College of Arts and Sciences

General Studies and Advising Center


With three primary degree options, the CAS General Studies program offers the perfect opportunity to customize your education.

The choice is yours.

Imagine a degree program where you can combine painting and philosophy, criminal justice and Chinese, or music and mathematics. Pick two or three fields of study and create an academic plan that fits your passions and prepares you for the challenges of a global society.

Your primary area of study must fall within the degree option you select. However, your secondary area(s) may incorporate any field offered at the University (except for Plan B of the sciences option).


Within CAS, there are numerous disciplines to choose from: American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, comparative ethnic studies, English, fine arts, foreign languages and cultures, history, music, philosophy, theatre, and women's studies.

Students may also select to study apparel and interior design, communication, architecture, and landscape architecture.

Social Sciences

Options within the college include 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.


The basic medical sciences option focuses on coursework in biological sciences and chemistry required by many post-graduate health professions programs, including medicine, dentistry, ophthalmology, physical therapy, and nursing schools.

Additional options offer concentrations in biological sciences, mathematics, or physical sciences.

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 May 20, 2015.