The USC Viterbi School of Engineering has established 3+2 programs with many four-year liberal arts colleges around the country.

While 3+2 is not the only way to transfer to USC Viterbi, it offers a unique opportunity to earn two bachelors degrees in 5 years. The first degree in a liberal arts field from the first institution and one in engineering from USC.

Are you eligible?

The 3+2 Engineering program is a specially designed curriculum with specific, named, partner schools.  Typically, students spend their first 3 years at a partner liberal arts school completing specific, pre-determined coursework in one major, and then apply to transfer to USC in order to spend 2 years completing their engineering program.

Please note: Admission to USC through the 3+2 program is not guaranteed and you must attend one of the listed partner schools to participate in the 3+2 program.

How to apply

At USC, 3+2 applicants are considered transfer applicants and must follow the USC transfer application process. 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
  • Complete the Transfer Application Process
  • Letter of Recommendation from your 3+2 advisor at your current school verifying that you will satisfy all of your school’s GE/Core Courses prior to transfer to USC.
Apply as a Transfer Student

3+2 Partner Schools

  • BIOLA University
  • Claremont-McKenna College
  • Colorado College
  • Gordon College
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Morehouse College
  • Pepperdine University
  • St. Mary’s College of CA
  • Spelman College
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of San Francisco
  • Westmont College
  • Westminster College – Salt Lake
  • Whittier College
  • Willamette University