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The Pre-Engineering program at USC Upstate is designed to meet the entrance requirements for the USC College of Engineering & Computing and Clemson University College of Engineering and Science. The Pre-Engineering program consists of approximately one year of basic science, mathematics, humanities and social science courses. After completing foundational course work, students must transfer to an engineering institution for completion of a bachelor’s degree. Entry to all engineering programs is on a competitive basis.
USC COLUMBIA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & COMPUTINGUSC offers Bachelor’s Degrees with the following engineering majors:
Pre-engineering majors who wish to transfer to the USC College of Engineering must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. All transfer students must complete at least one semester of calculus with a minimum grade of “C” prior to transfer.
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & SCIENCEClemson offers Bachelor’s Degrees with the following engineering majors:
Transfer students must complete at least 30 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
OTHER SCHOOLS OF ENGINEERINGStudents wishing to transfer to Schools of Engineering other than USC or Clemson University should consult that school’s website for specific requirements. Common prerequisite courses include: English 101 (Composition I), 102 (Composition II); Mathematics 141 (Calculus I), 142 (Calculus II), 241 (Calculus III), 245 (Elementary Differential Equations; Chemistry 111 (General Chemistry), 112 (General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis) and Physics 211 (Essentials of Physics I), 212 (Essentials of Physics II).Other good choices are history and/or economics courses.
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Pre-Physical Therapy & Pre-Occupational Therapy:
Ben Snyder 864-503-5528
Exercise and Sports Science
Carol Loar 864-503-7550
Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy, and American Studies
Pre-Engineering, Pre-Medical, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Pre-Dental, Pre-Pharmacy & Pre-Physician Assistant:
Division of Natural Sciences & Engineering
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?