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3+2 Engineering Program


The USC Viterbi School of Engineering has established 3+2 programs with many four-year liberal arts colleges around the country. 3+2 studenStudents in a 3+2 program earn two bachelors degrees in 5 years, one in a liberal arts field and one in engineering. Typically, students spend their first 3 years at a partner liberal arts school and then transfer to USC and spend 2 years completing their engineering program.  Please note admission to USC through the 3+2 program is not guaranteed.
Application Process 
At USC, 3+2 applicants are considered transfer applicants. To apply to transfer as a 3+2 student you must:
  • Attend a partner school
  • Complete course requirements outlined in the 3+2 agreement prior to transfer
  • Apply for Transfer Admission by completing the application process 
  • Letter of Recommendation from your 3+2 advisor at your current school verifying that you willl satisfy all of your school's GE/Core Courses prior to transfer to USC.  

If you are currently attending a  partner institution and are interested in the 3+2 Program, you should contact your current academic advisor and a USC Viterbi Transfer Counselor prior to applying to transfer.  

3+2 Pre-Requisites 

Coursework requirements vary by major.  Students interested in the 3+2 Engineering Program should consult with their current academic advisor and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. You can review the 3+2 Program Guide to see which courses  3+2 students typically satisfy prior to transfer to USC.


USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Office of Admission
Ronald Tutor Hall, Room 110
3710 S. McClintock Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2900
213.740.4530 phone     |     213.740.8690 fax     |     viterbi.admission@usc.edu
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