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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

Pre-Chiropractic:
Yancy McDougal
864-503-5778
Director
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

Pre-Physical Therapy & Pre-Occupational Therapy:
Ben Snyder
864-503-5528
Program Coordinator
Exercise and Sports Science

Pre-Law:
Carol Loar 
864-503-7550
Chair
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
Chair
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