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The Carolina Core provides a core of knowledge, skill, and academic experience  for  Carolina undergraduates.

The Carolina Core, USC's general education program, offers the traditional foundation for college study with exciting innovations tailored to learning in each student's particular area of interest.

  • The Carolina Core includes foundational courses in communications, analytical reasoning and problem solving, scientific literacy, the arts, global citizenship and multicultural understanding, as well as in areas of information literacy and values/ethics/social responsibility.
  • The Carolina Core also extends beyond the foundational courses to give students the opportunity to further develop the Carolina Core competencies in an integrative course in their program major.

Dr. Rackers“Through the Carolina Core curriculum we come together because of a shared conviction: to be successful in the fullest sense in any employment, endeavor, or adventure, one must first be a well-educated, thoughtful citizen, engaged in building stronger communities and a better world.”

Dr. Joseph Rackers
Faculty Co-Chair,
Carolina Core Committee
Associate Professor of Piano, School of Music


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