College of Arts and Sciences

General Studies and Advising Center


The CAS General Studies Program features the most extensive opportunity for students' academic choices available at Washington State University.

Campuses in Pullman, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver, as well as WSU Online Programs, offer the bachelor of arts in humanities and the bachelor of arts in social sciences.

As you explore specific programs in the linked pages, imagine yourself engaged in two, three, or even more fields of study, preparing for the varied and changing world that awaits your acceptance of its challenges.

While at least one area must be among the studies below, secondary areas may be from any field in the University. The choices are yours.

What are the humanities?

Within CAS these include American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, comparative ethnic studies, English, fine arts, foreign languages and cultures, history, music, philosophy, theatre, and women's studies. Students also elect areas in apparel and interior design, communication, architecture, and landscape architecture.

What are the social sciences?

Yes, some of these appear above, too! American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, comparative ethnic studies, criminal justice, economics, history, human development, political science, psychology, sociology, speech and hearing sciences, women's studies, and business administration.

Degrees Offered

Humanities Options


Multi-Area Programs Available in Other Departments

Campus Codes

P = Pullman
TC = Tri-Cities
V = Vancouver
Online = WSU Online


CAS General Studies & Advising Center, Daggy Hall 201, PO Box 642421, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-2421
509-335-8731 • Contact Us • Last updated July 12, 2012.