Academic Catalog

Global Competence Certificate

Global competence is one of the most important career skills in the 21st-century economy. The Global Competence Certificate prepares students to understand international issues and the interdependence of local and global communities; navigate intercultural encounters and relationships; communicate and collaborate with people from diverse cultures, perspectives, and languages; and take actions to ensure prosperity within a global marketplace and within the global economy of the Upstate region.

Required Courses 1,2,3,4
Select four 300- or 400-level globally-focused courses from at least two disciplines chosen from the following:12
Comparative Criminal Justice System
Globalization and Crime
International Economics
Topics in Literature, Culture and Difference
International Business Finance
International Film
Latin America since 1810
International Media
The International Business Enterprise
International Organizations
International Law
Asian Religious Traditions
Modern Islam
Intercultural Communication
or any 300- or 400-level USC Upstate study abroad, special topics, or internship course with a global and/or intercultural focus 4
Total Hours12

Minimum grade of C is required for all coursework.


A course taken in the major cannot also be counted toward the certificate.


Only degree-seeking students enrolled at USC Upstate are eligible to complete this certificate in conjunction with their degree requirements.


Consult the Academic Catalog for course prerequisites or placement requirements for all upper-division courses.