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big reasons to experience innovative research at USC Dornsife

  • Reason 1: Language & Literature

    Scholars illuminate the fundamentals of humanistic scholarship as captured in the uniquely human accomplishments of language — written and spoken.

  • Reason 2: Visual & Cultural Studies

    Scholars interpret how visual images and culture across time and place advance our understanding of the human psyche and condition.

  • Reason 3: Social Structures, Governance & Economics

    Researchers examine how humans define and redefine their social relations with one another.

  • Reason 4: Cellular, Genetic, and Biochemical Research

    Scientists study fundamental building blocks of life.

  • Reason 5: Behavioral and Cognitive Research

    Scientists describe how animals — from the simplest organisms to humans — use their bodies, neural resources, and, ultimately, cognition to function in the world around them.

  • Reason 6: Physical Science and Mathematical Research

    Scientists and mathematicians investigate the nature of the physical world and the patterns, concepts and conjectures that emerge.

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Nearly 500 distinguished scholars are engaged in systematic inquiry within the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences has attracted a large pool of the world’s leading scholars and rising stars who will help shape the research enterprise of the 21st century.

USC Dornsife's numerous decorated scholars include a Nobel Prize winner, 10 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 29 Guggenheim fellowship holders and 10 members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Sponsored research has nearly doubled at USC in the last 10 years to $485 million in 2008. In fact, USC is the ninth-largest recipient of federal research dollars among all private universities in the U.S.

Talented graduate and undergraduate students of USC Dornsife will be among the world-renowned scientists and scholars of the next generation.

Quick facts on research at USC Dornsife:

  • Sponsored research has nearly doubled at USC in the last 10 years to $485 million in 2008.
  • USC is the ninth-largest recipient of federal research dollars among all private universities in the U.S.
  • USC Dornsife's numerous decorated scholars include a Nobel Prize winner, 10 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 29 Guggenheim fellowship holders and 10 members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
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USC Dornsife Research

University of Southern California
3551 Trousdale Parkway
ADM  304
Los Angeles, CA 90089-4012

Research@dornsife.usc.edu

(213) 740-2531