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Pre-Engineering

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 & COMPUTING
USC offers Bachelor’s Degrees with the following engineering majors:

Biomedical EngineeringCivil Engineering
Chemical EngineeringElectrical Engineering 
Computer EngineeringMechanical 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 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & SCIENCE
Clemson offers Bachelor’s Degrees with the following engineering majors:

General EngineeringElectrical Engineering
BioengineeringEnvironmental Engineering
Biosystems EngineeringIndustrial Engineering
Chemical EngineeringMaterials Science & Engineering
Civil EngineeringMechanical Engineering
Computer Engineering 

Transfer students must complete at least 30 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5

OTHER SCHOOLS OF ENGINEERING
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.


Program Contacts

Division of 
Natural Sciences & Engineering

Jeannie Chapman, Ph.D., Chair

Department of
History, Political Science, Philosophy, American Studies and Religion

Robert McCormick, Ph.D., Chair

Center for
Interdisciplinary Studies

Yancy McDougal, Ph.D., Director

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