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HSS Degree Requirements

HSS Degree Requirements

  1. A total of 120 credits is required for the BA.
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.0 in all courses is required.
  3. A minimum GPA of 2.0 in all courses used to satisfy the HSS Major requirements is required.
  4. The HSS Major requires 36 credits in Humanities and Social Sciences courses. Of these 36 credits, at least 24 credits must be at the 300 or 400 level. No 100-level courses may be used to satisfy the HSS Major. Note also that the University-wide requirement of a minimum of 30 credits in courses at the 300 or 400 level applies, so if fewer than 30 credits in 300- or 400-level courses are taken for the HSS major, the remaining credits must still be completed.
  5. Distribution of the 36 HSS credits: (A) at least 6 credits must be taken in each of TWO of the fields in the Humanities AND at least 6 credits must be taken in each of TWO of the fields in the Social Sciences. (B) In one of the four fields, a total of 12 credits must be completed including a 400-level course. The 2-2-2-4 distribution of courses totals 30 credits; the remaining six credits required for the HSS Major may be taken in any of the HSS disciplines.

Download the HSS Degree Requirements Worksheet (PDF)

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