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Galen Health Fellows

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Life as a Galenite

As a Galen Fellow, you will be exposed to more than just your major. You will have an immersive, multidisciplinary experience with opportunities to advance your career before graduation.

Join Our Community

Incoming Students: You'll apply as part of your housing application, available on Self-Service Carolina.
Returning Students: Fill out a university housing interest form (available Oct. 1 – 31).


The Home for Health Science Students

Galen is USC's community for students interested in a healthcare career. The program brings the health science disciplines together to give students a more holistic perspective on health care practice and issues.

As part of a learning community, you will have unique opportunities to pursue your academic and personal interests, engage with the community, meet new people and interact with faculty in your field. You will take courses designed exclusively for Galen Health Fellows scholars and study with your peers to enhance your relationships and learning experience.
Download the Syllabus[pdf]

Galen Health Fellows is a community that has allowed me to make best friends with students who have similar majors, interests and future aspirations. I really couldn't imagine how different my first-year experience would be if I did not live in the GHF community.

- Lauren, Nursing Major

Linked Courses

While Galen students are not required to participate in these courses, they are encouraged to do so in order to gain the most out of their time at Galen. Students participating in linked courses will receive priority housing and course placement into any of the courses.

  • CHEM 111
  • BIO 101
  • UNIV 101 (major specific)
  • BIO 243 (nursing majors)
Degree Programs Represented at Galen


The hallmark of the student experience as a Galen Health Fellow, our five core competencies are essential to your development as a versatile allied health students. 
Learn More About The Five Core Competencies »

Hands-On Work Experience

Galen helps students get a head start on their career in healthcare while still being a undergrad. Students will have many opportunities to sharpen their skills and do good within the community.
Career Development Opportunities »

Campus Living

Galen Fellows live together in several clusters around campus, the hub being Patterson Hall, plus some additional clusters such as Honors College and Capstone Scholars residences.