Social Entrepreneurship Minor

Social Entrepreneurship Minor


The Minor in Social Entrepreneurship is for students of all majors who are interested in social innovation and want to use business to solve the world’s most serious problems. This minor requires 21-22 units to complete. Coursework covers social entrepreneurship, best practices in public and private sectors, and management skills required to start and maintain social enterprises. Social entrepreneurship minors are required to take introductory courses that analyze social enterprise models and study the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Through the elective offerings, students have the option to tailor coursework to their academic interests and professional aspirations.

To Apply

  1. Check the USC Marshall Undergraduate Students website, under Applying to Marshall for Current USC Students, for information on Marshall Minor information sessions, held each semester.
  2. Apply online to the minor through the USC Marshall Undergraduate Students website.
  3. Applications to Marshall minors are accepted throughout the year. The Office of Undergraduate Advising will notify applicants via USC email of the minor admission decision, typically within 10 business days after the application is submitted.


Admission for Marshall minors requires the completion of 32-48 units, a declared major, and a minimum USC GPA of 2.75. We encourage you to apply as soon as you have completed the minimum number of units required and well in advance of your expected graduation date to ensure that you have enough time to complete all required courses, including prerequisite courses. Note that students may take a maximum of three Marshall courses prior to admission. Please be in touch with your current major advisor and Marshall Undergraduate Advising to update your course plan accordingly.

Social Entrepreneurship Minor Course List


Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab
Marelle Berry, Senior Student Programs Advisor

Marshall Undergraduate Academic Advising
Bridge Memorial Hall (BRI), Room 104
213-740-0690 /

For additional information and the Marshall Minor Application, visit the Marshall Admissions website.