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 offers Bachelor’s Degrees with the following engineering majors:
Biomedical Engineering Civil Engineering
Chemical Engineering Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering Mechanical Engineering
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 offers Bachelor’s Degrees with the following engineering majors:
General Engineering Electrical Engineering
Bioengineering Environmental Engineering
Biosystems Engineering Industrial Engineering
Chemical Engineering Materials Science & Engineering
Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Transfer students must complete at least 30 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
Students 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.