This program allows students to essentially create their own major, in a similar program to NYU (but even better because we are in LA). Too often students are conflicted about what major to pursue OR even worse are unsure they picked the right major after committing. This program resolves the issue and allows students to showcase their independence and motivation. The student creates their own curriculum with their advisor; essentially a student would pair business courses with one or more USC schools including public policy, cinematic arts, keck, annenberg, thorton, leventhal, etc.
These would be a general curriculum outline for students to follow regardless of their chosen individualized major:
- 3 Semesters worth of business courses
- 1.5 semester of GE's
- 2.5 semesters free at any USC school(s)
- 1 Semester of internship: required 2nd semester of senior year
An example below is someone who would want to be a journalist or writer for the entertainment industry:
YEAR 1: GE's + business course
YEAR 2: business courses + cinematic arts (critical studies)
YEAR 3: business courses + annenberg (journalism)
YEAR 4: thorton (music industry) + intern at a publishing company
Besides helping decide if a particular field is right for a student, the internships will provide firsthand experience that could lead to a full-time position after graduating thanks to USC's incredible alumni network.