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USC Upstate does not offer professional engineering degrees in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Computer or Biomedical Engineering. The USC Upstate pre-engineering program is designed to meet entrance requirements of the USC College of Engineering in Columbia. The pre-engineering program at USC Upstate consists of approximately one year of basic science, mathematics, humanities and social science courses. After completing foundational coursework, students must transfer to an engineering institution for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Timely degree completion requires students to enter the engineering program of their choice in their third semester (Fall of the Sophomore year). Entry to all engineering programs is on a competitive basis.

Pre-engineering majors who wish to transfer to the USC College of Engineering must have a cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.75 or higher. All transfer students must complete at least one semester of calculus with a minimum grade of “C” prior to transfer.

Students interested in engineering programs other than the USC College of Engineering should consult that particular school's catalog for transfer and admissions requirements. Courses that are typically required for most programs include English, Calculus, Chemistry and Physics. 


Division Chair Contacts

Natural Sciences & Engineering
Jeannie Chapman, Ph.D.

History, Political Science, Philosophy, American Studies and Religion
Robert McCormick, Ph.D.

USC Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5000
Toll-free: 800-277-8727