USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
USC College is the liberal arts center of the University of Southern California, teaching more than 10,000 undergraduates. It offers instruction in the humanities, the natural sciences and the social sciences, leading to bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees. The programs of the college provide both a broad liberal arts education and a thorough grounding in an academic discipline. Breadth is supplied by the general education program and electives. Departmental majors, interdisciplinary majors, and special programs and minors provide depth.
USC College combines two “worlds” — the world of the self-contained liberal arts school, with small classes and close working relationships between students and faculty, and the larger world of the research university, where new ventures and new ideas are being explored by internationally known scholars. This combination makes the college a supportive and exciting place to learn.
USC College offers many opportunities for post-baccalaureate study. Graduate programs within the college leading to master’s degrees and doctor of philosophy degrees are administered through the USC Graduate School.
Howard Gillman, Ph.D., Dean, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Michael Quick, Ph.D., Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
Roger D. Stewart, Ph.D., Executive Associate Dean for Administration and Finance
Dani Byrd, Ph.D., Vice Dean for Faculty and Research
Steven Lamy, Ph.D., Vice Dean for Academic Programs
George Sanchez, Ph.D., Vice Dean for College Diversity
Susan Andrews, M.S., Senior Associate Dean for Communication
Richard Vargas, B.S., Senior Associate Dean for Advancement
Jane M. Cody, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Richard Fliegel, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Mark Todd, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
Susan H. Kamei, J.D., Associate Dean for Advanced and Professional Programs
Kathleen Speer, B.S., Associate Dean for Faculty and Research
Karen Rowan-Badger, B.S., Assistant Dean for Admission
James R. McElwain, A.I.A., Senior Administrator for Facilities
Departments and ProgramsAmerican Studies and Ethnicity
East Asian Languages and Cultures
East Asian Studies Center
French and Italian
Health and Humanity
Physics and Astronomy
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Spanish and Portuguese
Additional Programs Administered by the CollegeAmerican Language Institute Freshman Seminars General Education Joint Educational Project Learner Centered Curricula Learning Communities Overseas Studies Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program Resident Honors Program Supplemental Instruction Program Thematic Option Program Writing Program
Graduate Studies in Letters, Arts and Sciences
Graduate studies leading to the master’s and Ph.D. degrees are available within most departments of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Candidates for graduate degrees must complete both the departmental requirements listed for each degree and the general requirements set by the Graduate School.