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Major Maps

A major map is a layout of required courses in a given program of study, including critical courses and suggested course sequence to ensure a clear path to graduation. Major maps include universal terminology, a standard program of study, and a common 8-semester template.

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The Major Map Repository stores all completed major maps and is updated regularly. A list of newly published major maps is supplied below. Access to the Major Map Repository is password protected. Please login using your USC network credentials. 


New 2018-2019 Major Maps (as of 2/20/2018)

  • B.A. Film & Media Studies
  • B.A. Political Science
  • B.A. International Studies
  • B.A. Spanish PK-12 Teacher Certification
  • B.S.B.A Accounting
  • B.S.B.A Business Economics
  • B.S.B.A Finance
  • B.S.B.A Human Resources Management
  • B.S.B.A Entrepreneurship Management, BSBA Entrepreneurship
  • B.S.B.A Marketing
  • B.S.B.A Real Estate
  • B.S.B.A Risk Management
  • B.A. Russian 
  • B.S. Cardiovascular Technology
  • B.S.I.S Interdisciplinary Studies (Arts & Sciences)
  • B.S. Economics
  • B.A. Economics
  • B.S. Biological Sciences
  • B.S.E. Civil Engineering
  • B.S.E. Chemical Engineering
  • B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
  • B.A. Early Childhood Education
  • B.A. Middle Level Education- Mathematics and English Concentration
  • B.S.W. Social Work
  • B.A. Art History
  • B.A. Art Studio
  • B.A. Media Arts
  • B.F.A. Art Education
  • B.F.A. Art Studio- Ceramics
  • B.F.A. Art Studio- Drawing
  • B.F.A. Art Studio- Graphic Design
  • B.F.A. Art Studio- Painting
  • B.F.A. Art Studio- Photography
  • B.F.A. Art Studio- Printmaking
  • B.F.A. Art Studio- Sculpture


Program of Study

The Program of Study is a prescribed sequence of learning components comprising an academic program.  It aligns degree components across majors and colleges into a standard format and includes universal academic terminology for easy comparison of programs and to create curricular cohesiveness. The following components comprise a program of study: 

  • Carolina Core (required)
  • College Requirements (required of majors within the college)
    • College Foundation requirements
  • Program Requirements (required for the specific program, but not major courses)
    • Cognate
    • Minor
    • Supporting Courses
    • Electives
  • Major Requirements (required)
    • Major Courses
    • Major Electives
    • Concentration
    • Thesis/Dissertation/Capstone