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Major Requirements

ISS majors choose two concentrations in which to specialize. During the course of study students take 12 hours in each concentration (total of 24 hours). Click here for concentration options and course requirements for each concentration.

ISS Core Requirements:
In addition to their concentration, ISS majors must take a common set of core courses (18 hours). These include:

  • ISS 3010 Introduction to Social Sciences
  • STA 2122 Social Science Statistics
  • ISS 4935 Seminar in Social Sciences (must have senior standing)
  • One course in each of the following areas:

African American Studies
International Studies
Women’s Studies

Important Facts to Remember

  • Students typically develop a program of study at the onset of their junior year. No student should assume that courses already completed will automatically count toward the ISS degree.
  • All ISS majors will be required to complete a contract with the advisor, outlining their concentration and courses
  • A degree is earned upon the completion of 42 approved hours of coursework from the College of Arts and Sciences, with a minimum of 30 hours at the 3000 or above level
  • Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of a 2.0 in ISS to graduate
  • ISS majors must satisfy two semesters of a foreign language in order to graduate.
  • If a student chooses one of the cultural diversity areas for a concentration, then a total of five (5) courses will be taken in the area.
  • No transfer courses with grades of D are acceptable for credit in the ISS major.