As engineers, we know you’re extremely analytical. You want to choose the best major for your future. Maybe you’re looking into breadth of post-graduation opportunities, or you’re calculating how much money you’ll make in industry, or you’re investigating research topics. Long story short – you’re considering a lot (as you should be), and we’re here to help.
Explore all 30+ major options below, and you will see that each major is laid out with four years, and no summers, of classes. You will jump right into your engineering curriculum, but with flexibility. Your first year you’ll take 3-4 engineering classes, including a specific intro course to your major and a broad coarse called Freshman Academy, where you will explore the big ideas in engineering. If after your first classes you decide you want to be a different kind of engineer, changing majors just requires a meeting with an adviser and your signature. If you’re admitted to one of our engineering programs, you are admitted to all of them. No major is easier or more difficult to get into than any other, and none of the programs are impacted. Also, Viterbi has the same admission rate as USC, so applying as an engineer gives you no disadvantage. We want to provide you with all the tools and flexibility you need to succeed as an engineer.
Listen while you explore!
Viterbi Voices: The Podcast
Did you know we have a podcast? Check out Viterbi Voices to listen to podcasts all about our different majors and disciplines! Whether it’s Dr. Soibelman discussing the Civil and Environmental Engineering department’s unique approach to research or Dr. Spedding explaining the difference between Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, this playlist was made for you.