The USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences prepares students to be world citizens and leaders through increasing awareness, understanding and appreciation of cultural differences. For underlying all inquiry in the humanities, social sciences and sciences is the hope that our new discoveries and insights will be the driving force for a better future in our community and our world.
Diversity in all aspects of its organization, academic programs, faculty, research and students highlights USC Dornsife’s commitment to globalization. This begins in Los Angeles, where USC enrolls more international students than any other institution of higher education in America and continues with programs such as Problems Without Passports, which combines problem-based or inquiry learning research exercises with study in a foreign country, Washington D.C., or Los Angeles.
As the academic heart of the university, USC Dornsife offers opportunities to develop and refine global awareness among its students through more than 60 majors and nearly 80 minors, study abroad opportunities in 50 programs in 28 countries, and internationally themed curricula. In addition, USC Dornsife offers language courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian (Farsi), Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.