davis School of Gerontology
With nearly one-third of the U.S. population reaching retirement age, there has never been a better time to study this rapidly growing field. Programs integrate the study of related fields such as biology, psychology, medicine and business, and prepare students to pursue advanced degrees.
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Keck School of Medicine of USC
There is perhaps no better place than USC for students to prepare for advanced studies or careers in the health professions. The Bachelor of Science in Global Health, and the Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Studies, foster multidisciplinary approaches to the study of health and allow students to tailor their coursework to their professional goals.
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Thornton School of Music
The oldest continually operating cultural institution in Los Angeles, USC Thornton consistently ranks among the nation’s top music schools and conservatories, bringing together a stellar faculty and offering an impressive range of performance opportunities — all within the hub of music industry.
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Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report, the accelerated bachelor’s to master’s degree in occupational therapy prepares students for clinical practice. This five-year program is for students who are committed to pursuing a career as an occupational therapist. Students will receive individualized mentorship and training to prepare them to be global leaders in the field of occupational therapy and contribute to quality of life for people around the world.
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Price School of Public Policy
Fostering leadership, collaboration and innovative thinking, the USC Price School of Public Policy works to improve the quality of life for people and their communities around the world. The undergraduate program integrates a strong liberal arts foundation with practical, real-world experience.
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