- Offered as:
In the general studies program, students consider personal, academic, and career goals to design multidisciplinary degree programs in the social sciences or humanities. The unique student-centered plans result from students’ focus on individual values, interests, and abilities to achieve fulfillment of lifelong personal, educational, and professional goals.
- Requirements and core courses
24 completed semester credits
2.0 minimum grade point average
Suggested Classes for Freshmen
Focus on UCORE and take one or two introductory courses to determine interest level
(Pol S 101, Soc 101, Anth 101, F A 101, Psych 105,
CES 101, CrmJ 101, Phil 101, Hist 101, Engl 108, etc.)
Suggested Classes for Transfer Students
Any humanities, social sciences, sciences, UCORE;
any coursework for degree concentrations
Any UCORE, most commonly:
Math 105: Exploring Mathematics
Math 212: Introduction to Statistical Methods
Phil 201: Elementary Logic
Fin 223: Personal Finance
Determined by major areas or concentrations.
See the WSU Catalog for degree requirements and talk with your academic advisor about planning and scheduling your courses. All students must meet requirements as outlined in the catalog in order to graduate.
- Scholarships and financial aid
For students in humanities
Students can apply for University-level scholarships and more than $50,000 in scholarships awarded by the College of Liberal Arts.
For all students
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs. Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
Students should complete the Washington State University general scholarship application and the FAFSA to ensure their eligibility for the widest range of scholarships and needed-based financial aid.
For information or to apply for financial aid and scholarships from WSU, see the Scholarships and Finances section of the WSU website.
What you can do with a degree in social sciences and humanities
• Social services
• Marketing and public relations
• Publishing, editing, and technical and creative writing
Skills you can market with a degree in social sciences and humanities
• Effective written and oral communication
• Reading and listening comprehension
• Cultural awareness and sensitivity
• Passion for life-long learning
• Critical thinking and problem solving
• Ability to conduct independent learning projects
• Time management and organization
• Ability to integrate knowledge from a variety of disciplines