About University of Southern California (USC)

The University of Southern California (USC) is a privateresearch university located in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1880, it is the oldest private research university in California. USC has historically educated a large number of the region's business leaders and professionals. In recent decades, the university has also leveraged its location in Los Angeles to establish relationships with research and cultural institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim. An engine for economic activity, USC contributes US $8 billion annually to the economy of the Los Angeles metropolitan area and California.

For the 2014–15 academic year, there were 18,740 students enrolled in four-year undergraduate programs. USC also has 23,729 graduate and professional students in a number of different programs, including business, law, engineering, social work, and medicine. The university is one of the top fundraising institutions in the world, consistently ranking among the top three in external contributions and alumni giving rates.​


Effective period: Fall 2014 - Summer 2015, for students that began college prior to Fall 2015

Fall 2014 - Summer 2015 Articulation Agreement

PDF FileFall 2014 - Summer 2015 General Education Pattern

Effective period: Fall 2017 - Summer 2018, for students that began college Fall 2015 or later

Fall 2017 - Summer 2018 Articulation Agreement

PDF FileFall 2017 - Summer 2018 General Education Pattern

Transfer Planning Guide​

USC Transfer Planning Guide for Majors and General Eduction Requirements

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