International Year One in General

Overview

The International Year One leads to a wide range of undergraduate degrees at the University.

Key information

This is a 2-semester program that will be tailored to prepare you for your chosen undergraduate degree. This program eases the transition to US undergraduate study by combining credit-bearing courses from the first year of your degree with additional support services, instruction tailored to your academic and language level, and cultural experiences, helping ensure your future success.

  • With a wide variety of top-ranked academics at the University of South Carolina, including number-one-ranked programs in international business and sport science, international students have multiple options to earn prestigious degrees.
  • No matter where they are in their student journey, international students at the University of South Carolina have an experience that’s focused on satisfaction and successful outcomes, demonstrated by UofSC’s number-one-ranked first-year experience and 95% program completion rate.
  • When international students come to the University of South Carolina, they gain access to a robust network of global companies including Deloitte, Ernst & Young, IBM, and Mercedes-Benz, giving them a competitive edge both for internships and employment after graduation.

Entry requirements

Age requirement
17
Academic requirements
High school diploma; Minimum 3.5 GPA (out of 5.0).
English language entry requirements
2 Semesters: IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 68, Duolingo 90

Dates & Fees


August 2023 start
(2 Semesters)
Thu 10 August 2023 - Wed 1 May 2024
$36,414

Example Study Plan

Semester 1
English for Academic Purposes 2: Critical Analysis, Composition and Presentation
3 Credits
Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding Course
3 Credits
Math Course
3 Credits
Natural Science Course
3 Credits
The International Student in the University II
3 Credits
Semester 2
Art Course OR Academic Track Course
3 Credits
English for Academic Purposes 3: Advanced Academic Writing and Communication
3 Credits
History Course
3 Credits
Math Course
3 Credits
The International Student in the University III
3 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available
Degree
Final level
English level
Additional requirements

Accounting
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Advertising
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Aerospace Engineering
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

African-American Studies
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Anthropology
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Art Education
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Art Education
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Art History
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Art Studio
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Biological Sciences
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Biomedical Engineering
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Broadcast Journalism
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Business Administration
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Cardiovascular Technology
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Chemical Engineering
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Chemistry
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Chinese Studies
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Civil Engineering
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Classics
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Comparative Literature
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Composition
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Computer Science/Computer Engineering
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Criminology and Criminal Justice
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Dance
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Dance Education
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Early Childhood Education
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Economics
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Economics
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Electrical Engineering
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Elementary Education
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

English
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Entrepreneurship
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Environmental Science
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Environmental Studies
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Exercise Science
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Fashion Merchandising
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Film and Media Studies
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Finance
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Foreign Language Education
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

French
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Geography
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Geological Sciences
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Geophysics
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

German
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Global Studies
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

History
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Hospitality Management
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Human Resources
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Information Science
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Integrated Information Technology
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

International Business
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

International Studies
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Jazz Studies
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Journalism
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Journalism (Sports Production Option)
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Marine Science
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Marketing
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Mass Communications
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Mathematics
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Mechanical Engineering
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Media Arts
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Middle Level Education
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Music
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Music Education
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Music Education
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Nursing
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Operations and Supply Chain
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Performance (Brass)
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Performance (Guitar)
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Performance (Organ)
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Performance (Percussion)
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Performance (Piano)
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Performance (Strings)
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Performance (Voice)
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Performance (Woodwinds)
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Pharmaceutical Sciences
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Philosophy
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Physical Education
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Physics
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Political Science
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Psychology
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Public Health
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Public Relations
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Real Estate
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Religious Studies
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Retail Management
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Risk Management and Insurance
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Russian
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Secondary Education
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Social Work
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Sociology
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Spanish
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Sport and Entertainment Management
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Statistics
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Theatre
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Theory
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Tourism Management
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Visual Communications
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

Women's and Gender Studies
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA