College of Arts and Sciences

General Studies and Advising Center

B.A. in Humanities or Social Sciences

This division of general studies is for students whose primary interest in the humanities or social sciences requires programs and course selections not possible within single academic units or established curricula.

Students who wish to earn a bachelor of arts in humanities or a bachelor of arts in social sciences will devise an approved, coherent program of study that fulfills an academic or career goal and includes prerequisites consistent with the 300- and 400-level course work. In addition, each student will satisfy the General Education Requirements and any additional requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.

For a list of approved Plan A or Plan B areas, please contact the CAS General Studies office.

Plan A—Primary/Secondary Concentration

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Primary concentration

A minimum of 24 semester credits, including at least 15 hours at the 300-400 level, must be completed in a single humanities or social sciences department or published program with a minimum 2.00 primary concentration GPA.

The degree granted (humanities or social sciences) will depend on this primary concentration.

Secondary concentration

A minimum of 15 semester credits, including at least six (6) hours at the 300-400 level, must be completed in another academic department, program, or area published in the catalog with a minimum 2.00 GPA.

Plan B—Three Related Areas in Humanities or Social Sciences

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Plan B checksheet, UCORE »
Plan B checksheet, GER »

Humanities

A combination of humanities courses totaling at least 39 hours involving three (3) academic areas with a minimum of nine (9) hours in each of the three areas. At least 21 of the 39 hours must be at the 300-400 level, and the GPA for the 39 hours must be a 2.00 minimum. Students declare the general humanities major and receive a bachelor of arts in humanities.

Social Sciences

A combination of social sciences courses totaling at least 39 hours involving three (3) academic areas with a minimum of nine (9) hours in each of the three areas. At least 21 of the 39 hours must be at the 300-400 level, and the GPA for the 39 hours must be a 2.00 minimum. Students declare the general social sciences major and receive a bachelor of arts in social sciences.

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences

Humanities Options

Minors

Advising Forms

If you are a first-semester freshman entering WSU during the fall 2012 academic semester or later, you will use the UCORE checksheets. If you are a returning student or are transferring in to WSU before fall 2013, you will use the GER checksheets.

 

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 August 21, 2012.