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Academic Bulletin

The Academic Bulletins are the official documents of record concerning USC academic programs and regulations.

The Academic Bulletin is the official document of record concerning academic programs and regulations. Each calendar year has a unique bulletin and there are different bulletins based on your particular course of study. The university’s senior and regional campuses also have their own Academic Bulletins.

Search current bulletins for key information about programs available at the colleges and schools, course descriptions and much more. Access previous bulletins within the bulletin archive.

Course Descriptions

Each course at the university is described in detail in the Academic Bulletin, which is the official record of academic programs at the University of South Carolina.

Undergraduate course descriptions and the graduate course descriptions are located in their respective bulletins and are listed by the course number and title. Each course description includes credit hour value, prerequisites and related notes. You can filter the list by prefix, course code, type or keyword. Choose the bulletin that fits your degree plan and explore your options.

Note that with so many different classes held in each of the university’s colleges and schools, course descriptions are updated throughout the academic year. So course descriptions are subject to change.

Degrees Offered

Tailor your degree with a palette of programs including sciences, art, business, education, journalism and a world of other fields. Focus your studies within one of our many nationally ranked or recognized academic programs, or broaden your college experience with interdisciplinary studies.

The bulletin lists all undergraduate degree programs from A to Z. Choose your major, explore the requirements and build the degree you want while enhancing your undergraduate studies with pivotal learning experiences including internships and study abroad. Choose from among hundreds of areas of study, pursue degrees from bachelor to doctorate, and even customize your experience with accelerated or dual degree programs.

Graduate degree programs are offered across 13 colleges and schools and include disciplines such as business, education, engineering, hospitality, communications, music, social work, sciences, the arts, health and medicine. You can expand your graduate degree options with a wide variety of dual degree programs. Use the Graduate Studies Bulletin to find all degrees listed from A to Z or by college or school. You will also find the requirements for all graduate degrees.

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