General Studies

General Studies enables students, in consultation with the Academic Advising Center, to design an interdisciplinary major in the humanities (critical languages, English, philosophy and religion) or the social sciences (American studies, Asian studies, economics, history, political science and psychology). Students may create an area of study that embraces an intellectual theme, such as environmental and population control, human rights, war and peace, or moral and ethical responsibilities.

Jonathan Wu

Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and Assistant Professor of Biology
Advisor and Coordinator of the General Studies major

Sample Curriculum

15 Courses in Liberal Arts, Including five courses from the concentration

Five electives in History; three at the 2000 level or above

Seven electives in three different social science areas other than History
(Two of the above 12 courses should be writing-intensive at the upper level)

Three electives in the Humanities at the 2000 level or above