USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
USC College is the liberal arts center of the University of Southern California, teaching more than 10,000 undergraduates. It offers instruction in the humanities, the natural sciences and the social sciences, leading to bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees. The programs of the college provide both a broad liberal arts education and a thorough grounding in an academic discipline. Breadth is supplied by the general education program and electives. Departmental majors, interdisciplinary majors, and special programs and minors provide depth.
USC College combines two "worlds" — the world of the self-contained liberal arts school, with small classes and close working relationships between students and faculty, and the larger world of the research university, where new ventures and new ideas are being explored by internationally known scholars. This combination makes the college a supportive and exciting place to learn.
USC College offers many opportunities for post-baccalaureate study. Graduate programs within the college leading to master's degrees and doctor of philosophy degrees are administered through the USC Graduate School.
Howard Gillman, Ph.D., Dean, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Michael Quick, Ph.D., Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
Roger D. Stewart, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Planning
David Houser, M.B.A., Senior Associate Dean for Business and Financial Affairs
Susan Andrews, M.S., Senior Associate Dean for Communication
Richard Vargas, B.S., Senior Associate Dean for Advancement
Dani Byrd, Ph.D., Vice Dean for Faculty and Research
Steven Lamy, Ph.D., Vice Dean for Academic Programs
George Sanchez, Ph.D., Director of College Diversity
Jane M. Cody, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Richard Fliegel, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Mark Todd, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
Susan H. Kamei, J.D., Associate Dean for Advanced and Professional Programs
Kathleen Speer, B.S., Associate Dean for Faculty and Research
Steven Wagner, M.B.A., Associate Dean for Business and Financial Affairs
Karen Rowan-Badger, B.S., Assistant Dean for Admission
James R. McElwain, A.I.A., Senior Administrator for Facilities
Departments and ProgramsAmerican Studies and Ethnicity Anthropology Art History Biological Sciences Chemistry Classics Comparative Literature Earth Sciences East Asian Languages and Cultures East Asian Studies Center Economics English Environmental Studies French and Italian Gender Studies Geography German Health and Humanity History Interdisciplinary Major International Relations Judaic Studies Kinesiology Liberal Studies Linguistics Mathematics Narrative Studies Neuroscience Ocean Sciences Philosophy Physics and Astronomy Political Science Professional Writing Psychology Religion Slavic Languages and Literatures Sociology Spanish and Portuguese
Additional Programs Administered by the CollegeAmerican Language Institute
Interdisciplinary Major Program
Joint Educational Project
Learner Centered Curricula
Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program
Resident Honors Program
Supplemental Instruction Program
Thematic Option Program
Graduate Studies in Letters, Arts and Sciences
Graduate studies leading to the master's and Ph.D. degrees are available within most departments of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Candidates for graduate degrees must complete both the departmental requirements listed for each degree and the general requirements set by the Graduate School.