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Pre-Professional Options

Pre-Professional Options at USC Upstate

Most professional programs require or strongly recommend that you have a bachelor's degree at the time of entry into the professional program. Pre-professional programs that require, or for which a bachelor's degree is recommended, are: 

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Entry into pre-professional schools and graduate programs is on a competitive basis. Other pre-professional tracks require that students complete 60+ credit hours of undergraduate credit (about two years of work at USC Upstate, followed by two or more years of professional study elsewhere).  

Program Contacts

Yancy McDougal
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

Pre-Physical Therapy & Pre-Occupational Therapy:
Ben Snyder 864-503-5528
Program Coordinator
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:     
Jeannie Chapman 864-503-5768
Division of Natural Sciences & Engineering

USC Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5000
Toll-free: 800-277-8727
Email: info@uscupstate.edu