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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

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Carolina Core Courses

The Carolina Core curriculum has 10 Core components, each with learning outcome and credit hour requirements. The Carolina Core Requirements Chart shows what students need to take.

Types of Carolina Core Courses

  • Foundational Courses
    apply across disciplines early in the undergraduate experience
  • Integrative Courses
    apply in discipline-specific majors near the end of study
  • Overlay Courses
    offer students the option of meeting two (2) Core learning outcomes in a single course, students may not take more than two overlay courses to complete Core requirements.

Honors students have access to additional honors courses that may satisfy the Carolina Core requirement.

To see which foundational courses fulfill each area of learning, use the filters to search the table below. The list of integrative courses can be downloaded as a PDF.

Click on the course number to view a sample syllabus.

Foundational Carolina Core Courses
Course Title Learning Outcome
ANTH 161
Arts and Sciences
Human Origins: An Introduction to Biological Anthropology
SCI Scientific Literacy
ASTR 101
Arts and Sciences
Introduction to Astronomy
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 101
Arts and Sciences
Biological Principles I
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 101L
Arts and Sciences
Biological Principles I Laboratory
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 102
Arts and Sciences
Biological Principles II
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 102L
Arts and Sciences
Biological Principles-II laboratory
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 110
Arts and Sciences
General Biology
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 120
Arts and Sciences
Human Biology
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 120L
Arts and Sciences
Laboratory in Human Biology
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 206
Arts and Sciences
Genetics and Society
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 208
Arts and Sciences
Our Hungry World: From Malthus to McDonalds
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 243L
Arts and Sciences
Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 243
Arts and Sciences
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 244L
Arts and Sciences
Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 244
Arts and Sciences
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 270
Arts and Sciences
Introduction to Environmental Biology
SCI Scientific Literacy
BIOL 270L
Arts and Sciences
Introduction to Environmental Biology Laboratory
SCI Scientific Literacy
CHEM 101
Arts and Sciences
CHEM 101 Fundamental Chemistry I
SCI Scientific Literacy
CHEM 102
Arts and Sciences
Fundamental Chemistry II
SCI Scientific Literacy
CHEM 105
Arts and Sciences
Chemistry and Modern Society I
SCI Scientific Literacy
CHEM 111
Arts and Sciences
General Chemistry I
SCI Scientific Literacy
CHEM 141
Arts and Sciences
Principles of Chemistry I
SCI Scientific Literacy
ENVR 101
Arts and Sciences
Introduction to the Environment
SCI Scientific Literacy
ENVR 101L
Arts and Sciences
Introduction to the Environment Lab
SCI Scientific Literacy
ENVR 200
Arts and Sciences
Natural History of South Carolina
SCI Scientific Literacy
GEOG 104
Arts and Sciences
Introduction to Physical Geography
SCI Scientific Literacy
GEOG 201
Arts and Sciences
Landform Geography
SCI Scientific Literacy
GEOG 202
Arts and Sciences
Weather and Climate
SCI Scientific Literacy
GEOL 101
Arts and Sciences
Introduction to the Earth
SCI Scientific Literacy
GEOL 103
Arts and Sciences
Environment of the Earth
SCI Scientific Literacy
GEOL 110
Arts and Sciences
Cultural Geology
SCI Scientific Literacy
GEOL 205
Arts and Sciences
Earth Resources
SCI Scientific Literacy
GEOL 215 / MSCI 215
Arts and Sciences
Coastal Environments of the Southeastern United States
SCI Scientific Literacy
GEOL 215L / MSCI 215L
Arts and Sciences
Coastal Environments of the Southeastern U.S. (Laboratory)
SCI Scientific Literacy
GEOL 230
Arts and Sciences
Geology of the National Parks
SCI Scientific Literacy
MSCI 101
Arts and Sciences
The Ocean Environment
SCI Scientific Literacy
MSCI 102
Arts and Sciences
The Living Ocean
SCI Scientific Literacy
MSCI 210L
Arts and Sciences
Oceans and Society Laboratory
SCI Scientific Literacy
MSCI 210
Arts and Sciences
Oceans and Society
SCI Scientific Literacy
MSCI 215L / GEOL 215L
Arts and Sciences
Coastal Environments of the Southeastern U.S. (Laboratory)
SCI Scientific Literacy
MSCI 215 / GEOL 215
Arts and Sciences
Coastal Environments of the Southeastern United States
SCI Scientific Literacy
PHYS 201L
Arts and Sciences
General Physics Laboratory I
SCI Scientific Literacy
PHYS 201
Arts and Sciences
General Physics I
SCI Scientific Literacy
PHYS 202
Arts and Sciences
General Physics II
SCI Scientific Literacy
PHYS 202L
Arts and Sciences
General Physics Laboratory II
SCI Scientific Literacy
PHYS 211L
Arts and Sciences
Essentials of Physics I Lab
SCI Scientific Literacy
PHYS 211
Arts and Sciences
Essentials of Physics I
SCI Scientific Literacy
PHYS 212
Arts and Sciences
Essentials of Physics II
SCI Scientific Literacy
PHYS 212L
Arts and Sciences
Essentials of Physics II Lab
SCI Scientific Literacy

Questions?

Students who have questions about the Carolina Core should contact their academic advisor or undergraduate College office.

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