Colleges and Schools
We are made up of schools and colleges devoted to specific areas of study. What distinguishes us from others is our ability to reach across those disciplines to create unique educational opportunities for you.
College of Arts and Sciences
Every undergraduate student takes foundational classes in the College of Arts and Sciences. With more than 20 core disciplines, we provide over half of all instruction at USC, offering a diverse curriculum that enables students to transform the world around them.
Darla Moore School of Business
Academic excellence is at the heart of everything we do at the Darla Moore School of Business. As a top-ranked business program, we immerse our students in their chosen field, and offer a strong business core to prepare them for the global marketplace.
College of Education
The College of Education is committed to excellence through leadership, teacher education, research, diversity and outreach with the goal of positively impacting students, families and communities.
College of Engineering and Computing
We blend 150 years of education with real-world experience and access to global research opportunities in energy, cyber security, aerospace and materials. We produce highly trained undergraduates who earn some of the highest starting salaries available.
The Graduate School
The University of South Carolina is a top-tier research institution that supports almost 250 graduate programs. Our community of over 6,000 graduate students receive outstanding training in their disciplines from world-class faculty to become accomplished scholars and industry leaders.
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
We prepare you for a high-growth career in exciting fields ranging from resort management, information technology and entertainment to retail merchandising and entrepreneurship. Our hallmark competitive internships, expert faculty and access to industry leaders give you a future with no limits.
College of Information and Communications
Our schools prepare you for careers in the use of information — journalistically, persuasively, analytically — for all audiences and across all media and formats. At undergraduate and graduate degree levels, we are all about information collection, dissemination and preservation in the 21st century digital world.
School of Law
The USC School of Law celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2017 — the same year it moves into its new state-of-the-art home. Not only do we provide unsurpassed preparation for law practice and leadership, but our all-volunteer pro bono program, the first of its kind in the nation, reinforces our mission to contribute to the common good.
School of Medicine Columbia
Noted for its high-quality medical education, we are dedicated to providing humanistic patient care. As part of a top-tier research institution, our students have access to the latest diagnostic technology while learning alongside a dynamic team of clinicians and research scientists.
School of Medicine Greenville
After 20 years of training many of our third-year medical students, Greenville Health Systems partnered with us to create a whole new school serving the Upstate of South Carolina and beyond. Your medical career begins with nine weeks of EMT training and certification.
School of Music
The world-class faculty at our music school will help you turn your passion into your life’s work by preparing you for professional careers and leadership in music teaching, performance and composition.
College of Nursing
Nursing is one of the fastest-growing, fulfilling and versatile career opportunities available. We were recently named the No. 1 Best Graduate Online Nursing Program by U.S. News & World Report, and our undergraduate nursing program produces the largest number of B.S.N. nurses in the state!
College of Pharmacy
Whether you want to make your mark in clinical care, research or the pharmaceutical industry, we prepare you for a rewarding and well-compensated career on the front lines of healthcare. USC began educating pharmacists 150 years ago, and we boast the largest alumni network in the state.
Arnold School of Public Health
The Arnold School of Public Health works to improve the health of South Carolinians and people around the world through research, education and outreach programs focused on disease prevention, environmental health and access to health services.
College of Social Work
We collaborate with the local, national and international communities to promote social well-being and social justice through dynamic teaching, research and service. Our graduates find careers in gerontology, health care, mental health and addiction services, youth services, support for military members and their families, community organizing, advocacy and social policy.
South Carolina Honors College
Come be a part of one of the best honors colleges in the country, housed in a top-tier research university! Live and learn in a community of intellectually gifted students, and gain exclusive access to unconventional classes and a customized curriculum.