Diablo Valley College and University of Southern California

Diablo Valley College and University of Southern California
Transfer Advisement Sheet for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration
Effective Fall 2010 – Summer 2011
The following pre-major courses are required for admission consideration:
Admission Requirements 1
Writing Requirement
USC Course
WRIT-130 or 140
Fund. Principles of Calculus*
Diablo Valley Coll.
ENGL 123 or 126 or PHILO 130 or
SOCIO 122 or SPCH 121 or HIST 122
MATH 182 with 183
* Completion of Diablo Valley College’s Math 192 (USC MATH-125 Calculus I) equivalent will waive the USC MATH-118 equivalent
**As of fall 2010, microeconomics and macroeconomics are no longer required for admission to the Marshall School of Business. Revisions to the
undergraduate curriculum require an intermediate economics sequence to be completed at USC, in residence.
Additional Suggested Preparation
Successful completion of two accounting courses (BUSAC 186 and 187) allows registration in BUAD 305. BUSAC 186 and
187 will transfer as elective credit. If you do not complete the two semesters of accounting prior to entering USC, you would
enroll in BUAD 280 and BUAD 281 and take six units of accounting at USC. Admission into the Leventhal School of
Accounting is granted through the Marshall School of Business. Prospective accounting majors must receive grades of “B”
or better in both BUSAC 186 and 187.
Additional consideration will be given to applicants who have completed courses which satisfy general education categories
I, II, III, and V. Applications for admission to USC’s Marshall School of Business can be submitted after completing at least
30 transferable units as well as the courses listed above. Please refer to the articulation agreement for a detailed list of general
education requirements. Please use this document in conjunction with the most recent version of the Transferring to USC
brochure and this advisement sheet. Articulation agreements are available at http://www.usc.edu/dept/ARR/articulation
Admissions Information:
Admission is competitive, and the application review is holistic. We consider the application prompts; academic/enrollment
history and pre-major course performance. A maximum of 64, transferable, college units may be used to fulfill USC
undergraduate degree requirements. Applicants completing a minimum of 30 transferable units by the end of the spring term
are not required to submit standardized testing scores. Other questions regarding business and accounting admissions criteria
or process may be directed to the Marshall School of Business, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Bridge Hall 105, (213)
740-8885. Please plan to visit the campus for one of our transfer student programs:
http://www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/visit/transfer.html .
NOTE: This advisement sheet is derived from the Articulation Agreement between USC and your college. This
advisement sheet is not a formal document due to regular updates and changes. Please refer to the articulation
agreements on the USC Website for new updates at http://www.usc.edu/dept/ARR/articulation prior to enrollment.
For questions regarding course equivalency, please contact the Registrars Office at USC.
For additional program information about the Marshall School of Business please visit:
Marshall School of Business Home Page
Marshall Transfer Admission Page
USC’s Course Catalog
Online Application
The University of Southern California admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.
Revised 7/12/2010